Tommy Chong on Fighting Cancer with Cannabis Oil and Too Much Sugar in the Diet

JW Najarian and Tommy Chong shTommy Chong and Wife Shelby Talk About Food, Childhood Diabetes, Prostate Cancer and the Use of Cannabis Oil

Tommy Chong comedian, actor, director, producer, writer and activist, along with his wife Shelby, visited his friend Sugar Ray Leonard to support Juvenile Diabetes at SRL’s Big Fighter, Big Cause event on the pier in Santa Monica.

Tommy talks candidly about childhood diabetes and the problems with too much sugar in our diets and he talks with me about prostate cancer and how he cured himself using cannabis oil


As a kid I was a huge Cheech and Chong fan and could recite many of their comedy routines. I got a chance to talk with Cheech Marin at a previous event and so was so glad to see Tommy Chong show up at the Sugar Ray Leonard Big Fighter, Big Cause event.

This event is held on the Santa Monica Pier which is very cool, but it is also a professional a three card fight night, an auction to help JDRF, a bunch of great restaurants showcasing their food and Sugar Ray Leonard himself hosts a bunch of famous fighters, Hollywood stars and elite business professionals.

This year they were honoring my former boss Al Mann with a Golden Glove Award for his work to support JDRF. I used to work for Al at Minimed, now owned my Medtronic, and he was a great boss and a great guy.

Many of my readers know that I was diagnosed with a rare highly aggressive prostate cancer that moved almost immediately into my bones. As a stage 4 cancer patient I am always researching the newest treatments, diets etc… and what seems to be showing up all over the place is news about cannabis being more than a treatment for the side effects of chemo treatments, but they are using cannabis oil to actually fight cancer.

I had heard that Tommy Chong claimed that cannabis oil helped cure his prostate cancer and so I definitely wanted to talk to him about what he had done. Tommy shared with me how he beat cancer using cannabis oil and also talked about junior diabetes and the role of sugar in our diets.

Tommy’s number one tip was to use cannabis oil as a suppository!

It was a thrill to meet Tommy and with some more research I will definitely look at the use of medical cannabis oil in fighting my cancer. – JW

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From Wikipedia

Thomas B. Kin “Tommy” Chong  (born May 24, 1938) is a Canadian comedian, actor, writer, director, activist, and musician.

He is well known for his marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong comedy albums and movies with Cheech Marin, as well as playing the character Leo on Fox‘s That ’70s Show. He became a naturalized United States citizen in the late 1980s.

Chong was born at University Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta and given the name Thomas B. Kin Chong at birth. His mother was Lorna Jean (née Gilchrist), a waitress of ScotsIrish and French ancestry, and his father was Stanley Chong, a Chinese truck driver who immigrated to Canada from China in the 1920s. The senior Chong had first lived with an aunt in Vancouver after arriving in Canada.

When Tommy was young, his family moved to Calgary, settling in a conservative neighborhood Chong has referred to as “Dog Patch”. He has said that his father had “been wounded in World War II, and there was a veterans’ hospital in Calgary. He bought a five-hundred dollar house in Dog Patch, and raised his family on fifty dollars a week.” In an interview, Tommy Chong later said,

I dropped out of Crescent Heights High School when I was 16 but probably just before they were going to throw me out anyway. … I played guitar to make money. I was about 16 when I discovered that music could get you laid, even if you were a scrawny, long-haired, geeky-looking guy like me.

Early Career 

By the early 1960s, Chong was playing guitar for a Calgary soul group called The Shades. The Shades moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where the band’s name changed to “Little Daddy & The Bachelors”. They recorded a single, “Too Much Monkey Business” / “Junior’s Jerk”.

Together with band member Bobby Taylor, Chong opened a Vancouver nightclub in 1963. Formerly the Alma Theatre, they called it “Blue Balls”.

They brought in the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, which had never been to Vancouver before. Although Little Daddy & The Bachelors built up a small following, things soured when they went with Chong’s suggestion and had themselves billed as “Four Niggers and a Chink” (or, bowing to pressure, “Four N’s and a C”) before taking on the moniker Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers.

