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Video: Tommy Chong Hopes President Obama will Legalize Marijuana

| by Michael Allen

Stoner/activist/comedian Tommy Chong appeared on Current TV's 'The Young Turks' on Wednesday and said that he believed President Obama would allow Colorado and Washington to legalize marijuana without federal interference.

He also said that more states would legalize the recreational use of marijuana as Colorado and Washington State did and that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) would be abolished, reports RawStory.com.

Chong added that the Obama administration could simply re-classify marijuana at the federal level.

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur reminded Chong that the Obama administration had closed medical marijuana dispensaries in California, where it was legal.

Chong responded: “But he is also a black guy from Hawaii that used to surf.”