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Kal Penn, of 'Harold and Kumar' Fame, Defends Barack Obama's Marijuana Stance

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Kal Penn may be most recognizable as Kumar from the stoner film franchise "Harold & Kumar", but the actor has also made headlines for his work and advocacy for President Barack Obama. He even stepped away from Hollywood in 2009 to serve the Obama administration as associate director of the Office of Public Engagement. On HuffPost Live Friday, Penn spoke about his relationship with Obama and defended the president's attention to marijuana reform, saying Obama has been firm on his stance that he wants the Justice Department to focus on violent offenders.