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Video: Jimmy Kimmel Ridicules Pot Crackdown

The comedian asks some satirical questions to President Obama at the star-studded White House Correspondents' Dinner.


Jimmy Kimmel had the President's ear.
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By Valerie Tejeda


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Comedian Jimmy Kimmel publicly lampooned Obama’s medical marijuana crackdown while addressing the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night. "What is with the marijuana crackdown?" he asked. "Seriously, what is the concern? We will deplete the nation's Funyun supply?" he said. "Pot smokers vote too... Sometimes a week after the election, but they vote." The 44-year-old talk show host then asked the crowd, which included the likes of George Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, and Kate Hudson, "I would like everyone in this room to raise your hand if you've never smoked pot.” Few hands went up, and Kimmel responded, "Marijuana is something that real people care about.” He also took a swipe at Rush Limbaugh, calling him a "slut" and suggesting that the right-wing motormouth's notorious application of the S-word to a woman earlier this year was the result of "too much Percocet." President Obama recently clarified his role in the federal crackdown on Californian MMJ in an interview with Rolling Stone: "What I specifically said was that we were not going to prioritize prosecutions of persons who are using medical marijuana. I never made a commitment that somehow we were going to give carte blanche to large-scale producers and operators of marijuana—and the reason is, because it's against federal law."

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