Cheech and Chong: “douche bag” Stephen Harper needs to “get out of George Bush’s butt”

Cheech and Chong: “douche bag” Stephen Harper needs to “get out of George Bush’s butt”

Pot pundits: Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong are unimpressed with Canadian politics

The world’s biggest stoner celebs want to know what happened to Canada. Not too long ago, it looked like pot was on the road to decriminalization in this country. Those days are long gone, with the government sending seed sellers to the U.S. for prosecution and cracking down on clubs in Quebec and B.C. The pro-pot lobby objects, of course, and has sent its most credible voices: Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong.

The Star reports:

“Wise up, you douche bag,” Cheech Marin says with some glee when asked what he’d tell the prime minister.[…]

“I would tell Stephen Harper to let go of George Bush’s butt,” Chong chimes in. “Your head’s too far up there. Get your head out of his butt. He’s gone. George is gone. He’s history, Stephen.”

The Star helpfully adds that the prime minister’s office was not available for comment.

While Stephen Harper can fairly be blamed for the turn law enforcement has taken recently, sanity on drug issues finds itself pretty lonely these days. Michael Ignatieff came out against legalization earlier this year, making him officially less liberal than wild-eyed hippies like Jean Chrétien were 30 years ago.

On the other hand, it’s always fun to hear our leaders called “douche bags” by an American. So we’re gonna get real quiet and open a bag of Doritos.

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