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07/09/2014 01:44 am ET | Updated Jul 09, 2014

President Obama Asked If He Wants A Hit, Laughs It Off

President Barack Obama had an up-close encounter with Denver's marijuana subculture during a stop in the city on Tuesday night. In a video posted on Instagram, a man in the crowd can be heard asking the president, "Do you want a hit of this?"

Obama doesn't reply, but laughs off the request.

The person who posted the video, who goes by the username manton89, wrote: "Asked him if he wanted a hit of pot...he laughed! #legalizeit #iinhaled #mrGQ"

He also posted a photo of the president with a pool cue. He doesn't say where he took the photos, but it appears to be the Wynkoop Brewing Company, where Obama and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper had a brew and shot some pool.

It wasn't Obama's only unusual encounter in the Mile-High City. Earlier, he shook hands with someone wearing a horse head mask:

obama horse

In politics, there are always a few neigh-sayers around.

The mask is already an Internet meme, but the presidential encounter with it is threatening to turn the image into a viral sensation:

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