Tommy Chong Speaks On Marijuana Legalization, Says He Thinks End Of DEA Is Near
Category: Celebrities | Posted on Fri, December, 7th 2012 by THCFinder
"Cheech & Chong" comedian, actor and weed activist Tommy Chong is stoked that marijuana has been legalized in two states, and he says he believes this is just the beginning.
Chong appeared on Current TV's "The Young Turks" on Wednesday, where he said he believes the pro-pot movement has finally been revitalized. Chong said he thinks the legalization of marijuana in Washington state and Colorado will have a sweeping impact across the nation.
"It's gonna legalize hemp. It's also going to empty the jails and we're probably going to disband the DEA," he told Current TV. Adding, "Washington and Colorado, they're just the toe into the water. The whole body's following."
Chong is optimistic about the effects of legalization. "Marijuana enhances the creative ability of artists, that's well known," he told Current TV. "That goes all the way back to Rembrandt and Van Gogh, for instance... You wouldn't have a computer if it wasn't for pot." Adding, "These aren't guys that are smoking pot just to relax or to cure some medical ailment. These are guys that are smoking pot so they could get the ideas, the creative ideas, that pot creates. We wouldn't have had the Beatles."
The 74-year-old "Up in Smoke" star also spoke with NPR about how legalization will affect the pot subculture.
"Going to jail [as he has] and being arrested by cops and being hassled for having a plant, or smoking a plant, is never fun," he told NPR when asked if the fun is gone from the now-legal pot. "There's nothing glamorous ... that we're going to miss."
In 2003, Chong was targeted in the federal investigation "Operation Pipe Dreams" for selling drug paraphernalia and was eventually sentenced to nine months in prison, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
"The truth is, most potheads feel like it's legal anyway," he added to NPR. "That's where there's so many of us getting arrested everyday, because you're not doing anything wrong. You're smoking a flower."
Willie Nelson on smoking marijuana: "Now, we can go to Colorado"
Category: Celebrities | Posted on Tue, November, 20th 2012 by THCFinder
As host Piers Morgan rolls out the red carpet for the author of "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die," the primetime exclusive interview touches upon one of Wilson's well-known favorite pastimes, smoking marijuana.
"I've got to ask you the question, have you come similarly infused today?" asks Morgan, wondering if Nelson arrived at his studio amidst his traditional herbal haze. "Did you wake up this morning and have a quick, you know, a puff?"
"I probably did," admits the guest. "If I remember. It's, you know, that short-term stuff."
Elaborating on his exploits, the 79-year-old with more than 60 studio albums to his credit reveals a seemingly unlikely character to be one of his frequent smoking buddies:
"You know, me and Snoop smoke a lot," says Nelson, talking about well-known hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg, aka Calvin Broadus. "I was in Amsterdam one time and Snoop called me and wanted me to sing on his record. And I said, 'OK.' He said, 'where are you?' And I said, 'I'm in Amsterdam.' So he caught the next plane and come over. And we recorded a song together."
Referencing recent legislation that has legalized marijuana in certain parts of the United States, Nelson notes that such long-distance travel would no longer be required:
"Now, we can go to Colorado."
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