Actor Chong Draws A Crowd To Celebrate Marijuana Legalization

COLORADO:  It’s been history in the making for marijuana enthusiasts since the recreational use of the drug became legal here Wednesday and comedian Tommy Chong wasted no time Saturday coming up with a new twist on a historical quote to celebrate the new law.

“This is one small stagger for a stoner and one giant leap for stoner kind,” Chong said with a laugh during a visit to Marisol Therapeutics, where hundreds of his fans gathered to meet him.

Chong, half of the comedy duo Cheech and Chong and proud cannabis user, said he wanted to be part of history.

“I just had a feeling that this would be a good place to be on the first few days of legalization in America . . . It’s a very historical site and I picked probably the best grower in Colorado, which would make him pretty close to being one of the top growers of the world,” Chong said, referring to Mike Stetler, owner of Marisol.

Chong said he has waited a long time for this moment.

“If there was a war on drugs, then we won. But yet the losers are still trying to call the shots,” he said.

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