In 1965, the Vancouvers signed with Gordy Records (a subsidiary of Detroit‘s Motown Records). They recorded their debut album, an eponymous release, and their debut single, the Tommy Chong co-composition, “Does Your Mama Know About Me,” which peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100.

While on tour in Chicago for a short time, the band followed opening act The Jackson 5. Chong later referred to the young Michael Jackson as a “cute little guy”. After the band released two additional singles, Chong and Wes Henderson were fired by Clark and Motown producer Johnny Bristol for missing an appointment to apply for Green cards to enable them to live in the US.

The group broke up shortly afterwards, when Chong tried to reduce the number of players covered by the Vancouvers’ contract. He intended that he, Taylor, and Henderson would constitute the group, while other members would be classified as sidemen and session artists.

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Chong co-wrote and performed on several Cheech & Chong comedy albums, two of which were nominated for Best Comedy Album Grammy Awards. Tommy also directed four of the duo’s films, while co-writing and starring in all seven with Cheech Marin.

Cannabis Oil and Cancer

Tommy Chong advocates cannabis oil as a cure for prostate and other cancers and there are many studies out their that show that THC and CDB have medicinal properties so I offer up the following for those who want to know. I have spoken with my oncologist about this treatment and she is looking at the studies.

I offer this information from Dennis Hill because I thought it was extremely interesting on the subject, but only to explain, I do not, at this time, endorse cannabis oil as a treatment for the cure of prostate cancer. To be honest I have no idea if it works. I have seen a lot of anecdotal (testimonial) evidence claiming exciting results, but have also read about the failures. Make sure you check with your oncologist about or before undergoing any additional therapies or procedures you are already undergoing.

There are studies that show promise. You might want to check Google https://www.google.com/search?q=cannabis+oil+cancer+research

Here is the video Tommy Chong watched that made him choose to cure his prostate cancer with Cannabis Oil

How Cannabis Oil Works to Kill Cancer Cells
By: Dennis Hill

First let’s look at what keeps cancer cells alive, then we will come back and examine how the cannabinoids CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) unravels cancer’s aliveness.

In every cell there is a family of interconvertible sphingolipids that specifically manage the life and death of that cell. This profile of factors is called the “Sphingolipid Rheostat.” If endogenous ceramide(a signaling metabolite of sphingosine-1-phosphate) is high, then cell death (apoptosis) is imminent. If ceramide is low, the cell is strong in its vitality.

Very simply, when THC connects to the CB1 or CB2 cannabinoid receptor site on the cancer cell, it causes an increase in ceramide synthesis which drives cell death. A normal healthy cell does not produce ceramide in the presence of THC, thus is not affected by the cannabinoid. – See more at: http://www.cureyourowncancer.org/how-cannabis-oil-works.html#sthash.Qglejqrn.dpuf

More importantly for this article we were all at the event to honor and support JDRF which is working hard to find a cure and new treatments for Type 1 diabetes. – JW

