Article by Victoria Ahearn, Hamilton Spectator
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.”