International Cannabis Business Conference

Tommy Chong: 'If I Were Drug Czar...'

Since the Drug Czar position is about to be vacated by Gil Kerlikowske, we asked Tommy Chong what he would do if he became the nation's next Drug Czar.

Actually, I am the people's Drug Czar and have been for many years. However, if the U.S. government had any sense at all they would make me the Drug Czar for many reasons - mostly because of my experiences with mind-altering drugs.

The first thing I would do if I were Drug Czar is empty the jails of people doing time for drug-related offenses.

I would then turn Detroit into the largest grow room operation in the world. Every empty room in Detroit would be related to growing marijuana.

I would legalize the growing and production of hemp throughout the world.

I would open rehab facilities that offered marijuana as a gateway drug to the sober world.

And I would not tax growers. I would only tax marijuana from the retail side in the form of a business tax and then only a very small tax.

I would legalize (with doctor's supervision) all drugs, including heroin, cocaine and meth.

I would eliminate government handouts to tobacco, corn, and soybean farmers, and give the money to the American Indian Nation in partial payment for the land we stole from them.

That's what I would do if I were Drug Czar.

Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong

Along with Cheech Marin, he formed one of the greatest comedy teams of all time, Cheech & Chong.