The 74-year-old is best known for his stoner-comedy routine alongside Cheech Marin, as the comedy duo "Cheech and Chong."
Chong told CNN he was diagnosed about a month ago and that the cancer is currently in a "slow stage one." He revealed he first noticed symptoms nearly eight years ago during his nine-month sentence at Taft Correctional Institution in California, adding that he believes the prison caused his health to take a turn for the worse.
"The prison is built on toxic waste. I also got gout from the food there," he told CNN.
The actor and comedian revealed his condition during an interview about his support for decriminalizing marijuana use and sales, so it's not surprising how he plans on treating his illness.
"I've got prostate cancer, and I'm treating it with hemp oil, »
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