Tommy Chong Treats His Prostate Cancer With Cannabis

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Tue, June, 12th 2012 by THCFinder
Actor-comedian Tommy Chong, one-half of the pot-loving pair “Cheech and Chong,” said he’s treating his “slow stage-one” prostate cancer with his favorite plant.
“I’ve got prostate cancer, and I’m treating it with hemp oil, with cannabis,” Chong, 74, told CNN Saturday. “So [legalizing marijuana] means a lot more to me than just being able to smoke a joint without being arrested.”
Chong told the news site that he was diagnosed with the illness about a month ago, but he first experienced symptoms of the cancer about eight years ago while in jail after selling drug paraphernalia.
He no longer smokes marijuana because of “health reasons,” he told CNN, and he consumes the hemp oil at night so he “won’t be woozy all day.”
Cannabis has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to relieve symptoms of nausea and vomiting, and to help increase appetite in people with cancer and AIDS, according to the American Cancer Society. The most potent ingredient of medical marijuana is THC. The product comes in the form of an inhaler, pills and oil and it can also be smoked.
There are no other drugs that work as well as cannabis for treating the nausea and anorexia associated with cancer and its treatments, Dr. Donna Seger, associate professor of clinical medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn., told in March.
It is unclear whether Chong has undergone chemotherapy or other treatments for the cancer, but treatment of stage 1 prostate cancer, which is only found in the prostate,  is often approached by the “watchful waiting” technique, when doctors allow time to pass to see the progression of the disease before they suggest surgery or medical intervention.
At least one doctor believes Chong’s promoting his self-described treatment is a disservice to other men with the disease.
“As a comedian, this is a really funny skit,” said Dr. Leonard G. Gomella, chairman of the department of urology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. “As a public figure who can get a forum, it is irresponsible. Had he been suffering from widely metastatic disease with bone pain and other devastations, perhaps there may be a role, but not for early disease.”


Tommy Chong Announces He Has Prostate Cancer

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Mon, June, 11th 2012 by THCFinder

Tommy Chong, one half of the legendary comedy duo Cheech & Chong, recently announced that he has prostate cancer. He says he first noticed symptoms about 8 years ago while in prison on charges of selling drug paraphernalia, but was only diagnosed last month.


"I've got prostate cancer, and I'm treating it with hemp oil, with cannabis," Tommy told Don Lemon from CNN. "So (legalizing marijuana) means a lot more to me than just being able to smoke a joint without being arrested."


Tommy told CNN that he no longer smoke marijuana, but ingests hemp oil "at night, so I won't be woozy all day."


Tommy Chong has been a longtime advocate for marijuana law reform. He and Cheech Marin spent more than 2 decades on separate career paths after breaking up in the 1980’s. While Cheech tried to shed his “pothead” image, Tommy embraced it, playing the lovable Leo on That 70’s Show. The pair reunited to the joy of millions of cannabis and comedy lovers several years ago with a new comedy tour, one with marijuana legalization as the back drop. They continue to tour together, as well as having other projects in the works.


Tommy describes his prostate cancer "as a slow stage one (that I've) had for a long time." There is no word yet as to how Tommy’s announcement might affect his future career plans. For now it’s enough to hope that Tommy gets well.


It will also be interesting to see how Tommy’s hemp oil treatment progresses. Many of you know the story of Rick Simpson, and the testimonials of dozens of people who say their cancer was cured through the use of hemp oil. If Tommy Chong’s cancer is cured by hemp oil, it would put awareness of an amazing medicinal product to a whole new level.




Marijuana Possession Charges Against Suge Knight Dismissed

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Mon, June, 11th 2012 by THCFinder
Suge Knight caught a break in court last week, when he was cleared of marijuana possession charges he caught during a traffic stop in Las Vegas back in February.
According to the Las Vegas Sun, the 41-year-old dodged the charges when prosecutors decided there was insufficient evidence in the case.
Las Vegas Municipal Court records show that Knight entered a no contest plea through his attorney Richard Schonfeld for driving without a license charge and Knight paid a $425 fine. All other charges were dismissed.
Knight was arrested in early February in Las Vegas after LVPD pulled him over at around 5:30 pm when he made an unsafe lane change in his black Bentley.
After authorities ran his name through the system, multiple warrants came up, which stemmed from minor traffic violations ... all of which he failed to appear. Suge was taken into custody, processed and released.
Police also said he had less than one ounce of marijuana in the car.
As of press time, Suge seems to have cleared everything up.


Woody smoking some WEED

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Tue, June, 5th 2012 by THCFinder



Snoop Dogg lights one up

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Sat, June, 2nd 2012 by THCFinder


Barry Obama the High School Stoner

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Wed, May, 30th 2012 by THCFinder

A new book coming out on June 19th chronicles the life of President Obama, including some stories about his enthusiastic and often controlling use of marijuana as a High School student in Hawaii. If the stories are true, not only was Barry Obama a lover of the ganja back then, he was also the dominant figure in his group of friends, and often a controlling one at that.


Barry and his “Choom Gang” were a group of pot smokers, and as leader, Barry was the trend setter. He started “roof hits” (hotboxing a car) and would also “intercept” hits at different places in the rotation, stealing an extra puff, something considered a breach of rotation etiquette in most places today. Maybe it was then too and Barry was just so dominant in his group that no one called him on it.


After all, it takes a certain amount or arrogance to run for political office, and even more to run for and become President of the United States. Not everyone has that ability, or the confidence to try to lead massive groups of people.


But all this brings up the question: why is Barry so against marijuana now? It obviously didn’t ruin his life or make him sit on the couch all day eating Cheetos. He didn’t get busted so he was allowed to go to college and be a lawyer, Senator and President of the United States. He didn’t need rehab and stopped smoking weed on his own without any 12 step programs or sponsors.


Maybe his war on medical marijuana has less to do with his personal feelings and more to do with needing campaign money from Big Pharma.





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