How Cannabis Oil Works to Kill Cancer Cells
By: Dennis HillFirst let’s look at what keeps cancer cells alive, then we will come back and examine how the cannabinoids CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) unravels cancer’s aliveness. In every cell there is a family of interconvertible sphingolipids that specifically manage the life and death of that cell. This profile of factors is called the “Sphingolipid Rheostat.” If endogenous ceramide(a signaling metabolite of sphingosine-1-phosphate) is high, then cell death (apoptosis) is imminent. If ceramide is low, the cell is strong in its vitality. Very simply, when THC connects to the CB1 or CB2 cannabinoid receptor site on the cancer cell, it causes an increase in ceramide synthesis which drives cell death. A normal healthy cell does not produce ceramide in the presence of THC, thus is not affected by the cannabinoid.– See more at: http://www.cureyourowncancer.org/how-cannabis-oil-works.html#sthash.Qglejqrn.dpuf
How Cannabis Oil Works to Kill Cancer Cells
By: Dennis HillFirst let’s look at what keeps cancer cells alive, then we will come back and examine how the cannabinoids CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) unravels cancer’s aliveness. In every cell there is a family of interconvertible sphingolipids that specifically manage the life and death of that cell. This profile of factors is called the “Sphingolipid Rheostat.” If endogenous ceramide(a signaling metabolite of sphingosine-1-phosphate) is high, then cell death (apoptosis) is imminent. If ceramide is low, the cell is strong in its vitality. Very simply, when THC connects to the CB1 or CB2 cannabinoid receptor site on the cancer cell, it causes an increase in ceramide synthesis which drives cell death. A normal healthy cell does not produce ceramide in the presence of THC, thus is not affected by the cannabinoid.– See more at: http://www.cureyourowncancer.org/how-cannabis-oil-works.html#sthash.Qglejqrn.dpuf
How Cannabis Oil Works to Kill Cancer Cells
By: Dennis HillFirst let’s look at what keeps cancer cells alive, then we will come back and examine how the cannabinoids CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) unravels cancer’s aliveness. In every cell there is a family of interconvertible sphingolipids that specifically manage the life and death of that cell. This profile of factors is called the “Sphingolipid Rheostat.” If endogenous ceramide(a signaling metabolite of sphingosine-1-phosphate) is high, then cell death (apoptosis) is imminent. If ceramide is low, the cell is strong in its vitality. Very simply, when THC connects to the CB1 or CB2 cannabinoid receptor site on the cancer cell, it causes an increase in ceramide synthesis which drives cell death. A normal healthy cell does not produce ceramide in the presence of THC, thus is not affected by the cannabinoid.– See more at: http://www.cureyourowncancer.org/how-cannabis-oil-works.html#sthash.Qglejqrn.dpuf

JDRF Diabetes Type 1JDRF

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.

As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $568 million in scientific research in 17 countries. In 2012 alone, JDRF provided more than $110 million to T1D research.

JDRF is going through a major rebranding right now. It used to be known as the juvenile diabetes research foundation, but JDRF had become the leader in the fight against type 1 diabetes over all and 85% of type 1 diabetes sufferers are adults so JDRF just wants to be known as JDRF and will work to help all age groups suffering with this terrible disease. – JW

logo sugar ray leonard foundation shThe Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation

The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation was established in 2009 by boxing legend and six-time world champion Sugar Ray Leonard and his wife, Bernadette.

The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation is committed to raising funds for research and awareness towards a cure for Juvenile Diabetes.

Throughout Leonard’s boxing career, he watched his dad and friends struggle with the many complications of diabetes and how it has affected every aspect of their life.  Type 1 diabetes strikes both children and adults at any age.  It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications.  Type 2 diabetes in children is on the rise, fueled largely by the obesity epidemic.

Leonard draws from his personal experience and boxing career to provide inspiration for funding research to combat the disease.  This is one fight, together, we will win.

Big Fighter, Big Cause

The annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night, co-hosted by B. Riley & Co., is the Foundation’s premier fundraising event that raises funds and awareness for Juvenile Diabetes Research.  The event brings together over 1,500 guests, comprised of C-suite executives from nearly 200 public companies across a range of sectors, leading institutional investors, high net worth individuals, financial services professionals, celebrities, sports legends, and other high-profile individuals.

To view sponsorship opportunities click HERE or for more information, contact:

Aileen Martinez, Consultant
SugarRayLeonardFoundation@gmail.com

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13 responses to “Tommy Chong on Fighting Cancer with Cannabis Oil and Too Much Sugar in the Diet

