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Tommy Chong Battling Prostate Cancer

Truth rating: 10

By Michael Lewittes


Tommy Chong, star of the pot-loving comedy team, “Cheech and Chong,” is battling prostate cancer.

He revealed during an interview on CNN on Saturday that he was diagnosed “about a month ago.”

An advocate for legalizing marijuana who spent nine months in a federal prison for selling drug paraphernalia, Chong said, “I’ve got prostate cancer, and I’m treating it with hemp oil, with cannabis,” adding that pot now “means a lot more to me than just being able to smoke a joint without being arrested.”

While he says he no longer smokes marijuana “for health reasons,” to treat his condition he ingests hemp oil “at night, so I won’t be woozy all day.”

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