Friday, March 20, 2015

Tommy Chong in The Smokebox

Tommy Chong lit up with Cypress Hill's B Real in his show The Smokebox.  Tommy looks sleepy.
 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cheech and Chong are Returning to Australia

For the first time since 2009, Cheech and Chong are returning to Australia.  The five date tour kicks off June 18th in Brisbane.

Thursday, 18 June – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
Friday, 19 June – The Enmore, Sydney
Saturday, 20 June – The Palais, Melbourne
Sunday, 21 June – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Monday, 22 June – Concert Hall, Perth

Tickets go on sale March 24th at 4:20PM local time.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Cheech and Chong are Coming to Pennsylvania

On April 11th, the Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke tour featuring WAR is coming to Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am local time via the ticket link above.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Cheech and Chong are Coming to Minnesota

On April 24th, the Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke tour featuring WAR is coming to the Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

Tickets go on sale this Wednesday at 10am local time via the link above.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

RIP June 'Ajax Lady' Fairchild

It's a sad day for Cheech and Chong fans.  Up in Smoke's Ajax Lady, June Fairchild, has passed away from liver cancer.  She was 68.

Fans saw her not too long ago (April 2013) at the premiere of Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie.  June looked great.

However, June had a history of drug and alcohol addiction.  She had lived on the streets, where she was beaten and raped. June spent her last years living on Social Security disability payments in small rooms in downtown hotels.

Besides being known as one of the stars from Up in Smoke, she was in dozens of movies, she also coined the name for the band Three Dog Night.  Cheech used to hire her to do stand-up at parties.

In 2002, she told The Times that she signed a contract at Paramount Studios for use of her likeness on bobble-head dolls of the Ajax Lady from "Up in Smoke."

Up in Smoke wasn't the first time she performed the Ajax Lady character.  She first did it in a Jack Nicholson film.

June died Tuesday after being put in hospice care over the weekend.  Friends are hoping that Tommy Chong will help with funeral expenses.

She is survived by her daughter, grandson and brother.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Cheech and Chong and WAR are Coming to Connecticut

On March 21st, the Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke Tour featuring WAR is coming to the Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am local time via the ticket link above.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Fastfunds Financial Corporation Announces Demonstration and Marketing of Tommy Chong Cannabas Green Card

WEST PALM BEACH, FL / ACCESSWIRE / February 3, 2015 / FastFunds Financial Corporation (OTCPK: FFFCD) (the "Company") announced today that it will be demonstrating and marketing through its 49% owned marketing subsidiary Cannabis Merchant Business Solutions, Inc. ("CBMS") the Tommy Chong Cannabis Green Card at the "CHAMPS" Trade Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center February 3-5, 2015. The CHAMPS Trade Show bills itself as the premier counterculture business-to-business trade expo in the world since 1999 and has grown into the world's largest and most popular convention for the industry.

The Tommy Chong Cannabis Green Card functions as a pre-paid loyalty debit card with a turnkey customer rewards technology. In addition, the card functions as a re-buildable stored value card that can be used to purchase merchandise at the participating dispensary.

Tommy Chong is an actor, writer, director, activist, and musician. He is well known for his marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong comedy albums and movies with Cheech Marin, as well as playing the character Leo on Fox's That '70s Show. Tommy Chong most recently starred in ABC's Dancing with the Stars and continues to be an active proponent of the legalization of marijuana.

Curt Martig, President of CBMS stated, "We look forward to this trade show and are excited to be able to offer our product to the CHAMPS attendees. We are hopeful this tremendous exposure will lead to increased awareness of our Tommy Chong Green Card product and provide us an invaluable opportunity to market it to the merchant community."

About FastFunds Financial Corporation

FastFunds Financial Corporation ("FastFunds" or the "Company") is a holding company that is publicly traded on the OTC Pink exchange, under the symbol "FFFCD." Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Cannabis Angel, Inc. and The 420 Development Corporation, the Company is focused on acquiring and building a portfolio of revenue producing companies that provide ancillary services to the cannabis industry. FastFunds does not engage in activities that violate Federal laws.

