Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryEllison comments on Obama criticized as 'a stupid thing to say' 'Can you hear me now?' Trump team voices credible threat of force Obama to attend Pittsburgh Steelers owner's funeral MORE made what sounded like a pot joke during a speech to business people on Thursday.

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Kerry was reminiscing about how he got the idea one night to start a successful cookie business in Boston's Faneuil Hall. Kilvert & Forbes cookies still exists under a different owner.

"I actually was having a wonderful dinner at one of the establishments in Faneuil Hall. I hope many of you have been there. And the friends I were with — and we did enjoy one bottle too many and we came out and — I don't know if you've ever had that late-night chocolate chip cookie craving, for the right reasons," he said to knowing laughter in the Export-Import Bank annual conference.

The Kilvert & Forbes website says Kerry founded the company while he was practicing law, which Kerry found to be "quite predictable and very boring."