George Washington

Indeed, George Washington, our nation's founding father, had a connection to marijuana. Similar to other presidents of his era, Washington cultivated hemp. In a letter he penned, he mentioned, "Began to separate the male from female plants rather too late... Pulling up the (male) hemp. Was too late for the blossom hemp by three weeks or a month." While many interpret this letter as an attempt to cultivate female plants with higher THC content, some historians find this interpretation highly improbable, pun unintended.

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy (JFK) was known to utilize various medications to manage an injury sustained during his service in World War II. According to accounts, including "John F. Kennedy: A Biography," there is a description of a scene in the White House on the evening of July 16, 1962. Reportedly, Kennedy and Mary Meyer smoked marijuana together, as recounted by Washington Post executive Jim Truitt. It is said that the president smoked three of the six joints provided by Mary. Initially, he felt no effects, but then, after a while, he closed his eyes and declined a fourth joint, expressing concern, "Suppose the Russians did something now."

Bill CLinton

Former President Bill Clinton gained notoriety for his statement, "When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it. I didn't inhale and never tried it again," when discussing his marijuana use. However, additional accounts suggest there may be more to the story. Christopher Hitchens, who attended Oxford University around the same time as Clinton, mentioned in his memoir "Hitch-22" that Clinton, like many marijuana enthusiasts, preferred consuming his cannabis in the edible form.

George W. Bush

Former President George W. Bush, often hesitant to discuss his past, especially concerning cannabis, hinted at marijuana use in a conversation recorded by former George Bush Sr. aide Doug Wead. In the taped dialogue, Bush, also known as "Dubya," tacitly acknowledged his marijuana usage by stating, "I wouldn't answer the marijuana question. You know why? 'Cause I don't want some little kid doing what I tried."

Barack Obama

During his presidential campaign in 2008, President Obama became renowned for his candid statement: "When I was a child, I frequently indulged in inhaling. That was the intention." Additionally, in his memoir, "Dreams from My Father," he openly acknowledged his past use of marijuana. His support for pro-cannabis legislation in the latter part of his term underscored his preference for the plant compared to previous administrations.