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Gazette Premium Content Tommy Chong visits Pueblo to celebrate start of recreational marijuana sales

By Tony Spehar, KOAA Updated: January 5, 2014 at 11:39 am
By Tony Spehar, KOAA Updated: January 5, 2014 at 11:39 am • Published: January 5, 2014

Tommy Chong, famous member of the "Cheech and Chong" comedy duo and legend in the marijuana community, visited Pueblo on Saturday to celebrate the beginning of retail pot sales in Colorado, according to our news partners at KOAA. Chong visited Marisol Therapeutics, one of Pueblo's pot stores,...

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Tommy Chong, famous member of the "Cheech and Chong" comedy duo and legend in the marijuana community, visited Pueblo on Saturday to celebrate the beginning of retail pot sales in Colorado, according to our news partners at KOAA.

Chong visited Marisol Therapeutics, one of Pueblo's pot stores, and was greeted by hundreds of fans who braved the cold and snow for a chance to meet him.

"To see Tommy Chong man, childhood memories of Cheech and Chong, I grew up with it, my aunts and uncles love him, my family loves him," explained Jason Bruhn, of Colorado Springs. "I had to be here to at least get a picture."

While some stood in line to meet Chong, others stood in line inside the store to buy marijuana. Store owner Michael Stetler said business has been booming ever since sales began on New Year's Day, he's stopped trying to estimate how much he's sold.

"I haven't even had time to do that, been so busy, barely had time to sleep," Stetler described.

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