Tommy Chong reveals: Cancer saved my life for the first time

How 9 months in prison and a diagnosis of cancer fixed my health and restored my strength …

Oh, my name is Tommy Chong —

If there’s one thing people know  or assume about me is that I love pot, right? My wife jokes that I’m a walking drug test., and if she notices anyone on the street who recognizes me, she’d assume they like pot too.

But almost 20 years ago, I quit everything, cold turkey.

My health fell apart absolutely.

People, all my life had told me pot would kill me … But leaving it had turned my well being upside down.

  • My joints started to get pain like never before.
  • I was getting exhausted and sore regularly …
  • I’d get up to pee several times a night …
  • Never get a good night’s sleep.
  • My energy vanished.

I couldn’t work out what was wrong with me. I immediately starting “feeling my age catch up with me” when I never had that before.

Then, Prostate cancer was diagnosed to me …

I felt devastated.

The toughest thing was asking my family.

I laid awake in the dark, afraid I will never see my youngest daughter grow up.

But now I see my diagnosis actually saved my life …

And when I began treating my cancer, I would share with you with the aid of an all-natural cure, all my other issues seemed to be gone!

All of a sudden I felt 20 years younger.

  • My focus was all over again.
  • My palms were not swollen …
  • Daily I was back playing my guitar.
  • My hips, arms and back feel like I was fresh from high school again!

How many 81-year-olds do you know that every night will pull their wife out of Salsa Dancing? (One bet, I bet …)

Therefore I sat down to write to you this.

When you are over 40, I bet you feel a lot of the same things that I did back then:

  • Sore Back
  • Aching Joints
  • Loss of Strength
  • Brain Fog
  • Chronic Aches and Pains
  • Weird, un-explainable mood swings

Like me, you might even be chalking it up to “the truth of getting older.”

The good thing is, you don’t need to look like this. If I started to share with you what I’m going to share, it was like someone turning on a light switch:

  • Happier attitude
  • Rock steady stamina
  • Smooth, limber joints
  • Excellent sleep
  • A sharper mind (I only play a fool on TV)

Fortunately, you ‘re here now and I’m going to EXACTLY show you what I’ve done to fully regain my health …

It all began with the DEA storming through my house and putting a rifle in my direction …

February 24, 2003 (Doesn’t it feel strange to say it was 20 years ago?) …

I just got out of bed and headed downstairs to fix her morning coffee (these are the little things) for my wife …

Listening to a knock at my front door …

Which was weird because it was 5:30 a.m. and all my friends know that I am not locking my door.

Thing about my front door is, it’s all made of glass … Like a wide window with a handle on it (California …) And when I turned to see who was at the entrance, I saw the most frightening sight I ‘d ever see in my lifetime.

A guy wearing full swat gear pointed his gun at my chest with a mask …

Screaming at me to open the door, and keeping my hands clear.

Keep in mind this was in 2003 …

That changed my life overnight.

The next 12 months followed in a flash …

I ‘d spent millions of dollars in court bills by the end of 2003 fighting to protect myself and my children …

Eventually, pled guilty to a lesser charge to avoid my wife being prosecuted by the government (who was 100% innocent in all of this) …

By October I began completing my sentence of nine months in California’s Taft Correctional Facility …

Still I started smoking marijuana before I did all of that (immediately).

See, when you’re convicted of drug trafficking, as I was, the government doesn’t even want you NEAR pot, even though it’s in the possession of someone else …

So, I gave up cannabis for good in 2003.

I started to note over the next few months that I was exhausted all the time …

And I have never again had a good night’s sleep …

My hunger had faded …

And in just 6 months, I looked like I should have been 10 years old.

Obviously, we all thought the legal battle was stressful … Or just one appeal … Or prison time ahead.

But instead, I willingly surrendered to the prison on October 3rd, 2003, to complete my term.

The strange thing about the prison (white collar prison, at least like I was in) is that it’s not that bad actually …

The true punishment is that you have to stay separated from home. This part is sheer torture …

But during my stay at Taft, actually …

I’ve been to Heaven …

Check out good books …

Made in meditation …

Had long conversations with my cellmate (Jordan Belfort, the guy Leonardo DiCaprio was playing in Wolf of Wall Street, but that’s another storey …) And I’ve been exercising.

