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Michelle Obama candid about smoking pot in her new book

Long gone are the days of Bill Clinton’s famous line “I didn’t inhale.” Former first lady Michelle Obama has written candidly about her childhood marijuana use in her just-released memoir, “Becoming.” She is following in the footsteps of her husband, President Barack Obama, who has always been candid about his toker past as well.

In a recent interview with Robin Roberts on 20/20, while promoting the book, Mrs. Obama was candid about why she included the marijuana use when she could have just as easily left it out.

“That’s what I did,” she told Roberts, “That’s part of the becoming story. Everybody had something that they had to work through, something that they were figuring out.”

“When I was a kid, I inhaled. That was the point,” Barack Obama famously said during his 2008 presidential campaign. It’s a level of frankness that Michelle attempted to emulate in her book as well.

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“Becoming” hit bookstore shelves a few days ago and has already set records. According to Barnes & Noble, “Becoming” received more pre-order sales of any book since Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman rattled the literary world in 2015, and Amazon has reported that as of Wednesday morning it was the best selling book on the site.

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