When David Hibbitt, 33-year-old, from Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England, was given only 18 more months to live, he managed to find the miracle that saved his life and helped him enjoy a new beginning with his new bride.
After going through the negative side-effects of conventional treatments that failed to improve his condition, David decided to give cannabis oil a try. He purchased it from a local dealer for £50 ($80) a gram.
“ Friends had told me about cannabis oil and I dismissed it at first. I’ve never been into meds. I felt like the chemo was killing me and I had nothing to lose. I could not really accept I was going to die” explains David.
After undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy and having his large bowel surgically removed in March 2013, there were still no signs of improvement.
But, cannabis showed impressive effects and now he is planning a future together with his partner of six years, Heather Martin, 26.
Besides being aware that many cancer patients treat themselves with cannabis extracts, The Cancer Research UK still doesn’t acknowledge these cases as relevant evidences as they aren’t clinical trials that will prove that cannabis is safe and effective cancer treatment.
Nonetheless, the charity supports clinical trials to study the use of cannabis and a synthetic cannabinoid in the treatments of cancer.