Comedian Tommy Chong is backing Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: Sanders leads Biden by 9 points in Iowa Poll: Biden leads in Iowa ahead of caucuses The Memo: Impeachment dominates final Iowa sprint MORE's presidenial bid in an online ad Friday, praising the contender for supporting marijuana decriminalization.

“There’s one candidate who stands heads and shoulders above them all,” Chong says in a new YouTube video, first given to CNN. “[He] has weathered many storms and is totally ready to be commander in chief, or commander in kush, as I like to say."


“[There is] only one candidate this year who says the things that I truly believe in, like supporting the legalization of a fair and humane immigration system,” he added.

“[Or] the legalization of a real, living wage. Oh, and yes, Bernie does support that other form of legalization that I care so deeply about — the legalization of the super medicine, marijuana.”

Chong also knocked The Washington Post for suggesting in a Thursday editorial that the Vermont senator is unelectable.

“To me, Bernie seems more suited for the country,” Chong told CNN.

“There was some writer from The Washington Post who said that Bernie would be a disaster because he’s a socialist,” the “Cheech & Chong” star continued. "Well, people don’t realize that ... in the last eight years, socialism is not a dirty word anymore. 

“Go out to the polling booths and light up, man, for progress and change. I know that this year, you and I are going to ‘feel the Bern.' See you soon America.”

Sanders won over pot activists last year by introducing legislation that would decriminalize the drug nationwide. His Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act is the first Senate bill proposing the legalization of recreational pot.

Prominent marijuana activists responded by awarding Sanders with their first-ever trailblazer award at the High Times Business Summit in December.

The federal government prohibits recreational marijuana nationwide. Sanders’s legislation would let each state choose whether it will allow the narcotic.

This story was updated at 6:09 p.m.