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Expert Witness: Tommy Chong on Pot Legalization

Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 5:42:32 pm

Dude ... did you know that marijuana has been legalized in the state of Washington? Tommy Chong gives his perspective from years of experience: As Two States Legalize Pot, Tommy Chong Isn't Nostalgic About the Old Days.

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With Washington state set to legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana just after midnight tonight, and Colorado set to decriminalize pot next month, All Things Considered today turned to "stoner" comic Tommy Chong to get his perspective.

Needless to say, the half Asian half of Cheech and Chong is very happy. He's planning to move to both states, Chong joked.

And he's not worried that some of the fun of the stoner humor he and Cheech Marin pioneered in the '70s is going to be gone.

"Going to jail [as he has] and being arrested by cops and being hassled ... is never fun," he said. "There's nothing glamorous ... that we're going to miss."