Did JFK Smoke Medical Marijuana in the White House?

Apparently yes.

President Kennedy suffered from Addison’s disease, as well as severe chronic back pain. He was rumored to smoke marijuana occasionally.  Numerous reports claim his use was an effort to relieve the pain associated with his medical conditions.

John F. Kennedy – A Biography | Michael E Meagher & Larry D. Gragg

Our account here is based on an excerpt from the book : John F. Kennedy: A Biography. The excerpt says –

“On the evening of July 16, 1962, according to [Washington Post executive] Jim Truitt, Kennedy and Mary Meyer smoked marijuana together. … The president smoked three of the six joints Mary brought to him. At first he felt no effects. Then he closed his eyes and refused a fourth joint. ‘Suppose the Russians did something now,’ he said.”

It can be established through several independent sources that Mary Meyer had a relationship with President Kennedy.

It is clear from the excerpt that Kennedy was witnessed smoking marijuana in the White House. However, in the absence of credible peer reviews, we cannot verify the authenticity of this biographical account. We expect the recent releases of the JFK files by trump administration will shed some more light on this topic.



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