Seventy-seven-year-old Tommy Chong has always been closely linked to marijuana use. In fact, he owes a lot of his success and current wealth to cannabis, but now, the star is speaking out about his experiences using cannabis as a medical treatment for cancer, and is helping to raise awareness about how a vaporizer pen can help people dealing with the serious disease.
A Legend in the World of Vaping
Tommy Chong is one-half of the legendary comedy duo Cheech & Chong. Along with Richard "Cheech" Marin, Chong recorded dozens of comedy albums and appeared in numerous movies. Much of Cheech & Chong's humor revolves around cannabis and the hippie culture of the 1960s.
Naturally, Chong has always supported the legalization of marijuana, and since the legalization of medical marijuana in California, he has become a cannabis entrepreneur. Chong has developed his own line of weed strains, which can be purchased at a dispensary in Malibu, California, called 99 High Tide Collective. In addition, he has developed a line of organic hemp beverages called Chong Water. These THC-free drinks allow people to benefit from the nutrients found in the hemp plant and will be available to purchase in stores.
Tommy and His Vape Pen
Back in 2012, Chong won a brief battle with Stage One prostate cancer, and has been taking steps to lead a healthier lifestyle ever since. Despite this, the celebrity announced back in June 2015 that he has been diagnosed with rectal cancer. Since then, he has been undergoing treatment for the disease and is vaping in order to deal with the side effects of treatment and the symptoms the disease causes.
When speaking about his use of a vapor pen, Chong explained that a dry herb or wax pen is his preferred way to use medical cannabis. He stated that the benefits of the herb can be felt much faster when inhaled in vapor form. In fact, he called the benefits "instantaneous." He stated that using the vape pen allows him to relax and eases his discomfort.
By sharing his experiences and introducing healthy hemp-based products on the market, Chong is continuing to further the cause of cannabis legalization even as he battles cancer. Everyone in the vape community is wishing him a full recovery and continued relief from using his vaporizer pen. To read more about Tommy Chong and his past, click here.