Safe Harbor for Forward-looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. While these statements are made to convey to the public the company's progress, business opportunities and growth prospects, they are based on management's current beliefs and assumptions as to future events. However, since the company's operations and business prospects are always subject to risk and uncertainties, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this news release might not occur, and actual results could differ materially from those described, anticipated or implied. For a more complete discussion of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACTS:

FastFunds Financial Corporation
Henry Fong, CEO
561-514-9042

Chongson, Inc.
Mr. Jon-Paul Cowen
Jonpaul.chongson@earthlink.net

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Tommy Chong Tours New York City

Tommy Chong is in New York City this week doing a press tour.

Here's a recap of some of his appearances.

Huffington Post Live

Promoted:
Chong Star Pot which is a mix of Sativa and Indica.  It is sold in Colorado and Tommy is part owner.
Futurola Chong roller.  It rolls cone shaped joints.  He was giving demos at the 1 Percent store on Ludlow Street on Wednesday.


Talked about using pot suppositories to reduce his prostate cancer.
Take note that he had cancer cells, but not a dangerous level.  He just used it as a means to promote legalization.
He told a great story about how, after Up in Smoke, they needed help getting an additional film deal (without Lou Adler).  Within a few hours, Howard Brown was able to negotiate two deals with two studios for three movies for more money than Cheech and Tommy asked for.

Wall Street Journal Money Beat

Promoted:
Chong Swipes which you wipe on your clothes to remove the smell of pot.
Futurola Chong roller.

“Cheech and I have been approached by some hedge-fund people to brand our name, and we’re in negotiations,” he said. “And we’re also looking for other hedge-fund people to approach us.”

At  the end jokingly asked what the host thought of joint gave him. Host got very nervous and said Tommy is just kidding.

Opie and Jimmy


Entire Opie Audio

Talked about his experience with suppositories.

Tommy comments on Nancy Grace on Stand Up! with Pete Dominick on SiriusXM

Sway in the Morning

Talked about suppositories, Nancy Grace/2 Chainz.


Tommy demos the Futurola roller at the 1Percent pop-up shop in downtown NYC.



Chong defends Obamacare on Fox News

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Tommy Chong on the Stoner and Legalized Marijuana

Marijuana will soon be legal everywhere and all the marijuana companies are clamoring to have Tommy Chong be their spokesman.

This Wednesday, Tommy will be doing a meet and greet with fans at Futurola in New York City.  He is promoting Futurola's brand new Tommy Chong branded exclusive roller.



This past Friday, Chong was in Seattle for the Washington Cannabis Summit. In this interview, Tommy explains how the stoners won.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Cannabis Industry Leaders Announce ''2015 Cannabis Project''

January 6, 2015 (MMD Newswire) -- On Friday January 9th, 2015 during the Washington Cannabis Summit events C&C Cannabis is hosting a press conference to announce the formation of "2015 Cannabis Project".

"2015 Cannabis Project is being launched show the world that Seattle and Washington State is on the forefront of progressive cannabis policy and economic development.

Kicked off by Mr. Tommy Chong this one hour event will welcome national and local media members. The press conference will be held at the Pioneer Building, 600 1st Ave, Suite 304, Seattle at C&C's corporate headquarters in downtown Seattle. This major media event will be held from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Local and statewide elected officials will be in attendance.

The goals of "2015 Cannabis Project" will be:

- To secure Washington State and Seattle as socially responsible leaders in the legal cannabis industry.

- Setting long-term strategies to position Washington State and Seattle as completive contributors to this new industry.

- Guiding other states at replacing prohibition with a system of taxation and regulation.

- Making sure that marketing, advertising and sales does not target minors. Launch programs building public awareness of safe and responsible consumption like was created in the beer industry in the past three decades.

- Create environmentally friendly techniques to grow and process cannabis products including the use of clean solar and hydro power sources.

"If marijuana were taxed similarly to alcohol and tobaccos is now nationally we can help generate billions annually in tax revenues and savings to state and federal expenditures on enforcement" said Pete O'Neil, Managing Member of C&C Cannabis of Seattle.

Megan Ready, Sustainability Director with Tyee Farms explains that "the production, processing, and sales of recreational marijuana in Washington State is an unprecedented, greenfield business opportunity. Social, economic, and environmental benefits can be maximized and negative impacts mitigated if our industry adopts sustainability as a business framework.

