One pot-friendly Canadian film celebrity has offered his support for
another, as Toronto director Ron Mann urged authorities to free Tommy Chong,
the veteran Edmonton-born comedian who was sentenced last week to nine
months in United States federal jail for selling marijuana pipes over the
Internet.

Before the Toronto Film Festival screening of his new film, Go Further, on
Saturday, Mr. Mann said Mr. Chong was being targeted by the government
because of his status as a cult figure among marijuana smokers.



Pubdate: Monday, September 15, 2003
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Page: A11
Contact: letters@globeandmail.ca
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Author: Liam Lacey