PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. - Marijuana activist and comedian Tommy Chong will be joining the ranks of marijuana business owners. Chong will have a stake in Marisol Therapeutics.
Mike Stetler, owner of the retail marijuana store, said the details of the business deal still need to be negotiated. Chong visited Marisol Therapeutics in January during the first week of legal retail pot sales.
Stetler said he's thinking of renaming the store Marisol Chong. Chong is well-known for his Cheech & Chong movies. Stetler told KRDO NewsChannel 13 he's excited to team up with a household name.
"He's mister marijuana and I think he deserves it if anybody does deserve it because he's been in this so-called fight for as long as I've known," Stetler said.
Chong will be at Marisol Therapeutics on Saturday. A big crowd is expected ahead of 4/20 celebrations.