I kept feeling worse and worse the whole time … Like I in the fast-forward ageing.

Of course I blamed it on the poor food in gaol (it’s just awful) …

And the stress of escaping my family …

I thought when I actually went home I would feel fine.

So, I put my head down and focused on getting busy trying to get the time going faster.

Nine months was over before I knew it, and I was released …

I spent the next year on parole after I got released, which included involuntary substance tests at random.

I’ll tell you, the risk of going back to prison is a strong reason for Someone to stop just smoking a single cigarette … So I just didn’t.

I personally stayed completely sober for years, no pot, no beer, no drugs of any sort …

But with my lovely wife and home gym, and my diet of lean protein and lots of vegetables, also at night … I have always looked like trash.

I really never felt like the old me any more, no matter what I did.

I kept waking up more than once a night …

I always felt groggy and tired, My joints kept sore, apparently without reason …

My mood was rubbish … I recall telling my wife I wasn’t as sweet or funny as I used to be. Always like I was on the edge ..

I could feel my body slowing down physically and it frightened me …

I was nearly 70 at that time, and I thought, “I think this is just what it feels like getting old”

I surrendered myself to my fate and tried to stay as involved and as safe as I could …

But I have just not felt right.

A couple years back, I got the news at a daily activity which would finally save my life …

The good thing about my cancer is that it was developing slowly, and early … That meant I had some time ..

That aint a lot of people get comfort …

So, I started doing all the reading and research that I could on various treatments and side effects …

A friend told me to watch a “Rick Simpson Oil” documentary about this stuff …

Rick Simpson is this old Canadian farmer.

He will produce the oil in big quantities himself and travel across Canada give it to poor people.

Many of my friends told me things like “I bet weed give up is what cancer gives you” …

I’m not sure if I buy that, but it sounded like this cannabis oil could help and I figured I had nothing to lose.

Luckily, for medicinal purposes, marijuana was now legal in California to purchase and use for …

So cancer takes you pretty much to the top of the chart.

But I went to my doctor and had a medicinal cannabis prescription and I Loaded UP. I bought a lot of pot and used a bit of it to make the special oil from Rick Simpson’s recycle …

I am going to be honest with you .. This smelled like rubbish.

Imagine to juic and take a shot of a lawnmower bag full of grass clippings …

That would have been a bit better than the stuff that I did …

Including the gasoline, I even tried to smoke a little more to cope with the side effects of my other medications.

(Remember, this was completely legal in California.) The most stunning thing happened!

Not only did my body continue to fight back against cancer (in remission over the last 9 years), I began to feel better ALL OVER … How many cancer patients tell you they felt better after therapy ended?

It was like in 30 days, I’ve shed 20 years …

It was incredible.

The whole time, my attitude was so much better, I felt like I was living on Cloud Nine …

My energy has sprung to all new heights …

Besides my treatments, I wrote a book and screenplay, and made media appearances, and planned a whole new tour …

Suddenly I worked 74 more than I did 64 or just 54 years ago …

I felt completely unstoppable.

My appetite was back (normally a Major cancer treatment problem) and I swear I got STRONGER actually …

For the first time in YEARS I had to increase the weights I used at my home gym …

I had only picked cannabis again to help with cancer, but all of a sudden I felt like it might have given my whole body a boost …

I became an evangelist on Cannabis overnight!

I was asking someone who would listen to this plant’s healing abilities …

I was all over the internet saying “Cannabis Healed My Cancer” to Americans …

Now, I’m not a doctor of course … And I don’t tell you I thought weed will treat cancer … What I was meant to have said then and what I am thinking now is that when I had cancer, consuming weed helped me completely.

And actually I find it allows me to feel better every day.

I am now 81 years old and at 50 years old I can ride laps …

That’s no accident…

In the past 9 years, when cannabis has become increasingly legal in the U.S., as I’ve toured the world seeing how much it affects people …

I never become MORE of a believer.

I’ve told thousands of people personally to try cannabis for a variety of issues they told me about …

And the storeys I get back are life changing: I was more excited than anybody in 2018, when President Trump signed the farm bill.

I trusted in the strength of this natural wonder and Everybody wanted to try it …

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