Ready goes on to say "the potential economic benefits to the public are substantial. Many living wage jobs are being created. Tax revenue, estimated to be in excess of $500 million annually according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington State, will contribute to programs such as Washington State's general fund, local budgets, health care, and youth drug prevention programs. The infrastructure needs of the recreational marijuana industry create an exceptional opportunity to partner with organized labor."

Space is limited to this event. Media personnel should secure themselves on the guest list by contacting Adam or Andrew Powers at 206-420-3907 or emailing media@cc-shops.com.

http://www.wacannabissummit.org/

http://economics.about.com/od/incometaxestaxcuts/a/legalize_pot.htm

Media Contact:
Pete O'Neil
Managing Member
C&C Shop LLC.
(206) 420-3907 (HQ Main Line)
(206) 551-0438 (Cell)
(206) 906-9778 (Direct Office)
www.cc-shops.com

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Tommy Chong Visits Futurola in Amsterdam

Tommy was out in Amsterdam this past weekend to launch his partnership with Futurola.
Here is some video from the events. I guess his Dancing with the Stars smoking hiatus is over.

 

Legendary writer/actor/comedian Tommy Chong of the Grammy Award-winning comedic duo Cheech & Chong, and 2014 competitor in ABC’s Dancing with the Stars has inked his first-ever international co-branding deal with Europe’s top purveyor of roll-your-own smoke accessories, Futurola, to introduce premium Dutch rolling equipment to the expanding U.S. market.

Headquartered in “the smoker’s capital of the world,” Amsterdam, Netherlands, Futurola opened its first U.S. branch office in early 2014 to bring its line of high-quality smoke accessories to legal medical marijuana patients and American smoke enthusiasts nationwide. The collaboration, which unites Europe’s top brand of smoker’s equipment with America’s most famous toker, will feature a co-branded collection of roll-your-own essentials including fine, handcrafted rolling papers, herb grinders and Futurola’s patented rolling machine -- the only device on the market which rolls cone-shaped cigarettes, the preferred style in Dutch coffee shop culture.

 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hempy Holidoobies! Free Cheech and Chong Disc for You

Hempy Holidoobies!

It's time for our annual Holidoobie sale, but this year it's even better. Beginning immediately and running until Saturday December 20th at 12PM New York, there's no domestic shipping on anything, plus you get a FREE CHEECH AND CHONG CD (our choice) with every order of $25 or more.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Comedian Cheech Marin to guest star on CW's 'Jane The Virgin'

CW’s Jane The Virgin is getting a dose of serious comedy cred: EW has learned exclusively that legendary comic Cheech Marin will guest star as abuelita Alba’s love interest.

The Mexican-American comedian—who gained notoriety as half of the successful counterculture comedy duo Cheech & Chong—is set to star in an episode of Jane The Virgin that’s slated to air when television’s favorite twentysomething virgin returns from its winter hiatus in January. The 68-year-old Nash Bridges alum will play Edward, whom Alba meets in physical therapy.

“We are so thrilled to have him join the show,” executive producer Jennie Urman tells EW.
Marin is the latest in a slew of Latin celebrities tapped to appear on the American revamp of popular Venezuelan telenovela Juana La Virgen. Colombian rock musician Juanes and third-season X Factor USA judge Paulina Rubio are scheduled to appear in upcoming episodes of the family comedy, which received a full series order last month.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tommy Chong Launches Reviver Swipes

Comedian Tommy Chong, known for the marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong comedies, has partnered with Reviver Clothing Swipes to launch a line of swipes designed to remove the smell of cannabis and tobacco odor on clothing.

Reviver said the product helps keeps marijuana usage discreet, a need that is more relevant than ever with the growing legalization of both recreational and medicinal marijuana.

"While our culture is rapidly accepting cannabis consumption as a way of life, it's fair to acknowledge that smelling like cannabis in many public settings may not be cool," Chong said in a statement.

"I could have used my Tommy Chong's Smoke Swipe 10 years ago to save me from a lot of headache," he added, referring to a nine-month prison sentence he received in 2004 for shipping bongs to Pennsylvania. "Now, those who partake in it can keep it to themselves."
"We are honored to collaborate with the legendary Tommy Chong," said Reviver founder and CEO Ben Kusin. "With his input, we were able to develop the ideal product that's long overdue for cannabis consumers."

