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Tommy Chong On Pot Legalization: DEA Will Probably Be Disbanded

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Tommy Chong, who has spent months in prison for shilling bongs on the web, has spoken out on the massive, recent gains made by the marijuana legalization lobby — and the Up In Smoke star is positive about the prospects for legal weed in the US.

Tommy Chong is one half of comedy film duo Cheech and Chong, known for classic stoner films and a large contribution to cannabis culture. But in 2003, Chong was sent to federal prison for his business dealing in paraphernalia, a punishment that feels archaic just nine years later as tokers publicly light up in the shadow of Seattle’s Space Needle.

Chong talked about his hopes for marijuana legalization as the dream became a reality in two states — Colorado and Washington — and he believes that the movement will go even further in years to come. Tommy even believes that the Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA, will become a thing of the past soon enough, pumping his fist in support for the end of the administration.

Speaking on Current TV yesterday, Tommy Chong predicted:

“Washington and Colorado are just the toe into the water … The whole body’s following … [Legal recreational marijuana is] going to empty the jails, and we’re probably going to disband the DEA.”

Tommy also discussed his belief that the movement would spread rapidly, and opined that while the Obama administration had not followed through on easing up on drug laws:

“He’s also a black guy from Hawaii who used to surf.”

Gas Mask Bong

Chong said that Obama simply needed to move pot from “schedule one to schedule two” to allow for federal acceptance of legal marijuana.

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20 Responses to “Tommy Chong On Pot Legalization: DEA Will Probably Be Disbanded”

  1. Pat Shane

    Estimates show that marijuana is America’s number one cash crop. However, marijuana remains untaxed. This is a new source of income for our nation, an income we desperately need.

    Over 500 of the nation’s top economic professors have shared their opinion in supporting the removal of prohibition and imposing the taxation and regulation of marijuana as a way to slow the federal deficit.

    Ending marijuana prohibition would save the US $7.7 BILLION annually. That is nearly as much as Congress’ proposed Budget Control Act. Think of the jobs it would create, the court time I would save and the jail space it would free up for actual criminals.

    Sign the petition in the video description.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_tUy6fylQs

  2. Robert Gla

    what does this mean? "for shilling bongs " 1st line, are all writers of this website stoned? and it does no harm?

  3. Kim LaCapria

    Ex.: "to act as a spokesperson or promoter <the eminent Shakespearean producer…is now shilling for a brokerage house — Andy Rooney>"

  4. Alan Middleton

    Not into pot, so don't really care, not into alcohol either. As to the taxes, it wouldn't make a difference cause uncle sam would spend it in about 7 hrs on bull.

  5. Robert Gla

    thank you for being so kind, I thought she had misspelled selling. But I don't think you go to jail for act as a spokesperson for a product. I don't think the word was used in the right context.

  6. Tony Moran

    That's a brand new record, man, I just bought it!///////// Oh, wow, that didn't even hurt………..(SLAP!)………………….Oh, wow, what are you try'na do, tickle me?///////// Claaaass….Claaaasss! CLAAAAASSS! WAAAAKE UP!(I gotta go to the can, man).

  7. Aaron Barnett

    Tommy Chong wasn't selling bongs a company that was selling bongs was using his name and he went to jail as a result. They threatened his family so he took the hit and went to jail.

  8. Charles Hines

    You work at an educational institution, and you're cracking on the writer for being stoned. I think a few hits on the bong and some good books might expand your mind enough to understand a word every High School student should know.

  9. Anonymous

    Well, just take a good look at Tommy Chong's face! Pot has done him really well in his life. And that's a good idea, disband the DEA so that we have enough pot, heroin, cocaine, meth and everything else running around to further screw up an already screwed up place. Smart Chong, real smart, must have thought this up over a good joint with your pals….

  10. Anonymous

    It's about time. I remember when people in Texas were put in jail for life for possessing 1 joint. Ridiculous….

  11. Robert W. Nolan

    The problem is the government (Law Enforcement) could not arrest you for smoking if they did not catch you in the act… just because you reeked of it – but if you had "Drug paraphernalia" then you could be found guilty of that because, well, you know what you do with that…. Makes me want to go out and get a Bong – and stick it in the front window – Just to confront the L.E. since I don't smoke (or ingest in any way).