Article by Barry Gerding, Salmon Arm Observer
Brad McIntosh made the trip from Minnesota to Kelowna this week to celebrate pot history in Canada.
And he had the added bonus of meeting his comedic hero Tommy Chong, who visited Kelowna on Friday to attend a meet and greet public reception hosted by Quick Grow and Diablo Nutrients.
“I am 64 years old and I never thought I would see the day when this would happen,” said McIntosh, referring to Canada being the second country to legalize marijuana, following in the footsteps of Uruguay.
“People I know back home in St. Cloud who smoke marijuana think it is really cool to see what Canada has done.
“Some of the old negative stigmas about pot still exist here I noticed since I arrived in Canada on Monday, but pot will put a smile on anyone’s face no matter who you are.”