16 May 2013 - Tommy Chong who was diagnosed with stage one prostate cancer
last June told CelebStoner he has beaten his cancer thanks in large part to a
hash oil treatment he received from a Canadian doctor.
On his CelebStoner blog Mr Chong tells about the Canadian Dr.
McKinnon in Victoria, BC who made him change his diet and put him on
supplements. He also treated the condition with hemp oil (hash oil). After the diet, the supplements and the hash oil,
plus a session with a world-renowned healer, the Grammy Award-winning comedian says he’s cured
of cancer and he feels the best he felt in years.
Next to the beneficial aspects of Marijuana Tommy Chong also
thinks it could give a great boost to the U.S. economy. In a recent interview with CBS News, Chong talked
about how legalizing marijuana could solve the country's fiscal problems.
"Look at the
situation we're in now. Sequesters. Cuts. Everything cut across the board. Now,
the government is tapped into the biggest cash crop in the world,"
Chong said. "There's little
manufacturing cost. You don't have to do anything except watch it grow and get
a couple of hippies to cut it and then put it in a bag."
Tommy Chong isn't the only one who sees marijuana as a
solution for America's budget problems. Carl Davis, senior analyst at the
Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy recently told The Huffington Post
that legalization may affect supply and demand in unknown ways, but increased
revenue for the government is virtually guaranteed.
23 July 2012 - Tommy Chong, one half of legendary stoner-comedy duo Cheech and Chong, revealed his diagnosis of 1st stage prostate cancer in early May this year. His latest update, announced through twitter, has cannabis lovers rejoicing; not just because of the restored health of a hero, but the implications this could have for the medicinal status of cannabis. Mr Chong says himself:
"Got my blood test results back...the hemp oil is working! PSA down to 2.....yes!"
A PSA level below 4 is considered safe. Two days later Chong revealed, also through Twitter: "Did I mention I am 99% cancer free? Thanks to my "medication". Hemp oil works but you have to believe.....I believe...."
Is this a wonder-cure, or a stoners pipe-dream? Most experts are agreed that cannabis can help patients with cancer symptoms such as nausea, anorexia, depression, anxiety, pain, and insomnia. But cancer-cure or not, surely Tommy Chongs experience calls for a deeper look at the potentially world-changing benefits of cannabis sativa. Perhaps the first step would be relaxing regulations that are currently in the way of research into this fascinating plant.
29 June 2011 - President Obama, with one quick signature, could remove a huge hurdle in the war on drugs, marijuana icon Tommy Chong said Friday on CNN. See the full interview below:
27 Jan 2010 - "It doesn't really bother me at all," Tommy Chong says about sexual misconduct charges which led to the suspension of MPP executive director Rob Kampia. Cheech & Chong were honored at the MPP's recent 15th anniversary gala in Washington, DC.Speaking on Marijuana Radio, Chong made the following statement abut the MPP scandal: "It's ridiculous. It shows that Rob is successful anyway. When people start worrying about who you're fucking you've really made it to the top. Look at Tiger Woods. Rob's in good company. It wasn't criminal. It just came out that these girls all quit in protest because Rob diddled some girl. It doesn't really bother me at all. Maybe I'm just hardened from all the Republican scandals."