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MEET TOMMY CHONG
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By Sammi Turano


Tommy Chong is a legend. He is best known for being a part of the legendary comedy group Cheech and Chong with Cheech Marin. The two of them have made America laugh for years with their unusual humor about pot.

Now Tommy is taking that controversial love and bringing it to a whole new level. This weekend, he is hosting the Blazer’s Cup, which is exactly what you would think it is—an event for stoners. Chong promises that it will be a good time, complete with edibles and what he calls a farmer’s market for weed lovers. (Yes, it is quasi-legal, in his own words) He expects there to be over 30,000 people in attendance, as well as some surprise celebrity guests. In addition, he plans on dressing up as Santa Chong and signing autographs for fans.

He is also hoping that this helps bring awareness to the benefits of weed and help take steps toward legalization. He admits that it helped him during his battle with cancer and thinks that other people would benefit as well.

In addition to this project,  Chong is also keeping up with his new hobby—dancing the Argentine Tango. He became hooked to the dance when he competed on Dancing With The Stars (with Peta Murgatroyd) and says that it was an unforgettable experience. He says he shocked everyone—including himself—by making as far as he did, especially since he was in the middle of his battle with cancer at the time. He is now cancer free and although he says he would not return for an all star season, he hasn’t forgotten his love for dance and practices any chance he gets. He also has several projects in the works with his wife Shelby, who to him, is 'so beautiful.' 

As for Cheech, Chong says the two of them work together quite a bit. They are currently doing a tour to several casinos around the country, as well as working on a documentry with Chong's daughter. They are also planning a 40th anniversary special for Up In Smoke. Chong promises that fans will enjoy what they have to offer now and in the future. 

Tommy Chong is not only a legend, but one of the kindest men I have ever met. Best of luck to him on his endeavors.

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