Former President Bill Clinton is no stranger to marijuana jokes — and the joke’s been on him since that infamous quote in March 1992 (see the video below).
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But Clinton regained control of that conversation this week while in Denver for the Clinton Global Summit. As Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told Clinton during a one-on-one discussion on Wednesday that more people are turning to locally or regionally grown foods, which is good news for farm communities, Vilsack made a nod of his own to Colorado’s best-known crop.
“Now with the exception of the state of Colorado and a few other states that legalized another product, there are not many commodities you can plant” in urban areas, Vilsack said.
Clinton was quick with a reply — as if he anticipated the conversation taking this dank turn.
“Dear Lord, that’s all I need, one more story,” Clinton said, as the laughter began to rumble across the room. “If only the marijuana growers would invite me to give a speech.”