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Tommy Chong Announces He Is Fighting Prostate Cancer

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Legendary Comedian Tommy Chong Has Been Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

I was sad to read earlier this morning that Tommy Chong is battling prostate cancer. Tommy Chong told CNN that he was diagnosed ‘about a month ago.’

“I’ve got prostate cancer, and I’m treating it with hemp oil, with cannabis,” Chong told CNN‘s Don Lemon. “So (legalizing marijuana) means a lot more to me than just being able to smoke a joint without being arrested.”

Chong, 74, explained to CNN that he doesn’t smoke marijuana, which he said he’d quit about a year ago “for health reasons,” to treat his prostate cancer. Rather, he said the ingests the hemp oil “at night, so I won’t be woozy all day.”

“I’m taking it as a medicine,” he said.

Below is a Tommy Chong interview with Time magazine. I think I speak for marijuana consumers everywhere when I say GET WELL TOMMY CHONG!

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  • 2buds4me

    Go Tommy – what strain is he using? RS origonal recommendation is White Widow, wonder if he’s using the same? I hope somebody is documenting his journey now. This will be epic.

  • aka Th Floridabadger

    U justKeep a stepn on  n more power to ya Tommy Chong!!

  • Hemp oil heals. Good luck Tommy!

  • Mark

    I for one am Grateful for Tommy saying no….LOL.
    Best of luck and God’s speed on recovery.