Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong: The Beyond Chronic Interview

Interview by Old Hippie Introduction, Research, Hyperlinks, and Annotations by David Fiedler Tommy Chong has been around so long that he’s a cannabis icon, not just to baby boomers who fondly remember the Cheech and Chong albums and movies, but also to the zillions of fans of That 70s Show, where he starred as Leo […]

420 J is for Joint

Back To Vaping and Happy Bicycle Day!

Those of you into psychedelic drugs, especially LSD, know that today is universally celebrated as Bicycle Day, the anniversary of the first intentional LSD trip. On this date, back in 1943, Albert Hofmann experimented with 250 ug. of LSD and started feeling…strange, so he rode back home on his bicycle and felt even stranger. By […]

The Incredible Vanishing Marijuana Stigma

So many people keep talking about the “social stigma against marijuana” as if it’s still 1969 or something. They’re wrong. Even though Life magazine had a ground-breaking cover story on it back then (October 31, 1969: 12 million Americans have tried it…should it be legalized?), and even though marijuana was almost legalized during the Carter […]

How To Roll A Joint Sixties Style

No machines. No “filters”. No “crutches”. No bullshit! Just rolling paper, weed…and a double album! In the video, I show how to use two rolling papers stuck together to make it easier to roll a joint, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be smoking better with just one (better weed to paper […]

ProTip: Get Your Emerald Cup Tickets in Advance

Last year, Felicity and I went to our first Emerald Cup and we loved it. It’s a different vibe than the High Times events; a lot more cultivation-oriented, lots of good medical information, and plenty of music! In fact, we kind of pooped out afterwards because we overdid it. This year, we’re staying overnight to […]

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Why Our Grandparents Were So Happy…

Have you ever wondered why our great-grandparents all had such fond memories of their youth? Well…I’m surprised they remembered anything at all!!! Forget Tums and Tylenol. Forget Aleve and Benedryl. Look at the cool stuff they had back then! A bottle of Bayer’s ‘Heroin’ Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a “non-addictive substitute” for morphine. It […]

Old Hippie live on 4/20/2013 at Hippie Hill in San Francisco Copyright 2013 Felicity

Highlights Of Our 4/20 Adventure

St. Murphy was certainly smiling down upon us yesterday. Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong…almost (hey, the car’s still running and we’re still alive…that’s the important stuff, right?) Felicity chose to minimize negativity in her recollections of our trip, which is definitely a personal step forward for her, but on the way home, […]

Great Balls of Ganja Goo!

Dear friends, I am very happy to be able to bring you this adventure, which has been lost in my archives for well over a decade. It happened exactly 15 years ago today, to the minute (I’ve timed this to publish exactly at 12:15…you will soon see why). I was excited to be at the […]