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Cafecito: Cheech Marin Talks Medical Pot, Immigration

Legendary comedian, actor and activist, Cheech Marin, sat with Cafecito host Feliciano Garcia to discuss his role as Pancho Rodriguez in the animated adventure, "The Book of Life."

Marin spoke about influencing the acceptance of medical and recreational marijuana as the comedy duo "Cheech and Chong," the status of immigration policy 27 years after his film "Born in East LA," and why he prefers to use comedy to approach controversial issues.

The proud Mexican-American pioneer also owns and curates one of the greatest Chicano Art collections in world and has rejoined his longtime partner to tour as Cheech and Chong.

For more information on Cheech Marin, go to cheechmarin.com.

NBC News is proud to present Cafecito, a platform for Latinos to voice their stories. Hosted by Feliciano Garcia, this award-winning video series takes an inside look at prominent Latinos who are shaping their communities – including artists, entertainers and leaders. Shot in locations around the country like Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and New York, the award-winning host and producer engages his guests with lively, candid conversation while they sip on a cafecito.

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