LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just months after California legalized recreational marijuana the state is giving stoner comedian Cheech Marin's Chicano art museum $9.7 million.
It must be kismet.
The money was rolled up in the $139 billion California budget for 2018-2019 that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Wednesday.
The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry is scheduled to open in 2020 in Riverside, east of Los Angeles.
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It’s been 40 years since Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong made their feature film debut with “Up in Smoke,” an instant classic that set the tone for stoner comedies that followed. Directed by Lou Adler, it was inspired by the duo’s successful routines of the early 1970s, which relied heavily on jokes about marijuana use.
Cheech Marin turned down an offer from Nintendo to be Super Mario.
The Japanese company was able to become the dominant force in the home video game market in the 1980s with the release of the now classic platformer 'Super Mario Bros.' in 1985, which helped shift millions of Nintendo Entertainment System consoles, especially in North America.
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Cheech Marin touts state tool for California pot businesses
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian and legendary stoner Cheech Marin doesn't want your pot business to go up in smoke.
That's why he's in a new public service announcement publicizing a California Secretary of State website for budding marijuana entrepreneurs.
Length of time working at current place?
I have been working at Caracol since February.
La Princesa, because I'm the only girl behind the bar. And I try to fix my mistakes with a smile.
Lamest pickup line you've heard at the bar?
"Who's your surgeon? Because there's no way all that perfection is real."
Smart Rating: 35.48Series span: 1/12/2012 - 3/1/2012Starring: Rob Schneider, Claudia Bassols, Cheech Marin"Saturday Night Live" alumnus Rob Schneider stars as Rob, a lifelong bachelor who finally gets married, into a tight-knit Mexican-American family. Rob's wife, Maggie -- a book translator who's way out of his league -- must break the news to her overprotective, judgmental parents after she and Rob elope in Las Vegas following a whirlwind romance. Shocked by the news, Maggie's family is skeptical of her choice of husband -- with the exception of the family's black sheep, Maggie's Uncle Hector, who immediately declares himself Rob's best friend. On his end, Rob wants to eventually win over his in-laws and live happily ever after with his wife.
Art collector Cheech Marin marshaling in new role leading Art Car Parade
All sorts of prominent people have served as grand marshal at the annual Art Car Parade, including athletes like J.J. Watt, funk pioneers like George Clinton and raconteurs like Kinky Friedman.
This year may include the first art collector.
Admittedly, Cheech Marin is best known as a stoner-comedy icon and a television star, rather than a renowned collector of Chicano art. But his art credentials are in order just the same.
Tommy Chong on potential pot crackdown: Stay high
Tommy Chong has a message for those fearing a crackdown on recreational marijuana use: Don't worry. Stay High.
Chong shot to fame in the 1970s alongside Cheech Marin as the stoner comedy duo Cheech & Chong.