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It's… it's… Bizarre!!

That sure is a lot of bizarre. Let’s check it out.

MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION
WASHINGTON (AP) – Cheech and Chong, and Cohen, too. Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen shared the stage last night with the stoner comedy duo Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. Cohen’s a Democrat from Memphis who supports legalized medical marijuana and easing of drug laws. He was a featured speaker at the pro-legalization Marijuana Policy Project’s 15th annual gala. Cohen got nearly as big a hand from the crowd as Cheech and Chong, who were given a lifetime “trailblazer” award by the pro-pot group.

My God! Someone who supports medical marijuana and the easing of drug laws. Wow, now that’s really bizarre!

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12 comments to It’s… it’s… Bizarre!

  • Just me

    UHOH ! is the sky fallin?

  • DdC

    Happy Birthday MPP!

    U2b Cheech and Chong Talk Marijuana Legalization

    Cheech and Chong: “Get It Legalized”
    Legendary Stoners Cheech and Chong appeared on the CBSNews.com program Washington Unplugged to discuss marijuana legalization and their new “Get it Legal” tour.

    Tennessee Lawmaker Applauded by Pro-Pot Activists
    Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen acknowledged feeling a little lonely as he addressed a crowd of self-described pot smokers just off Capitol Hill.

    MPP Celebrates 15 Years at DC Gala Jan 14 2010
    Cannabis activists feted the Marijuana Policy Project at a Capital Hill bash last night featuring Cheech & Chong, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen. Rob Kampia, who co-founded the Washington, DC-based pro-pot org 15 years ago, called the night a “celebration for the whole movement.”

  • Chris

    This is my local news station! heh

  • Haha, today, in this world, bizarre things are everywhere all over the world…

  • Guy#1

    What was that shit about Vietnam?

  • kaptinemo

    As has no doubt crossed the minds of many here, the only ‘bizarre’ thing about cannabis prohibition is how long it’s lasted in a putative modern democracy. And that it’s considered ‘bizarre’ to consider attempting to change such bizarre laws.

  • claygooding

    Although Cheech and Chong did enforce the majority of “straight’s” perception of stoners,they are the most recognizable stoners in the world and they certainly deserve the Trailblazer awards. Now,if they include some more positive role models in their tour,they could bring light into the darkness. I would suggest using some professional,successful ladies and gents,if they will stand up and be counted. And they should use some local celebrities or community leaders from the surrounding area where their shows are playing. Just a thought.

  • Duncan

    I’m always amused when people use Cheech and Chong as examples of typical loser, amotivational stoners. Multimillionaires both of them.

  • claygooding

    But perceptions are the way people make their decisions and although we know that both are successful and wealthy men,it is not apparent to the public in general,the people that will be voting on legalization.

  • DdC

    Perceptions are not real. People using perceptions to guide them are lost. I’m glad the appeasers weren’t telling the Wright Bros. fairy-tales about the perception of flying canvas and wooden structures through the air. Or the perception of Galileo or even the forefathers thinking they could start a new nation without King George. Why pity the fools! Cheech and Chong are actors playing a part in comedy movies. Reefer Madness was produced by the Alcohol Distributors of America as a psa documentary. Those who believe they are reversed shouldn’t be voting or at least shouldn’t have public airwaves to spout their fantasies. Those who believe in Perceptions are as goofy as those believing Minerva was born in the brain of Jupiter.

    Reefer Madness By Abbie Hoffman
    The Nation, November 21, 1987

    The Great Marijuana Hoax by Allen Ginsberg

    Marijuana Revolution by John Sinclair

    Here and Now

    What is the use of planning to be able to eat next week unless I can really enjoy the meals when they come ? If I am so busy planning how to eat next week that I cannot fully enjoy what I am eating now, I will be in the same predicament when next week’s meals become “now.”

    If my happiness at this moment consists largely in reviewing happy memories and expectations, I am but dimly aware of this present. I shall still be dimly aware of the present when the good things that I have been expecting come to pass. For I shall have formed a habit of looking behind and ahead, making it difficult for me to attend to the here and now. If, then, my awareness of the past and future makes me less aware of the present, I must begin to wonder whether I am actually living in the real world.
    — Alan W. Watts, The Wisdom Of Insecurity

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