Tommy Chong Calls on Michigan to Decriminalize Marijuana at Annual 'Hash Bash'

“Today is a celebration of the greatest plant known to me. I’m going to smoke one right now,” the comedian tells the crowd

Comedian Tommy Chong and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero joined thousands of weed advocates at this year’s pro-marijuana rally at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday.

Chong, 76, famous as half of the duo “Cheech and Chong,” headlined the 44th annual event.

The comedian joked he’s been to hash bashes before, though he doesn’t remember them all.

“I really have one message for the government of the United States: decriminalize it,” he told the crowd, according to MLive.com. “Today is a celebration of the greatest plant known to me. I’m going to smoke one right now.”

Weed lovers from Michigan and beyond swarmed the University of Michigan Diag at noon for a two-hour rally featuring speakers and activists....

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