America's stoner-in-chief, Tommy Chong, announced over the weekend that he has prostate cancer -- and that he believes the disease took hold when he was in federal prison 8 years ago for distributing his namesake bongs to a conservative state.
The longtime Angeleno and father of actress Rae Dawn Chong says that ... wait for it ... wait for it ... he's using marijuana as medicine to treat his cancer symptoms.
Well, more specifically, he tweeted:
Yes I have Prostrate cancer...but I am using hemp oil to get rid of it....hash oil that is.....tc— Tommy Chong (@tommychong) June 10, 2012
Chong told CNN, of course, that legalizing it would help people like him and thus would mean "a lot more to me than just being able to smoke a joint without being arrested."
He says he was drug free in prison and for three years total. Thus:
... I know it [the cancer] had nothing to do with cannabis. Cannabis is a cure.
Weed will get you in trouble. And it could get you out of it. Circle of life.