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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tommy Chong in Calgary

Western Standard editor Peter Jaworski noted here that Tommy Chong, the leading man of the stoner comedy genre, is publicly supporting Canadian libertarian activist and publisher Marc Emery from South of the border.

Emery is currently on bail in Canada awaiting extradition to the U.S. on charges related to selling marijuana seeds and for supporting “marijuana legalization groups active in the United States and Canada,” according to a DEA press release on the day on his arrest.

Chong is showing his support for Emery in the U.S. by wearing a “Free Marc Emery” t-shirt on the Bill O’Reilly and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon shows.

I’m hoping to see Chong in this t-shirt again when he is in Calgary on December 6, 2009 for a charitable fundraiser in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, the Diabetes Association (Foothills) and the Project Warmth Society of Alberta.

Tommy Chong will be reuniting with his old band “The Calgary Shades” at The Ranchman's Cookhouse & Dancehall. You can learn more about the event here.

Posted by Matthew Johnston on November 25, 2009 | Permalink


I wonder how many in the US knew who Tommy Chong was, let alone who Emery was.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-11-25 3:01:26 PM

Tommy Chong is a joke in the U.S. We find him funny! However, most of us don't pay attention to what he says! He looks like just another aged hippie.

Posted by: Deak | 2009-11-25 3:27:57 PM

Listening Tommy Chong is one of the most delightful moments Life has to offer.

Posted by: Marc | 2009-11-25 9:41:09 PM

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