Tommy Chong wants to legalize marijuana. Knock us over with a feather.
The comedian feels that pot hasn't been legalized is no laughing matter.
With the government standing to earn money off it, what's the holdup?
Chong tells The Philadelphia Daily News in an interview:
"Look at the situation we're in now. Sequesters. Cuts. Everything across the board. Now, the government is tapped into the biggest cash crop in the world."
"There's little manufacturing cost. You don't have to do anything except watch it grow and get a couple of hippies to cut it and then put it in a bag."
"Hemp itself is going to save the world."
Chong echoed similar sentiments in an interview with IFC, saying the U.S. is missing out on "a ton of money" because marijuana isn't legal nationwide:
"It's a scam, see. They started the DEA, Nixon started it with an executive order, and they've spent some trillions of dollars fighting the weed and then haven't even made a dent."
"All they did [is spread it], and they affected the whole world. The whole world's been upset. That's one of the reasons we have wars," he went on.
"These alcohol-fueled, fear-fueled, oil-based wars. If you let the potheads take over, which we're doing, we're the meek that will inherit the world."
That's one way to look at it. What do you think?