LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comedian and legendary stoner Cheech Marin doesn't want your pot business to go up in smoke.
That's why he's in a new public service announcement publicizing a California secretary of state website for budding marijuana entrepreneurs.
California recently began accepting applications from businesses that want to operate in the state's legal recreational marijuana industry next year.
In the PSA, Marin sits behind a computer at the secretary of state's office and urges a would-be pot business owner to register and obtain information through the state website cannabizfile .
Secretary of State Alex Padilla asked Marin to appear in the PSA.
Marin and Tommy Chong, working as Cheech and Chong, turned their marijuana use into drug-themed hit comedy albums and movies in the 1970s and 1980s.