The swipes are portable and reusable, Dallas-based Reviver said. Customers can place a swipe on their fingers, rub the applicator across clothing to neutralize odors, and replace it into its re-sealable package.

Tommy Chong's Smoke Swipe is available for $10.99 per 3-pack at www.chongswipes.com and will be landing in head shops and dispensaries nationwide in the coming months.

As part of the comedy duo Cheech & Chong, Grammy Award-winning Chong minted six gold records and released eight films. Chong went on to star in several films and television shows, including his regular character, "Leo" on the comedy series "That 70s Show."

In 2012, Chong announced he was battling prostate cancer and decided to combat his illness with a controversial cannabis oil protocol. On July 5, 2012, he revealed that the cannabis treatment had been effective and he was cancer free.

FastFunds Financial Corporation Announces Completion of Agreement for Production and Promotion of Tommy Chong Branded Cannabis GreenCard

WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2014) - FastFunds Financial Corporation ("FastFunds" or the "Company") (OTC: FFFC) and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Cannabis Angel, Inc., and The 420 Development Corporation, announced today that a definitive licensing agreement with Chongson, Inc. ("Chongson") regarding the production, promotion and sale of a Tommy Chong branded Cannabis GreenCard has been finalized. An extensive sales and marketing program is currently being organized with plans to roll-out the Tommy Chong Cannabis GreenCard into the market.

Tommy Chong is an actor, writer, director, activist, and musician. He is well known for his marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong comedy albums and movies with Cheech Marin, as well as playing the character Leo on Fox's That '70s Show. Tommy Chong most recently starred in ABC's Dancing with the Stars and continues to be an active proponent of the legalization of marijuana.

As previously mentioned in a press release dated June 19, 2014, the Company's 49% ownership in Cannabis Merchant Financial Solutions, Inc., allows for the development and marketing roll-out of the Tommy Chong Cannabis GreenCard. The Tommy Chong Cannabis GreenCard will be initially marketed to over 1,000 cannabis dispensaries in the Colorado, Washington State and California regions. Following the initial roll-out, all medicinal and recreational cannabis dispensaries will be targeted as prospective customers of the product.

The Company is organizing an extensive online presence and marketing program that will offer customers and distributors of the Tommy Chong Cannabis GreenCard the opportunity to purchase their card, reload their card with additional money, view points earned and track reward eligibility. Being able to offer a solution in the marketplace that will replace the cash-only component to the cannabis industry is expected to generate significant demand for the Tommy Chong Cannabis GreenCard.

"We have made significant progress in developing a product that will benefit cannabis dispensary owners. We look forward to bringing our product to market and capturing a significant portion of this thriving industry," commented Mr. Kurt Martig, President of Cannabis Merchant Financial Solutions, Inc.

"We're pleased to have entered into an agreement with Chongson and look forward to working alongside Mr. Tommy Chong and his team in bringing the Tommy Chong Cannabis GreenCard to market," commented Mr. Henry Fong, President and CEO of FastFunds Financial Corporation.
The Company believes that recurring revenues can be derived from its ownership in Cannabis Merchant Financial Solutions, Inc. and the Tommy Chong branded Cannabis GreenCard product. Given the numerous transactions that take place within the cannabis industry within retail environments on a daily basis, processing fees are expected to cumulatively multiply as the industry itself grows and matures.

Additional information will be released to shareholders of the Company pertaining to this development in the coming weeks.

About FastFunds Financial Corporation
FastFunds Financial Corporation ("FastFunds" or the "Company") is a holding company that is publicly traded on the OTC Pink exchange, under the symbol "FFFC." Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Cannabis Angel, Inc. and The 420 Development Corporation, the Company is focused on acquiring and building a portfolio of revenue producing companies that provide ancillary services to the cannabis industry. FastFunds does not engage in activities that violate Federal laws.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may include "forward-looking statements" regarding FastFunds Financial Corporation, and its subsidiaries, business and project plans. Such forward-looking statements are within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and section 21E of the United States Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbor created by such sections. Where FastFunds Financial Corporation expresses or implies an expectation or belief as to future events or results, such expectation or belief is believed to have a reasonable basis. However, forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed, projected or implied by such forward-looking statements. FastFunds Financial Corporation does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tommy and Peta Voted Off of Dancing with the Stars

As we 'predicted?' yesterday, Tommy Chong and Peta were voted off of ABC-TV's Dancing with the Stars.  Tom Bergeron said that of all the contestants this season, he was most looking forward to Chong.

