Comedian, actor and activist, Tommy Chong revealed this weekend on CNN that he is seeking treatment for prostate cancer. He said that he was diagnosed with the disease about a month ago, and that doctors have told him it is a slow stage cancer that he has had for a long time. The 74 year old icon said that had the initial symptoms of prostate cancer when he was in jail eight years ago for selling bongs. He said that during that period, he had been cannabis free for a period of three years, something he says tell him that his cancer had nothing to do with his pot use.
He did say he believes that cannabis can cure some kinds of cancers and that he has begun a treatment of ingesting marijuana oil at night. He said the ordeal has made smoking a joint without being arrested more important to him than before. We wish him a speedy recovery.