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Adult Life: Life and Chong

adult life: The actor who is known for playing an endearing, hippie stoner is an opinionated activist for cannabis reform, according to CTV. In Chongs's mind, weed has never been illegal, so I never even give it any thought, he says. For most of his adult life, cannabis has been illegal, yet Chong has continued to smoke it openly and publicly. With Canada on the cusp of legalization, Chong's life work as the Grandfather of Pot is almost done. Chong spent the first few years of his life on what he calls a manger, which was a converted chicken coop. He was born on May 24, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, to a hard-working Chinese immigrant father and Scottish-Irish mother. ( As reported in the news.