The White House is trying to give the name a new meaning. A preliminary field test reportedly tested positive for cocaine in a white substance found at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Guardian report. From restrooms at fast-food chains to children’s rooms at Christmas, the infamous “white powder” (not talking about snow) tends to show up where authorities, whether the federal government or someone’s parents, stink. that. This time we landed at the Executive Mansion.
The US Secret Service is investigating how drugs got into the president’s home. Mind you, Biden may be tolerant of psychedelic research, but before he starts the rumors, the alleged cocaine is “not in a specific West Wing office, but in an area accessible by tour groups. It was found in the reference library in The Associated Press reported. So, perhaps more than anyone in the federal department, tourists brave (or stupid) enough to sniff a queue at the White House are to blame.
The discovery of this material led to an increased alert and a brief evacuation of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as authorities discovered it during routine inspections. At the time of the discovery, President Joe Biden was at Camp David, the president’s rural retreat hidden in the woods of Maryland. The President and First Lady Jill Biden returned to the White House on Tuesday morning shortly after the discovery.
Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said: Washington Post He said there was an “investigation into the cause and manner” of how the substance entered the White House. Authorities say it did not pose a threat. Another official familiar with the investigation said the amount found was small. Anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of drug use can therefore deduce that the alleged cocaine is for personal use, not distribution. This lends credence to the explanation that tourists probably thought it was cool (but dangerous) to draw white lines in the White House.
If so, it certainly wouldn’t be the first time that civilians have used a visit to the White House as an opportunity to get high. British actor Elcan Mustafa said he took cocaine and smoked cannabis while visiting a presidential resident during First Lady Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” anti-drug campaign. Guardian report.Until Ronald Reagan became president, the war on drugs was a generally minor component of federal law enforcement efforts, and Nancy’s “Just”, a privately-funded effort to educate children about the dangers of drug use. Hard to be, considering it was partially facilitated by the Say No campaign that too I was mad at Mustafa for wanting the thrill of doing drugs in the White House at the time (but don’t do it yourself, we don’t want you to go to jail). Federal authorities hold enough people in custody for drug purposes. After President Reagan moved to the White House in 1981, he focuses on drug punishment As a result, the number of incarceration for nonviolent drug offenses increased from 50,000 in 1980 to 400,000 in 1997.
Iconic stoner Snoop Dogg said he smoked cannabis in the bathroom in 2013, while Willie Nelson, also famous cannabis enthusiast, said he smoked a joint on the White House rooftop during the Jimmy Carter presidency. .
Late last year, Biden directed General Merrick B. Garland and Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra to begin a process to review the classification of cannabis, along with people convicted of federal mere possession of cannabis. announced an amnesty for federal level. As a reminder, cocaine is a Schedule II drug, but cannabis is still a Schedule I, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the government arm associated with the White House. So, despite all we know about the benefits of marijuana, under federal law, it’s more dangerous than white lines.