Weed Wars

Dispatches from the California Marijuana Front

September 1, 2010
Cheech & Chong aim to 'Get it Legal,' even if they're a little late

Thumbnail image for Cheech_Chong.jpgCan you have a weed vote without these guys?

Actor-comedians Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong will kick off the fall campaign of their Get it Legal tour Sept. 24 at the Redding Convention Center.

The event is a continuation of the comedy tour Cheech & Chong launched in January, partnering with the Marijuana Policy Project to target pot prohibition in numerous states by unleashing the stoner humor they made famous in the 1970s and '80s.

Separate from the tour, the pair is due to be in Los Angeles Sept. 30 for the High Times magazine "Stony Awards" celebrating weed in film.

Otherwise, it appears that their Get it Legal scheduler may have been a bit medicated when it came to booking Cheech & Chong events before California's potentially landmark Proposition vote on legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

The duo will perform in Santa Cruz on Nov. 5 and L.A. on Nov. 6 - some hazy days after California voters will already have decided whether or not to "Get it Legal" in the Nov. 2 election.

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