I interviewed Tommy Chong live on stage at the International Cannabis Business Conference at the Vancouver Hyatt Regency on Oct. 13. Since he's from Canada and his career began in Vancouver, it was an especially revealing one-on-one with the legendary stoner funnyman.
So far in 2016 numerous well-known musicians – including Prince, David Bowie, Maurice White, Glenn Frey, Paul Kantner, Keith Emerson, Merle Haggard, Billy Paul, Guy Clark, Bobby Hutcherson, Gato Barbieri, Phife Dawg, Buckwheat Zydeco, Scotty Moore, Bernie Worrell, Dan Hicks and Rob Wasserman – have passed away.
Vaping is a healthier alternative to traditional forms of marijuana smoking. That’s one of the reasons it's become a mainstream activity. Another is celebs—from Willie Nelson to The Weeknd—advocating their use.
There seems to be no end in sight for celebrities making inroads into the cannabis industry. In the last week, both Montel Williams (LenitivLabs) and Melissa Etheridge (Etheridge Farms) declared they're moving ahead with corporate plans.
It's two for two for the First Stoner Daughter Malia Obama. Just five weeks after being caught on camera smoking what appeared to be a joint while she attended Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park, Malia was snapped in a room with a bong at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on Sept. 4.