Pictured: “Sasha, Malia, not ‘til you’re 18,” joked the President.
WASHINGTON – For today’s 4/20 celebration, High Times magazine representatives presented the White House with a ceremonial bong for the annual pardon.
Beginning in 1977, each president since Jimmy Carter has pardoned a bong on April 20th in an event that’s become a time-honored tradition. Though the modern bong pardoning attracts a wealth of celebrities and speakers, the original ceremony was sparsely attended with only Rosalynn Carter, some secret service agents and Willie Nelson in attendance.
Speaking at the event, President Obama declared the oversized bong “a real beaut.”
“Though Dr. Stankenstein is dangerously dank, his crimes are hereby absolved,” he said.
The bong in question will enjoy a two-week tour of D.C.-area head shops before coming to rest in Joe Biden’s personal collection.