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Cheech Marin talks toking, aging and bringing stoner flicks to the mainstream




Yes, Cheech and Chong are older now. But if you're wondering, Cheech Marin, for one, still occasionally tokes up -- although he says in a phone interview, "It just makes me tired now."

"I'm trying to get my dad to do it because he has glaucoma," Marin said. "But he's, like, a 30-year policeman and is, like, (growls, grumbles). I keep saying: 'You know it would really be good for you. Maybe you wouldn't be such a (jerk)."'

Cheech and comedy partner Tommy Chong return to Tampa Saturday night for a show at the Straz Center. Tickets are $34.50-$54.50. Click here for details.

And click here for more of Steve Persall's interview with Cheech Marin.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 6:00pm]


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