A defiant woman has revealed how she ‘cured’ her terminal cancer with cannabis oil.
Joy Smith was given just six weeks to live but is now in remission after taking illegal cannabis tablets alongside chemotherapy treatment.
The cancer survivor says she’ll continue to break the law and is campaigning for cannabis oil to be legalised for medicinal purposes.
She was joined on the This Morning sofa by Research Consultant Matthew Atha, who spoke about the ‘conspiracy theory’ that explains why cannabis oil is still illegal.
Joy was diagnosed in July 2016 with ovarian cancer, then in August 2017 she was given six weeks to live after being diagnosed with stomach and bowel cancer.
She explained how friends researched using cannabis oil, containing the nutritional supplement cannabidiol, as a treatment.
Joy took the cannabis tablets alongside her chemotherapy treatment as she ticked things off her bucket list and prepared for her demise, but now almost two years on Joy calls herself ‘a walking miracle’.
Cannabis oil is derived from cannabis and is legal in the UK – however, Joy’s treatment also contains THC, which is illegal.
She said: “It’s the THC which eats the cancer. I don’t know why they won’t legalise it wen it’s fine in other countries. people are worse when they’re drunk.
“I was giggly I wasn’t aggressive. When you have a drink people get aggressive and fight. This has never made me aggressive. Just tired and giggly.”
Joy showed off the 5ml syringes containing the cannabis oil that cost £250 and last for five to six months.
Speaking about the doctor’s reaction to the “astounding results”, she said: “I think they’re amazed. I know they’re not allowed to discuss the oil. There are a few doctors there that agree with the oil but off the record.”
On whether she feared breaking the law, she added: “Not at all – it’s my life. When your backs against the wall and you get told your got six weeks to live you’ll try anything. I’ll have to continue to use it as my cancer could come back.”
Research Consultant Matthew Atha said there is evidence that cannabis can cure cancer, but we don’t know all the facts yet without clinical trials taking place.
He said: “If you’ve got a mind for conspiracy theories then people accuse big brother of begin opposed as it eats into profits.
“It causes the cancer cells to commit suicide. It also prevents or reduces the level of blood supply to tumours so it shrivels.
“Can I just say it doesn’t work for all cancers and all individuals. It will have different effects and different people have different susceptibilities.”
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