“I’ve got prostate cancer, and I’m treating it with hemp oil, with cannabis,” he told CNN’s Don Lemon. “So (legalizing marijuana) means a lot more to me than just being able to smoke a joint without being arrested.”
Chong described the cancer “as a slow stage one (that I’ve) had for a long time.” He said that he was drug free for about three years, during which time he began having prostate-related problems.
“So I know it had nothing to do with cannabis,” he said. “Cannabis is a cure.”
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That hasn’t been shown to be true. More research is needed to demonstrate that cannabinoids have any effect on tumors. Interesting that he notes he has a slow stage cancer and that his symptoms are alleviated, which is very plausible, but that’s not the same as cure. The push for hemp oil and cannabis as a cure is certainly wound up in the push to legalize it.