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Tommy Chong's birthday wish? Make it an annual pot holiday

Tommy Chong's birthday wish? Make it an annual pot holiday

Comedian, actor and marijuana activist Tommy Chong celebrated his 78th birthday at Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake Tuesday night at a hybrid event that managed to be part touching tribute, part pot-themed comedy show and part product launch party (his name and likeness appears on packaging for the new Chong’s Choice cannabis brand) attended by more than 700 people. And, despite the hazy clouds of cannabis smoke filling the venue, it presented a pretty clear picture of how the stoner class might socialize in a future when marijuana use has moved more mainstream – right down to having a proud gift-bag sponsor, Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand

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