Up Next

The Sam Simon Story, part 6: The legacy

The Sam Simon Story, part 5: Weed in the morning

Visit the Rebel with a Cause: The Sam Simon Story page to see other clips from the documentary. To see the full-length film click here.

Sam Simon would often start his day with some medicinal marijuana.

He had a regular routine: He would start throwing up around 10 a.m., and then drink some medical marijuana. He liked marijuana-infused lemonade as well as strawberry cannabis lemonade.

Simon had a personal vegan marijuana chef that baked him protein peanut butter cookies, lemon squares and other medical-marijuana-laced snacks. Simon also liked marijuana gummy bears and often tweeted about a mysterious “Simpsons oil.”

Simon lived in Pacific Palisades, a neighborhood just west of Santa Monica, California. In 1996 California voters became the first state to allow for the medical use of marijuana. Since then, 22 more states, the District of Columbia, and Guam have enacted similar laws.

Simon was open to trying a lot of things to heal himself.

“I believe that Sam Simon is going to cure this cancer,” Simon says in the documentary Rebel with a Cause: The Sam Simon Story.

His ex-wife Jennifer Tilly has had a long interest in alternative medicine, including traditional Native American healing. She brought Muscogee Creek traditional medicine man David Tune from New Mexico to treat Simon at his home.

“I’m not sure how much I believe in faith healers, but I’m not sure how much I believe in chemo either,” said Simon.

The Sam Simon Story, part 5: Weed in the morning

Visit the Rebel with a Cause: The Sam Simon Story page to see other clips from the documentary. To see the full-length film click here.

Sam Simon would often start his day with some medicinal marijuana.

He had a regular routine: He would start throwing up around 10 a.m., and then drink some medical marijuana. He liked marijuana-infused lemonade as well as strawberry cannabis lemonade.

Simon had a personal vegan marijuana chef that baked him protein peanut butter cookies, lemon squares and other medical-marijuana-laced snacks. Simon also liked marijuana gummy bears and often tweeted about a mysterious “Simpsons oil.”

Simon lived in Pacific Palisades, a neighborhood just west of Santa Monica, California. In 1996 California voters became the first state to allow for the medical use of marijuana. Since then, 22 more states, the District of Columbia, and Guam have enacted similar laws.

Simon was open to trying a lot of things to heal himself.

“I believe that Sam Simon is going to cure this cancer,” Simon says in the documentary Rebel with a Cause: The Sam Simon Story.

His ex-wife Jennifer Tilly has had a long interest in alternative medicine, including traditional Native American healing. She brought Muscogee Creek traditional medicine man David Tune from New Mexico to treat Simon at his home.

“I’m not sure how much I believe in faith healers, but I’m not sure how much I believe in chemo either,” said Simon.

WHERE TO WATCH