Fox host defends Republicans’ right to smoke pot
Even Republicans should be able to get stoned, according to a Fox News anchor. While interviewing Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson found herself in the curious position of advocating for marijuana rights Friday.
Chong told Carlson that he wants to see marijuana legalized — but not for Republicans. “We want to legalize pot for everyone that wants to smoke it. You know, we don’t want to legalize it for Republicans.”
Carlson quickly came to the defense of stoners in the GOP. “That wouldn’t be fair. Would it?” asked Carlson. “I mean being fair and balanced, if you want to legalize it shouldn’t you want to legalize it for everyone?”
“I want to legalize it for everyone,” answered Marin.
This isn’t the first time that the duo have pulled politics into their desire for legalization.
Only a week ago, the pair said they wanted to smoke with Sarah Palin. Marin believes she grows it herself in Alaska while Chong told Politico, “she answered a lot of questions like a stoner.”
The stars of “Up in Smoke” received “The Trailblazer Award” from the Marijuana Policy Project for their advocacy of marijuana legalization earlier this month. The two have now embarked on the “Get it Legal” comedy tour.
This video is from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Jan. 22, 2010.