Tommy Chong, the marijuana activist and comedian, was diagnosed with rectal cancer in June 2015, just a few years after beating prostate cancer in 2012.
Chong is battling his rectal cancer with marijuana, radiation, chemotherapy, and an optimistic charisma. In a recent interview, Chong stated: “I’m using it all. I’m using cannabis as a painkiller and I’m using cannabis oil as a preventative. I use a lot of oil and a lot of painkilling – you know, smoking the flower.”
Chong will have to get surgery after he finishes radiation and chemotherapy treatments because the treatments will only “shrink the tumor” and the doctors want to make sure all the cancer is removed.
The treatments have forced Chong to cut back on his performance schedule, but he has still found time to work on an internet talk show set to air on YouTube.