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Like every other real American man, I have smoked a Cuban cigar. I’m not talking about one from the Dominican Republic that says “Cubano” or one you bought from a resort in Cancun. I’m talking a sweet, savory, punch you in your temples Cuban. Like every other real American man, I have also smuggled (read: witnessed a peer smuggling) illegal goods (just some absinthe from Spain) into the United States. Cubans have been illegal for a long time, but we can now freely haul them back across our borders.
People (including myself) give Obama a lot of crap, but we can all thank that man for lifting the embargos. Already in his administration he had limited Americans to $100 of Cuban rum and cigars in their carry-on, but now I can drop three racks on Cubans if I want and have no issues bringing them back in if they’re in my checked baggage. That’s right, Cuban rum is legal now too.
Per USA Today:
The Obama administration announced Friday a new round of executive actions designed to increase trade and travel with the communist island. And this is the one many Americans have been waiting for — no more restrictions on the island’s famed rum and cigars.
Under the new rules, which go into effect Monday, travelers can purchase unlimited quantities of Cuban rum and cigars in any country where they are sold so long as they are for personal consumption. Sorry American couch potatoes: You can’t order Cuban rum and cigars online and have them shipped to your home.
Have you ever had Cuban rum? Well I haven’t but I heard it’s pretty great. The best part of the Obama administration completely lifting the ban is that now we may all live like Pablo Escobar. Gain a little weight, sip a little rum, smoke some Cubans and do business. I can already envision my life changing now.
All I want for Christmas is a box of Cubans. All I want for any holiday or event that ever happens is a box of Cubans. You can smoke them with me. So if anyone wants to throw on a nice Hawaiian and puff on a fat one, get at me. I’m going to go look up flights to Cuba right now. .
[via USA Today]