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Watch: Tommy Chong Is Making a Million Dollar Bong and Opening a Dispensary

A special 4/20 interview with Tommy Chong from last year. The weed legend talks religion, the pandemic, and opening the first Cheech & Chong dispensaries.

We started “Cash Only” as a video interview series before transitioning into an online publication and newsletter. In its original format, we had some cool people hop on Zoom to discuss all things weed, including the one and only Tommy Chong. The pot icon joined us on last year’s 4/20 to help celebrate the holidaze, and we’re resurfacing the interview for your enjoyment.

The comedian, director, and musician has been at the forefront of the cannabis movement for over 50 years, beginning with the cult-classic films he starred in alongside his partner-in-pot, Cheech Marin. The duo have undeniably earned their spots in the “Mount Rushmore of Weed,” and today both run legal cannabis brands in multiple states.

Despite being in his 80s, Chong’s as busy as ever. In this “Cash Only” video interview, the titan of THC detailed some big news: Not only will Cheech and Chong’s official dispensary break ground soon, but Tommy is making a bong worth a million dollars that will also be minted as an NFT.

On top of talking biz, Tommy Chong got spiritual and discussed his ongoing relationship with religion, why the pandemic is eerily similar to the biblical story of Passover, and how he sometimes gets accused of preaching. But if anyone gets a pass when it comes to proselytizing pot, it’s gotta be Chong.

Watch the full interview here:

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Zach Sokol

Zach Sokol is a writer, editor, and founder of Cash Only. He works at Bullish Studio and is also a co-editor of Sex Magazine. Previously, he was the editor of MERRY JANE, an editor at VICE, and has written extensively for publications like Playboy, Penthouse, i-D, and more. Visit his website

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