Pot icon Tommy Chong had some choice words for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an appearance with Cheech Marin on the debut episode Cold Cuts with Al Roker. Cheech and Chong were guests on the new online show to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the comedy duo’s landmark film Up in Smoke.
While the trio chats and makes sandwiches, the conversation turns to the legalization of marijuana.
“It’s a medicine,” Chong says. “It was a medicine 5,000 years ago in China. And now it’s back being a medicine again.”
“As weed becomes closer to being totally legal, we get more popular,” Cheech says.
After mentioning some benefits of legal pot, Cheech beseeches Sessions to join the movement.
“It can be sold and you get tax money that goes for our schools and our fire departments. Come on, bring it, Jeff!” Cheech exclaims while giving two thumbs up.
Then the show cuts to a clip of Sessions repeating his predictable prohibitionist stance.
“My best view is we don’t need to be legalizing marijuana,” Sessions says.
That’s when Chong offers his advice to the attorney general.
“My message to Jeff Sessions—instead of having smoke blowing up your ass, try inhaling it,” Chong suggests.