After 65 years of smoking weed, Tommy Chong has returned to the format he started with at the age of 17: a joint.
Cannabis “is my life’s work,” the cannabis advocate, comedian and actor told Benzinga during a virtual press conference Monday, showing off a homemade bamboo joint holder he uses to cool the smoke.
On Wednesday, Chong is launching his brand of pre-rolls in Michigan with in-state production partner MKX Brands in a dozen strains at a starting lineup of 20 dispensaries.
The first production run of the pre-rolls is sold out and a second batch is in production, with plans to add more dispensary locations where Chong’s pre-rolls will be available, said MKX Brands CEO Sam Kaoud.
Chong said he hopes to sell so much product “that it will be worth our while to get invested into grows.”
This is the latest development in Chong’s long history with the Great Lakes State, from playing guitar with the Motown band Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers in the 1960s to numerous appearances at venues like the Ann Arbor Hash Bash and B.D.T. Smoke Shops.
The last time the 82-year-old professional stoner came to Michigan, …