The annual White House Correspondents Dinner is a curious beast — a jovial night out for reporters, politicians and entertainers where lines are blurred and pot shots are a given.
U.S. president Barack Obama had his own stand-up set at the dinner on May 3, and one of his best jokes was about the ever-expanding marijuana laws throughout the country, specifically Colorado.
“Colorado legalized marijuana this year, an interesting social experiment,” Obama started. “I do hope it doesn’t lead to a whole lot of paranoid people who think that the federal government is out to get them, listening to their phone calls. That would be a problem.”
Obama’s comedic timing is pretty solid, no? It turns out Colorado pot laws aren’t only providing fodder for the late-night hosts. See the video above.