President Barack Obama Laughs Off Weed Offer Puff, Puff, No Pass

7/9/2014 6:13 AM PDT

When in Denver, do as the Denverites do ... but President Barack Obama drew the line at smoking pot.

Obama was in town Tuesday night and hit up a few "man of the people" type spots.

As Obama shook hands with a few of the bar patrons, one guy yelled out, "Do you want a hit, man?"

Obama -- once a self-admitted pot enthusiast -- laughed it off of course ... but you have to wonder if the answer will be the same in January 2017.