Reveals Diagnosis, Treatment On Air

One half of the always stoned duo of Cheech & Chong is, naturally, fighting cancer the natural way -- with weed.

Chong Cancer

After coming out to the world that he has prostate cancer this weekend, Tommy Chong responded to fans on Twitter, confirming that he's using hash oil to treat the disease.

This weekend, Chong from Cheech & Chong told CNN's Don Lemon that he ingests the oil derived from the leafy green nightly.

"So I won't be woozy all day," the 74-year-old comic said.

Chong was initially booked for the broadcast to discuss his support for making the drug legal.

It was revealed during the course of the interview that the Up in Smoke star noticed symptoms eight years ago, while doing time for selling bongs.

He told Lemon he was diagnosed with the common cancer "about a month ago."

"So (legalizing marijuana) means a lot more to me than just being able to smoke a joint without being arrested," Chong said.

Chong, who recently didn't play an aging hippie and stretched his acting chops as a strict, weed-hating judge in TNT's Franklin & Bash, claims symptoms started to surface during the three-year period when he was drug-free.

He describes the cancer as a slow-moving Stage 1, and says he has forgone smoking hash for the ingest-able oil for "health reasons."

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Comments on "Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong fighting cancer with cannabis"

Micheal June 11, 2012 | 12:51 PM

It's a freaking shame that Chong's got this disease, but maybe a celeb who openly is down with medical marijuana will help it get legalized in more places across the country. We need someone to head up the fight to stop this stupid, ineffective and plain costly "war on Drugs". Please. Weed is not a drug guys, it's a plant. You don't treat it, you don't refine it, it's not even as bad a cigarettes, which kill millions of people each year.

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