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Late Night Tackles Marijuana

Cheech and Chong tell Stephen Colbert that pot is 'over,' so they've moved on to other illicit comedy

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) now favors legalized marijuana, but that's nothing compared to former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) jumping aboard the weed train, Stephen Colbert said on Monday's Late Show. "News like this is certain to have an effect on pot culture, so I figured I'd check in with two experts in the field," Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong.

"So, gentlemen, marijuana has become mainstream now — that's great news, right?" Colbert asked. "Actually, Stephen, we think this news sucks," Cheech said. "I mean, pot used to be rebellious." "Now, crusty old Republicans like John Boehner are into it, man — pot's over, man," Chong added. "Which is why we're here to announce Cheech & Chong are no longer doing stoner comedy." Colbert seemed surprised they were quitting comedy, but Cheech corrected him: "No way, man, we're just moving on to edgier territory, stuff that's still illegal." Yeah, Chong said, "like now we're into unpasteurized dairy products." There were other illicit subjects, too, and you can watch below. Peter Weber