I watched the documentary A/K/A Tommy Chong, and I have to say it was one of the best documentaries I have seen in a long time. It documented the arrest and imprisonment of Tommy Chong for selling bongs through the internet. The government spent 12 million dollars to take Chong down. It was a travesty of justice. It discusses the way the government set him up, then raided his house with a SWAT team. His 8+ months in prison. How they tried to make an example of him due to his fame. The good news is that Chong became an activist after going to prison, prior to that he had never really been an activist for marijuana legalization.
When this event happened I was disappointed with Tommy for taking the low road in my opinion and trying to make a deal and apologize, etc. I felt like he should have taken it to trial and made it known that selling a pipe is not a criminal act and he should not serve a day in prison and demanded a jury trial. Unlike many activists he had the money to take it all the way and get more attention to the issue than anyone else really could. However, watching this documentary gave me more appreciation for what he did do. Being more of an activist myself I would have handled it differently than he did, but I appreciate what he did. Now that I have seen this movie I can see that if nothing else making this movie is him making a serious statement against the insane war on drugs.