Well, here’s some sad news that’ll give you a reason to sorrowfully pour your mouth on a bong and inhale until you start to fart out weed smoke. During an interview on CNN with Don Lemon (via HuffPo) last night, Tommy Chong said that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer about a month ago and it’s currently in a “slow stage one.”
Tommy did nine months in the Taft Correctional Institution 8 years ago for selling bongs and thinks being locked up in there ruined his health. Tommy says the prison sits on a toxic waste dump and eating the food gave him gout. Tommy went on to tell Don that his health got even worse during his three-year break form the bong. According to Tommy, the good shit didn’t cause his cancer, but it’s going to cure it.
“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.
I know [the cancer] had nothing to do with cannabis. Cannabis is a cure.”
I’m not fucking Dr. Quinn, so I don’t know if weed alone is going to magically cure Tommy’s cancer (probably not). But what I’ve learned from Tommy is to not take a three-year break from the bong and to get as many prostate checks as possible (wink wink). Oh, and I’m totally going to use hemp oil as butt lube from now on.