Article by Victoria Dekker, Civilized
Cannabis activist, entrepreneur and counter culture icon Tommy Chong says there’s a simple – albeit selfish – reason he’s still smokin’ at age 78: it keeps him young, man.
“Even though, up close, I look ancient, from a distance you couldn’t tell if I was 30, 40 or 80, like I am close to being,” Chong said. “It’s kept me curious. It’s steered me in a spiritual direction. Marijuana affects that part of our spirit that is eternal.”
Civilized caught up with the cannabis folk hero last week in advance of the latest extension to his cannabis line, on offer in Arizona, Colorado, California, Montana, Washington and Oregon. Curated by Chong personally, the aptly named Chong’s Choice line includes pre-rolls, buds, oil cartridges and THC-infused breath strips.
The latest offering dropped in Colorado last week: cookies baked using free-range eggs, all-organic ingredients, and a conservative, 10MG dose of THC.
“They won’t put you in a coma,” he quipped.
While he’s tried all manner of vapes, dabs, edibles, topicals and everything in between, Chong is still an old-school smoker at heart. He still prefers the taste, smell and sensation of a bong hit best of all.