Cheech And Chong’ Star Battling Cancer

Jun 11, 2012

Actor Tommy Chong is bat­tling prostate can­cer, he revealed to CNN’s Don Lemon on Sat­ur­day night. The 74-year-old is best known for his stoner-comedy rou­tine along­side Cheech Marin, as the com­edy duo “Cheech and Chong.” Chong told CNN he was diag­nosed about a month ago and that the can­cer is cur­rently in a “slow stage one.” He revealed he first noticed symp­toms nearly eight years ago dur­ing his nine-month sen­tence at Taft Cor­rec­tional Insti­tu­tion in Cal­i­for­nia, adding that he believes the prison caused his health to take a turn for the worse. “The prison is built on toxic waste. I also got gout from the food there,” he told CNN. The actor and come­dian revealed his con­di­tion dur­ing an inter­view about his sup­port for decrim­i­nal­iz­ing mar­i­juana use and sales, so it’s not sur­pris­ing how he plans on treat­ing his ill­ness. “I’ve got prostate can­cer, and I’m treat­ing it with hemp oil, with cannabis. So [legal­iz­ing mar­i­juana] means a lot more to me than just being able to smoke a joint with­out being arrested,” he explained, adding that he was drug free for nearly three years, dur­ing which time he began hav­ing health prob­lems. “So I know [the can­cer] had noth­ing to do with cannabis. Cannabis is a cure.” Chong also explained he quit smok­ing mar­i­juana about a year ago, so to treat his prostate can­cer he ingests hemp oil, but only “at night, so I won’t be woozy all day,” he explained. Chong and his on-screen part­ner Cheech Marin are the orig­i­nal stoner duo, best known for their big screen adven­ture “Up In Smoke,” which was fol­lowed by sev­eral films detail­ing their zany antics. A long­time and vocal sup­porter of legal­iz­ing mar­i­juana, Chong has writ­ten sev­eral books includ­ing, “The I Chong: Med­i­ta­tions from the Joint,” and most recently lent his voice to the ani­mated fea­ture “Hood­winked Too! Hood vs. Evil.” Source: Huff­in­g­ton Post Link: http://​www​.huff​in​g​ton​post​.com/​2​0​1​2​/​0​6​/​1​0​/​t​o​m​m​y​-​c​h​o​n​g​-​c​a​n​c​e​r​-​c​h​e​e​c​h​-​c​h​o​n​g​-​s​t​a​r​-​b​a​t​t​l​i​n​g​-​p​r​o​s​t​a​t​e​-​c​a​n​c​e​r​_​n​_​1​5​8​4​6​0​2​.​h​tml

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