Tommy Chong: ‘Pot Will Cure My Prostate Cancer’

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By Radar Staff

Tommy Chong, part of the original stoner duo of Cheech and Chong, has the answer for his newly revealed prostate cancer.

Chong’s cancer was diagnosed about a month ago, he told CNN, and is in a “slow stage one.” He said he first noticed symptoms nearly eight years ago during his nine-month sentence at Taft Correctional Institution in California, saying that he’s convinced the prison caused the disease.

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Tommy was sentenced to prison and ordered to pay a $20,000 fine and turn over $120,000 in assets for selling mail-order bongs.

“The prison is built on toxic waste. I also got gout from the food there,” he told CNN’s Don Lemon.

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“I’ve got prostate cancer, and I’m treating it with hemp oil, with cannabis,” Chong said.

The actor and comedian, 74, is a proponent of legalizing marijuana on the national level.

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Chong explained he quit smoking marijuana about a year ago, so to treat his cancer he ingests hemp oil, but only “at night, so I won’t be woozy all day.”

Cannabis didn’t cause his cancer, Chong said, “Cannabis is a cure.”

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