A woman in Coventry, England has claimed she cured her terminal cancer with cannabis oil. Joy Smith, 52, was given just six weeks to live after being diagnosed with inoperable stomach and bowel cancer in August 2016.
Smith, in dire need of a medicine that would work, resorted to taking cannabis-based tablets, alongside chemotherapy. She made the decision after reading about a patient in the US who went into remission after producing her own cannabis oil and medicating with it.
Smith has now been labeled, ‘the luckiest woman in the world’ and doctors are baffled as to how her condition has improved so drastically. Her scans show that just a small amount of the disease is left in her stomach. Smith is confident that, with continued cannabis use, all of the disease with eventually disappear.
Smith takes cannabidiol, which is legal in the UK. CBD was legalized in the UK in 2016, after government advisors admitted that the compound has a “restoring, correcting or modifying” effect. However, obtaining CBD in the UK is not as easy as one might think. Suppliers have to obtain a license to sell it as medicine, however, some manufacturers choose to market and sell CBD as a food supplement, thus avoiding the licensing process altogether.Cannabis oil, which often contains small amounts of THC remains highly illegal in the UK.
Smith’s treatment reportedly contains THC as well as CBD. It is, therefore, believed she buys her treatment illegally online.
‘Wonder Woman’, as she is being referred to as, is advocating for the legalization of cannabis in the UK, citing her own miraculous recovery as proof of its healing power.
“I’m a walking miracle,” she said. “The doctors call me Wonder Woman. Cannabis oil should be legalized for medical purposes – people are dying and chemotherapy isn’t curing them.”
Joy Smith was skeptical at first, but after reading about other people who had been cured online, she decided to go ahead and try CBD.
“I was taking it on and off,” she said. “But when I’d been having it three-to-five times a week, the scans were getting better and then when I stopped taking it the scans showed no change”
Being cured by cannabis seems to be only the beginning for Joy. She recently entered a competition after taking her treatment. Much to her surprise, Joy recently found out she won £84,000 after winning the contest.
“The money doesn’t even feel real at the moment, it’s just so surreal. It’s been a whirlwind.”