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Remember when Bill Clinton said he tried pot but did not inhale? Well, you can count on Barack Obama to make no such claims. In fact, he inhaled over and over and over again. As a new biography points out, Obama had a gang of friends when he was younger, known as the Choom Gang, who would spend their days coming up with creative ways to smoke pot.

In his 1995 memoir "Dreams of My Father," Obama writes about smoking pot almost like Dr. Seuss wrote about eating green eggs and ham. As a high school kid, Obama wrote, he would smoke "in a white classmate's sparkling new van," he would smoke "in the dorm room of some brother" and he would smoke "on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids."

He would smoke it here and there. He would smoke it anywhere.

Now a soon-to-be published biography by David Maraniss entitled "Barack Obama: The Story" gives more detail on Obama's pot-smoking days, complete with testimonials from young Barry Obama's high school buddies, a group that went by the name "the Choom Gang." Choom was slang for smoking marijuana.

The full story of Obama's Choom Gang can be found at ABC News