  1. Vivian Marcel

    CANNABIS OIL IS THE NATURAL REMEDY TO CANCER

    I used cannabis oil to cure my father’s brain cancer. On April 10th 2014 I brought my father to the emergency room with a splitting headache and projectile vomiting. i thought it was a bad migraine but later found out that it was a brain tumor. On February 12th he had surgery and the surgeon told me and the lab work later confirmed that he had a Glioblastoma. It is the most deadly and fast moving brain tumor someone can have. The doctor told our family that my father had about some weeks to live if he didn’t take any radiation and if he did take radiation it might give him a year. My father was in the hospital for eight days. We were not sure what to do so we took the doctor’s referral and went to radiation, about a week after he got out of the hospital. My father only took five days of radiation and it made him feel terrible, and sapped all of his energy. The surgeon removed all of the tumor he could see. After some months there was a regrowth of the brain cancer. Some friends came forward and told us alternative ways people were fighting and winning the battle against cancer with cannabis oil. Since the doctors did not hold out any hope we decided to throw our hope on the cannabis oil treatment and he did not take any more radiation. We bought the cannabis oil from the National Cancer Institute through email contact
    nationalcancerinstitute@aol.com and started the cannabis oil in February 2015. After 2 months cannabis oil treatment, MRI scan showed dramatic improvement and father third month cannabis oil treatment looked good, his brain was clean and the hole where they removed the tumor was empty except for a tiny line around a portion of the inside of the hole. The doctor said that it could be scar tissue.
    After the 3 month cannabis oil, MRI shows his brain was completely clean. There was no cancer at all. The doctor said that it was a miracle and that was how my father was cured of his brain cancer with cannabis oil.

    • Wow!! Glioblastoma is so very serious and I am so happy for you and especially your father! I am not having super results with CBD and my cancer. I do confess however, that the CBD oil reduces my pain meds significantly, makes it much easier to sleep and has really helped reduce many of the side effects of the cancer meds I am taking. In my case I get severe hot and cold flashes with night sweats and it is so awful. Anyone that has gone through menopause knows what I am talking about. CBD oil really helps reduce the hot flashes to a point where they are much more manageable.

  2. Patricia warren

    My Mother was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer about a one year ago, she has had an extremely difficult journey. She has had two rounds of chemotherapy, one round or Y90 Radiation and now is experiencing liver failure. Jaundice, a weak appetite and depression are a few of her symptoms. I’m wondered what other treatment options she has (such as a liver transplant or a clinical trial) and also how long she has to live. My mother is my best friend and hero, she endures so much as your loved ones do too.but a cousin of mine came to our rescue by ordering this hemp oil from a foundation in US,and so far the medication has proved effective.now my mother can do things she never could do before,i am so happy so i decided to use this medium to alert all cancer patient that with a good hemp oil,you can definitely beat cancer.if you happen to be in need of this medication,you can contact the foundation with this email:rickcannabisoil19@gmail.com

  3. Millicent carter

    I am unable to post this in the Success Stories for whatever reason, so I posted here. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer on October 18, 2013. I was advised by my doctor that my only options were to have radiation seeds implanted in my prostate or receive regular external beam radiation. I declined. I knew there had to be other options.
    I scoured the Internet and discovered a wealth of information about cannabis oil curing cancer. I was able to obtain some medical marijuana Dr. Ilamosi Williams (Cannabis Oil Cure) from it and consumed the recommended dosage by mid January.
    On January 26th I had a cancer reassessment which consisted of an MRI with a state of the art Tesla 3 MRI machine. Results – NO SIGN OF CANCER! CANCER FREE!
    One of the things that helped me while going through all this was reading the testimonials and the success stories of those who have used the oil and were cured And with good food diet. Now that this wonderful oil has cured me, I feel I need to let others know as well. Please feel free to contact me, ask anything should you like more information or directly contact Dr. Ilamosi Williams at: cannabis_oil_cure@outlook.com were i purchased from. Thank you, Millicent Carter ~

    • Millicent, first, congrats for being cancer free!! and thanks for the info. I am not allowed to try the oil cure as I am on a special study, but I do use small amounts of oil to decrease drug side effects and it has helped immensely. I have tried CBD in a 23 to 1 ratio also known as AC/DC, but find that the oil works better if there is at least a concentrate of 9 to 1 CBD to THC ratio.

      I have read some posts about cannabis oil not working for some so there is no guarantee as with any medication. I believe you need to experiment with what works for you.

  4. I am Mr James Leigh i has been suffering from thyroid cancer which was confirmed to be stage four,
    the doctor told me there was little i could do since i wasn’t responding to treatment but my brother in law came to my rescue
    by ordering this hemp oil from Dr Rick which he said has been helping some patient fight against cancer
    of various types so we decided to give it a chance, so far i am improving perfectly very well and presently i can walk around
    the house all by myself. I felt its necessary i let others who are suffering from this acute disease that once you have a good Cannabis oil it can really give one a sound second chance of living. if you happen to be in need of this Cannabis oil you can contact the foundation who supplied me Cannabis oil email:drweissertmedicalservices1@gmail.com..

