Joy Smith was given just six weeks to live but is now in remission after taking illegal cannabis tablets alongside chemotherapy treatment.
Joy Smith was sceptical about the drug – but decided to try it when doctors told her she had just six weeks to live. Joy was unaware that her friends had been researching an alternative cure until she was handed a tablet by one of them in hospital. Joy said: “She said: ‘Open your mouth.’ I didn’t want to take it at first, I didn’t know what it was.
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.
Smith claims that doses of cannabis oil containing THC – illegal in the UK – destroyed inoperable tumours, and that doctors were ‘amazed’. Doctors had given her six weeks to live when she tried the cannabis oil, after she had to stop chemotherapy when she developed sepsis. Joy, 52, said, ‘When you’re told you have six weeks to live you’ll try anything, trust me. ‘I was a bit sceptical about the oil at first as I’d never taken drugs or anything like that – but I know I would not be here today without it. I want to tell everybody. ‘Cannabis oil should be legalised for medical purposes – people are dying and the chemotherapy isn’t curing them.’ A friend offered her a capsule containing cannabis oil. (Picture: Joy Smith/BPM Media) Joy said, ‘She said ‘open your mouth’. Afterwards I felt drunk, all the nurses were looking at me and I was trying to act normal. I couldn’t speak, my words just slurred ou It was while she was bed-bound feeling the effects of the drug that she entered a competition resulting in a life-changing win/ ‘I would have been stoned in bed and I entered an ITV competition, it must have been a text to win one. ‘I went to Spain for a scan to see if they could pick up where the cancer had started because the doctors here couldn’t tell me. Cannabis oil Bloomberg Finance LP ‘I’d just got back from the trip when Loose Women phoned me to tell me I’d won £84,000 – I thought they were winding me up!’ Joy was told by doctors last August that she was ‘the luckiest woman in the world’ after seeing her scans a year on from her diagnosis.
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.