A woman claims cannabis oil has ‘cured’ her terminal cancer.
Joy Smith, 52, from Coventry, was given just six weeks to live after being diagnosed with inoperable stomach and bowel cancer in August 2016.
Desperate for a solution, Ms Smith reluctantly took cannabis-based tablets, alongside chemotherapy, after reading about a cancer patient in the US who went into remission after producing her own marijuana oil.
Nearly two years on, doctors, who described Ms Smith as ‘the luckiest woman in the world’, are baffled as her scans show just a small amount of the disease is left in her stomach, which she is confident will disappear with continued cannabis use.
As well as approaching a miracle remission, Ms Smith has also recently won £84,000 after entering a TV competition while ‘under the influence’ of cannabis oil.
She is speaking out to encourage cannabis’ legislation for medical use, saying: ‘I’m a walking miracle. The doctors call me Wonder Woman.
‘Cannabis oil should be legalised for medical purposes – people are dying and chemotherapy isn’t curing them.’
Ms Smith takes the nutritional supplement cannabidiol, which is derived from cannabis and is legal in the UK, however, her treatment also contains THC, which is what makes users ‘high’ and is not permitted.
She is believed to buy the oil illegally online.
Joy Smith (believed to be pictured before) claims she ‘cured’ her cancer with cannabis oil
Ms Smith was given just six weeks to live after being diagnosed with cancer in August 2016
Her friends (pictured) persuaded her to take cannabis tablets alongside her chemotherapy