    • Thanks James… everyone who has found a real medical cannabis store or collective, please let everyone know. There is a huge difference between the marijuana used medically and for fun. I like both, but need cannabis with more CBD and other cannabiniods, than regular pot usually contains.

      So the question is Where can we find high CBD oils, sprays, edibles and smokable weed.

  5. because I live in Florida , and I believe it is legal.. I cannot find the correct oil . only the hemp oil which I do not wish to try now as I am very ill metastatic liver cancer . Please help me buy the oil Thank you.

    • It is hard to find. I don’t know who to call in Florida, but I do know that Cornerstone Collective http://www.CornerstoneCollective.com in Eagle Rock, CA has CBD oils in 1 to 1 and up to 23 to 1 CBD to THC ration oils that have been very effective in reducing pain, increasing the length and ability to sleep and helps with other side effects of cancer drugs like hot flashes. I find the 1:1 ratio the best for me, but you can get high from it so in the daytime I would do a 2:1 or 5:1 CBD to THC ratio.

      Could not find a collective in Florida on Google, but I am sure they have them. You were right not to buy the CDB oil from regular hemp. Though it is legal in all 50 states, if there is real CBD in the product, it will not work as well without some THC. They are looking at making CBD only products legal. I think that would a law that would be made up under fear of THC, not out of an understanding about the medicinal properties of Cannabinoids.

  6. My Friend Stage IV breast cancer and MS has just been cured with the cannabis oil gotten from drdonaldhealthcare@gmail.com cannabis oil is great medication. To hell with the government and their insane policy, we have a medication that is hundred percent assured to cure cancer and you don’t need to spend so much money on anymore on chemo, radiation or surgeries that wouldn’t work.

    Where to purchase, contact via > drdonaldhealthcare@gmail.com

    My Friend,s Family is now a brand new one, so stop your worries and go get your medication and set the family free of the deadly disease that hold no respect to family harmony.

    Make your health a better one by using cannabis oil in your everyday life.

    contact Dr Dr Donald for all type of cancer Cure.

    thanks to Dr Donald

  7. Wow am so grateful for the good Rick Simpson (rickcancercure01@qq.com) did for me and my family for curing my husband’s prostate cancer of 3 years. My name is Suzane Clark from Oklahoma USA, June 2 2010 my husband was diagnosed of prostate cancer and he had done all sorts of treatments (chemo, radio and herbal) and his doctor still gave no hope for his condition, after his last chemo treatment on 10/08/2013 the doctor told him that he had 8 months to live. When I heard this I was disappointed, frustrated and full of pain that the one I love so much would leave me and my children all alone in this world. One faithful day my uncle called and told me about Rick Simpson cannabis oil and how it cured his 48 years old neighbor so I became very interested in this cure, my uncle and I decided to do some research about the Rick Simpson cannabis oil and I found it very interesting, so I decided to purchase the oil. I called my uncle and asked him for Rick’s direct contact, so I could discuss with him. I contacted Rick Simpson(rickcancercure01@qq.com) he told me what to do to purchase the oil and how to use the oil I followed his instructions dutifully and now I can proudly say that my husband is cancer free, all thanks to Rick Simpson for restoring my lost hope.

    • Thank you Suzane, I am looking I am researching this treatment as you know, Ricks information and videos are everywhere. I have been scouring the forums and the stories are amazing. Anecdotal information is very high and positive, but there needs to be more research done. I did also find posts of people that were not helped and some that were very discouraged with their outcomes with cannabis oil. I do not know if they followed the procedures to the letter etc., but what I am saying is that, just like any treatment, there is no guarantee and I as a stage 4 prostate patient myself, I do believe that this, as any alternative treatment, should be part of your treatment regime, including hormone, immuno, chemo and other treatments, with your doctor.

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