Video: Pot icon Tommy Chong endorses Dana Larsen for B.C. NDP leader

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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glen p robbins

Jan 4, 2011 at 3:19pm

Now BC's moving in the right direction - Up in Smoke? Classic


Jan 4, 2011 at 3:42pm

Is there a non-dope realted event anywhere in Dana's future? There are other things concerning British Columbians at the moment.


Jan 4, 2011 at 4:14pm

Its too bad one of the "Original Pimps of Pot"" now thinks we should just join the ndp
What a misinformed silly fool

Its the Green Party and the Bloc who should be supported not the Party in charge of the unions of OUR JAILERS !!

You been an american too long or just maybe smoked too much

It took finally jail for him to snap out of it
and finally actually do something...ANYTHING !! in this war besides exploit the misery most of us have been subjected to
He had been approached for years and turned a blind eye !!!

30 Years they sucked every cent they could out of making us look stupid

Cheech doesn't even touch the stuff

but addicted to the cash the revival brings


And he means nothing to the real activists....

Smoke that!!!!



Jan 4, 2011 at 5:09pm

Tommy Chong is a great comedian; but it does not necessarily transfer to political expertise. Sorry Tommy but Dana is not going to make it but still respect your opinion.
This form a guy who agrees with HST go figure


Jan 4, 2011 at 6:47pm

This is messed. They most likely told him there was pot loving politician in Canada, and immediately he jumps up to support the NDP without thinking. I wish they would have asked him what the letters NDP even stand for. I bet he would have been fuckin clueless. Fuck the NDP. VOTE GREEN!!


Jan 4, 2011 at 6:50pm

Ask tommy what NDP stands for. I bet he has no fuckin clue. Ya i love pot, but i really think tommy has no fuckin clue when it comes to politics. I laugh every time i see a video of this guy trying to promote something. Cheers haha

Chong is a superstar!

Jan 4, 2011 at 11:25pm

Tommy Chong is one of the most famous Canadians in the world. He's an international superstar who has been in many movies and TV shows, released numerous albums, and now appears regularly as a political commentator and pundit. This is a huge celebrity endorsement for the Dana Larsen campaign.

The fact that Tommy spent 9 months in US prison for selling bongs lends some poignancy to this. Tommy knows what it's like to be one the many, many people who have been imprisoned just because they prefer a bong to a bottle of beer.

Tommy Chong is a natural fit for the NDP. He's someone who supports tolerance, compassion and social justice.


Jan 5, 2011 at 6:32am

BTW, here's a little nugget in the form of a quotebthat our man Dana gave to the National Post recently, "Despite the media hype, in the two videos in question I am shown to be a responsible user of psychedelics. I do regret the brief segment which shows me driving with an unlit joint in my hand. I advocate for responsible use and don’t support driving impaired.”

A responsible user of psychedelics. Nice.

glen p robbins

Jan 5, 2011 at 9:36am

Doesn't this picture of Tommy Chong remind you just a little of the late - great Chuck Cadman?