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Take a lesson from Tommy Chong

When Tommy Chong was imprisoned for cannabis-related charges, he became an unlikely martyr and gets the last laugh.

Cancer-free before his jail sentence, he blames his prostate cancer on his prison term (built on a former landfill); now, he credits the cure for his cancer on the reason for his conviction — cannabis. After watching the video “Race for the Cure” by Rick Simpson, he purchased hemp oil for his cancer and is cancer-free.

What Rick and Tommy share is the ability to go to a medical cannabis dispensary and purchase this product. Dispensaries are still prohibited in Kitsap County. There are now pictures on the Internet of a three-year-old child cured as well by hemp oil. Do our county officials miss the lesson of the Bush administration with Tommy Chong: Never pick a fight with a comedian unless you wish to become a joke?

Pete Holcomb


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