Vote for Tommy Chong on Dancing with the Stars

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Tommy Chong to be on Gotham Comedy Live

Tommy Chong will at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City this Thursday hosting Gotham Comedy Live.  Can't get to New York?  Don't worry, it will be broadcast live on AXS-TV (which I believe is only on Fios).

Tommy will already be in town because the script says he's 'scheduled' to be voted off of ABC-TV's Dancing with the Stars Monday night.  The voted off contestant comes to Good Morning America the following morning.

 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dutch Rolling Company, FUTUROLA Celebrates U.S. Expansion with Release of Tommy Chong Signature Line of Smoke Accessories

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2014

Legendary writer/actor/comedian Tommy Chong of the Grammy Award-winning comedic duo Cheech & Chong, and 2014 competitor in ABC’s Dancing with the Stars has inked his first-ever international co-branding deal with Europe’s top purveyor of roll-your-own smoke accessories, Futurola, to introduce premium Dutch rolling equipment to the expanding U.S. market.
Headquartered in “the smoker’s capital of the world,” Amsterdam, Netherlands, Futurola opened its first U.S. branch office in early 2014 to bring its line of high-quality smoke accessories to legal medical marijuana patients and American smoke enthusiasts nationwide. The collaboration, which unites Europe’s top brand of smoker’s equipment with America’s most famous toker, will feature a co-branded collection of roll-your-own essentials including fine, handcrafted rolling papers, herb grinders and Futurola’s patented rolling machine -- the only device on the market which rolls cone-shaped cigarettes, the preferred style in Dutch coffee shop culture.

Futurola’s exclusive line of Tommy Chong smoke accessories are expected to begin hitting medical marijuana dispensaries and smoke shops in both Europe and the U.S. as early as November, coinciding with a special promotional event showcasing the collection at the 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, November 23-27, 2014. Chong fans with plans to be in Amsterdam on November 29, 2014 are invited to enter a special contest to get “Lifted and Drifted” with Tommy Chong. Grand prize winner will attend a private dinner aboard a boat through the Amsterdam canals to a coffee shop for a chance to smoke with Tommy Chong. Ten runners up will receive a premium gift box from Futurola. Follow @FuturolaUSA on all social media or visit http://www.futurolaUSA.com for information on how to enter.

About Futurola:
Since 1996, Futurola has been Amsterdam’s leading brand of rolling papers and smoking equipment. Founded by brother and sister Evert & Yvonne Brandenburg, Futurola’s roots date back to 1984 when the siblings opened the popular coffee shop, “Future” near Central Station. The Brandenburgs expanded their family business with the launch of Future Bags in 1989, a wholesale storage bag company, made from sustainable materials, designed specifically to meet the unique needs of the coffee shop industry. The duo continued to set the standard for excellence by developing their signature line of high-quality rolling papers and roll-your-own equipment, spawning the renowned Futurola brand in 1996. Now widely recognized as Europe’s top brand of hand-crafted rolling papers, rolling machines, and superior smoke accessories, Futurola is expanding its operation by bringing their signature line of products to the U.S. http://www.futurolaUSA.com

About Tommy Chong
Iconic actor, best-selling author, and Grammy Award-winning comedian Tommy Chong is perhaps best known as one-half of the legendary cannabis-fueled comedy duo Cheech & Chong which minted six gold records and released eight films during their reign, for which Chong also co-wrote and directed. Chong went on to star in several films and television shows, including his regular character, “Leo” on the popular series, “That 70s Show.” In addition to entertaining audiences everywhere with his unique brand of comedy, Chong is a passionate advocate for cannabis freedom.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tommy Chong Explains His Suggestive Remark on Dancing with the Stars

Tommy Chong was hysterical last night.  After his second dance, he was asked how it was dancing with the two girls.  He said it was "very hard."

This isn't the first time Tommy slipped a sexually suggestive comment by the censors.  A few weeks ago, he said that after his dance, there wasn't a dry seat in the house.