By Melinda Stotts – Remezcla.com – Courtesy Photo.
Miami, Florida – Cheech Marin is a man of colorful character and multiple talents. His best ability and gift is to cause laughter, man. An odd twist of fate resulted in a chance meeting in the 1960s with Tommy Chong when Marin, the son of an LA cop, moved to Canada which led to an ironic comedic career as half of the popular 70s and 80s comedy duo Cheech & Chong. The Grammy-winning duo’s films and stand-up routines based on the marijuana-loving, hippie counterculture drew a huge fan base and skyrocketed Marin to acclaimed creative success.