Clear Tommy Chong's Name sign now

On September 11th, a day that Americans have come to regard as a day to celebrate their patriotism and freedom, a blatant violation of our freedom was committed by our own judicial system. The actor/comedian Tommy Chong was sentenced to 9 months and $20,000 for the sale of "illegal drug paraphernalia". As a condition of his sentence he also must relinquish the Internet domain name he used for the sale of his product and "forfeit" over $100,000. Alert Americans should see this for what it is: a sign of our country slowly becoming a fascist state.

The manufacture and sale of pipes and bongs is completely legal in many states. Said articles only become illegal drug paraphernalia once they have been used in the consumption of illicit substances. There is no legal distinction between pipes intended for marijuana and pipes intended for tobacco, which can just as easily be used for marijuana. Tommy Chong was implicated in this case only after the DEA set up a sting business in a state where bongs are illegal and ordered products from his company. This is entrapment.

Eliminating sources of paraphernalia in no way combats illegal drugs. Those seeking to stop the use of marijuana would better expend their energy and resources by targeting the traffic of the drug itself, and by educating the public about the drug.

Perhaps the DEA and the District Court have singled out Tommy Chong in this matter simply because he is a high profile individual who will attract media attention to their cause. Perhaps, also, they have finally found a way to silence a voice that, for thirty years, has been disseminating ideas they are afraid of. But who has given them the power to decide what ideas are right or wrong? Should Americans not be given the freedom to make that decision for themselves?

Because of this case, Tommy Chong has already lost his role on FOX's "That 70's Show" and the likelihood of his planned reunion with Cheech Marin is declining rapidly. His livelihood as an actor is in jeopardy, and now his good name is as well. The only way this injustice can be amended is if Tommy Chong's assets are returned to him and his business allowed to operate, albeit within the states where his products are legal.

Any patriotic American, whether they agree with Tommy Chongs ideals or not, should have an interest in the preservation of their rights to freedom of choice and freedom of speech.

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  • 08 February 20161000. Gillian Rmm
    I support this petition
  • 07 February 2016999. Jamie H
    Catch the real criminals & stop wasting time on innocent
  • 05 February 2016998. Jennifer M
    I support this petition
  • 05 February 2016997. Richard Huffman
  • 01 February 2016996. Todd O
    entrapment its like arresting soda manufactures for supplying all those potential pipes,soda cans
  • 29 January 2016995. Jeff D
    The 2 Billion Budget in Columbia isn't working I guess
  • 28 January 2016994. Corey Ma
  • 28 January 2016993. Ryan T
    Clear Tommy Chong's Name!
  • 25 January 2016992. Gina D
  • 20 January 2016991. Jason B
    I agree 100% with this petition!!
  • 20 January 2016990. Jenna W
    I support this petition
  • 18 January 2016989. Jonathan R
    Free Tommy Chong!!
  • 14 January 2016988. Bill A
    I support this petition
  • 12 January 2016987. Frank H
    B.S. for Jailing him for the Potential use of his products.
  • 11 January 2016986. Christopher B
    I support this petition
  • 09 January 2016985. Brian H
  • 08 January 2016984. Michael Js
    I totally agree with the point of this petition. Mr. Chong was targetted as a high-profile example, and unjustly pursued for what is essentially a minor offense at best.
  • 07 January 2016983. Jimmie Pacheco
    A very sad day..stay strong Tommy.
  • 05 January 2016982. Ed N
    A Bunch of Crap Doing This to Him
  • 04 January 2016981. Spencer F
    All laws prohibiting the use of marijuana need to be abolished!
  • 28 December 2015980. Jason W
    I support this petition
  • 26 December 2015979. Robert S
  • 26 December 2015978. B C
    How shameful to put a senior citizen in jail for selling handmade artware.
  • 16 December 2015977. Steve Figueroa
    You Rock Tommy!!!
  • 15 December 2015976. Jay S
    I support this petition
  • 14 December 2015975. Lee B
    I support this petition
  • 11 December 2015974. Charles Dalev
    Where is the justice? Ask Noelle Bush!

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Frederic KirbyBy:
Petition target:
U.S. District Court, U.S. Supreme Court, DEA


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