How is it that the president can admit to smoking pot alot as a kid and i cant even join the army because the one time i tried it i got a citation? I live in mass where pot is decrominilized and the one time i tried pot i got caught by the police. I was issued a civil citation and had to pay a fine. This restricts me from joining the military which has always been my dream. There are interviews and books about the president and his childhood exploits which specifically say that he smoked pot all the time as a kid with the "choom gang." I just dont understand how my dreams can get crushed for trying it once and getting caught while Barack Obama can openly smoke marijuana and not get caught and become commander in chief of the military. The military automatically judges me because of that ciatation and decides that I can not serve my country because I made one lapse in judement. Meanwhile the person in charge of the entire military and country was a stoner.