Tommy Chong Says Canada’s Weed Legalization Has Kept ‘Underground Market Alive’

Article by Victoria Ahearn, Hamilton Spectator

Tommy Chong says Canada’s weed legalization has kept ‘underground market alive’ “Like when they (Canada) legalized alcohol, the government took control of the monopoly and you could only buy booze from the government, and the government is trying to do the same thing with pot,” says Tommy Chong. WHATSON 03:08 PM by Victoria Ahearn

Tommy Chong has a pass, man. While some Canadians who use marijuana or work in the cannabis industry have been given a hard time at the U.S.-Canada border lately, the famed Edmonton-born stoner who lives in Los Angeles isn’t worried.

“I’ve got the Cheech and Chong pass,” said the beloved comedy star of the “Cheech & Chong” drug-culture films, who is a marijuana advocate and has his own line of medicinal cannabis products.

“They see us coming: ‘Oh my God, it’s you, come over here.’ I could be carrying a kilo, a ton of weed and they’d say, ‘Go on through, no problem.’ They know better, because I always have weed on me.”

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