Tommy Chong says he has joined the B.C. NDP to support Dana Larsen's campaign to become the party's next leader.
"Dana is a candidate who has honesty and integrity," the Vancouver-based actor and comedian said in a statement. "He's not your typical politician, he represents the real grassroots of this province."
Chong is best known for being one-half of the comedy duo Cheech and Chong.
In 2003 and 2004, he served several months in prison in California after being convicted of selling bongs over the Internet.
Larsen, a marijuana legalization advocate and former leader of the B.C. Marijuana Party, announced on December 29 his intention to campaign for the NDP leadership.
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