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Watch Tommy Chong's pro-Sanders video

The Los Angeles Times got a behind-the-scenes look this month as legendary comedian Tommy Chong and a few volunteers made a Web video endorsing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for president. 

In the video released Friday, just days before the Iowa caucuses, Chong goes into an extended metaphor comparing the candidates for president to plants of different maturity levels. 

"There is one candidate that stands head and shoulders above them all," he says in the video, "who has weathered many storms and is totally ready to be the commander in chief — or the commander in kush as I like to say." 

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Javier Panzar