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Fox: Obama to Force All Americans to Buy Pot -- Andy Borowitz

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According to Fox's Sean Hannity, who broke the story, Obama's initiative is part of a broader plan to make weed available and affordable to every individual in the United States. ****HUMOR****

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Kit B (276)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 7:02 am
Photograph by Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—President Obama is about to issue an executive order that would force all Americans to purchase a monthly supply of marijuana, the Fox News Channel reported today.

According to Fox’s Sean Hannity, who broke the story, Obama’s initiative is part of a broader plan to make weed available and affordable to every individual in the United States.

Under Obama’s plan, every American would be required to purchase a government-mandated amount of marijuana per month or face a penalty of up to two thousand dollars.

Hannity said that the President hopes to have the mandatory marijuana plan up and running by 2015, “but they’re still working on the Web site.”

Appearing on Fox, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) took issue with Obama’s recent remark that marijuana was no more dangerous than alcohol: “I saw that as an insult.”

By: Andy Borowitz | The New Yorker Magazine |


Arielle S (313)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 8:17 am
(laughing) WE know it's humor and satire but you can almost bet there will be some GOP's putting this out there as fact....

Pat B (356)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 8:28 am
Got a big chuckle out of this. Andy's so funny.!! Thanks, Kit for this.
BTW, in Texas re: pot: In a recent poll, 58 percent of Texans said they supported making marijuana legal for adults, and taxing and regulating like alcohol. And 61 percent support reducing possession of a small amount of marijuana to a civil penalty, similar to a traffic ticket.

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Yvonne White (229)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 12:18 pm
Now THAT's a program I can get behind!;) The audacity to cope!:) "Obama's initiative is part of a broader plan to make weed available and affordable to every individual in the United States"...If only they'd Just DO IT!

Nancy M (169)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 2:15 pm
Or worse- make them buy SPINACH!

Terry K (113)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 2:18 pm
Where do I sign up?

Dot A (182)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 4:37 pm
from the smell in my apartment building, that law went through years ago,...

JL A (281)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 5:25 pm
Wasn't that broccoli for Bush Nancy? Thanks for this welcome dose of AB Kit!

Bridget Robertson (106)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 1:14 am
Where can I get it? How soon?
I love it when you find these posts Kit. TY

Nancy M (169)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 6:00 am
Yeah broccoli- i got confused.

Angelika R (143)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 8:11 am
Kit, you KNOW i left that one for your return !;)

Kit B (276)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 10:32 am

Then I thank you Angelika, I do love sharing Andy.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 1:51 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 1:01 pm
Nice one! Definitely got a few giggles here. Thanks, Kit!
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