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Cheech Marin: My Cop Dad Loved ‘Up in Smoke’—It Made Him a Hit with the Juvies

Go figure. Cheech Marin‘s father—who spent decades as a member of the Los Angeles Police Department—never batted any eye at the fact that his son built an empire on glorifying ganja.

In fact, officer Oscar Marin reveled in it.

CAPTION "I haven't had any scandals. I'm perfect," Cheech (above) quips to us.

"I haven't had any scandals. I'm perfect," Cheech (above) tells us.

Interviewed today at 1pm ET on Milling About, Cheech chats about his dad’s reaction to Up in Smoke (tagline: “It will make you feel very funny!), the 1978 cult classic co-starring comedy partner Tommy Chong—which tells the story of two stoners who unknowingly smuggle a van made entirely of marijuana from Mexico to L.A.

“He liked Up in Smoke because it made him real popular in the juvenile delinquent set. He was a juvenile officer, so he was like, ‘Oh yeah my son’s Cheech. Come over here and talk to me. Tell me all your stuff,'” Cheech tells host Robin Milling.

“He never scolded me because Continue reading