LAS VEGAS, NV / Aug. 5, 2022– Cannabis Conference and award-winning media brand Cannabis Business Times are excited to announce Tommy Chong as their inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. The award, which recognizes Chong’s many contributions to the industry, will be presented at a special Cannabis Leadership Awards reception—made possible with the generous support of FOHSE – Future of Horticultural Science + Engineering—Aug. 24 at Cannabis Conference.
From his rock ‘n’ roll-inflected youth in Canada to his counterculture-defining roles in Hollywood, Chong has spent his life standing up for creativity and freedom of expression. This is now most evident in his approach to the legal cannabis industry, where Chong maintains a deeply rooted sense of respect for the plant. His latest venture, for instance, Cheech & Chong’s Takeout, is a California delivery service that keeps one foot in the lore of tradition while meeting the legal market where it is today. He also pioneered the celebrity brand landscape with Tommy Chong’s Cannabis, which features a robust line of THC and CBD cannabis products. And, along with longtime partner Cheech Marin, Chong’s focus is now centered on the duo’s “Cheech and Chong’s Cannabis,” which provides flower and multiple other products in markets across the U.S.
Chong’s voice (and his sense of humor) have helped elevate the nation’s cannabis conversation—and its consciousness, and in no small way helped pave the way to today’s legal cannabis industry.
“We are truly honored to recognize Tommy’s longtime contributions to advancing cannabis culture and using his fame to help normalize