While the name Tommy Chong immediately directs your brain to associate him with marijuana, it’s not the only reason he supports Bernie Sanders for president.
Chong has followed U.S. politics rather closely for decades. And although Sanders supports marijuana legalization, Chong’s endorsement of Sanders comes mainly from the promise to create a fair and humane immigration law and create a real living wage for the American people, reports LA Times.
In a video, shared by Los Angeles Times, Chong refers to Sanders as the most mature and the “Commander in Kush.”
Chong continues by saying, “He is not trying to advocate for special interests like everybody else, Bernie is for the people. Bernie is ready, he is the OG Kush that is at the top of the harvest.”
A member of management for the Sanders campaign, Luis Calderin, is appreciative of Chong’s support. He stated, “I respect his honesty and his credibility. The arts base has been incredibly important to get our message out.” Chong has been seen wearing a “Bernie for President” t-shirt.
Chong wasn’t a supporter of Sanders until his son, Paris, enlightened him. Chong likes that Sanders is straight forward and says and does what he feels from the heart.