A Change of View: "Cannabis Oil Saved My Mother’s Life"


My mother is 92 years old. In her forties she developed rheumatoid arthritis in her legs. She also has idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Then she got cancer. 

I look after my mother and this is her journey.

She has lived with me since she lost my father 13 years ago. When she was in her forties she developed rheumatoid arthritis in her legs and also swelling around her knees. In her sixties the arthritis went into her lungs and she was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Slowly her condition deteriorated and she had to go on oxygen. As the years went by her oxygen intake had to be raised from 2 to 3 litres. She was unable to walk a couple of yards without stopping to get her breath and would need to sit for 5 minutes before she was able to speak. Even if she caught a common cold she would have to take antibiotics as it would have weakened her enough to kill her. Because of the arthritis she fell over regularly, it was very worrying and she was always covered in bruises.


The medication she was on is as follows:-

Oxygen – 3 litres, 24 hrs a day

Mucodyne tablets (to keep her chest clear) – 2 tablets, 3 times a day

Furosemide (water retention) – 40 mg, twice a day

Spironolactone (water retention) – 25mg, once a day



2 years ago she was diagnosed with renal cancer. The news wasn’t good because the treatment the doctors wanted to perform was to remove her kidney but because of her lung condition she would not have survived the surgery. So all they had to offer was to wait for a severe episode of haematuria in order to perform an embolization.

My attitude to cannabis, I must admit, was not very good. I myself had never tried any sort of recreational drug and totally disapproved of my son smoking it.

But he finally wore me down and I gave my permission for him to grow some in the garden. He was always trying to educate me but I would have none of it and believed the propaganda of cannabis being a demon drug. He started to tell me about it being able to cure cancer and at first I didn’t believe him, but then he showed me the Rick Simpson story and I spoke to my mother about trying it. My mother knew she had a lump on her kidney but to this day is unaware that it is cancer. Even though she has never taken any drugs in her life my son, who was growing for himself, said she could have it to make the oil. By this time my mother was suffering from nausea so he suggested canna butter to help her.

1_cannabutterWe bought some cannabis and made the butter which helped her with the sickness. Then we started to notice the swelling in her legs start to go down and when the oxygen nurse called in to check her she was able to turn her oxygen level down to 2½ litres as her SPO (SpO2) had gone up. When she checked her fingers, which had been blue and flat for a long time, she commented on the fact they had started to turn pink and fill out again. I must admit that this amazed me as I didn’t believe that the cannabis would do anything for her lungs, although my son had said it might, because I knew that they had gone hard and scarred.We then noticed that she was talking to us as she walked and was able to walk without falling over. A month later I called the oxygen nurse in and by then my mother’s SPO had gone up again so she reduced the oxygen intake further to 2 litres.

canna-butterAfter being on canna butter for a couple of months we were finally able to harvest the cannabis and make the oil. Just after starting on the oil she had a bad haemorrhage and had to go into hospital, while she was there we were told that her SPO was so good that she no longer needed oxygen. That was last November and she hasn’t needed it since. She even manged to climb the stairs on 2 nights when the stair lift malfunctioned.

That wasn’t all, she didn’t need the mucodyne tablets or the water retention tablets anymore.

She was admitted to hospital in November because she had cut her fluid intake and become severely dehydrated, so much so that she was seeing things. Her hair was falling out, she was talking gobbledygook, she was haemorrhageing very heavily and was being sick every time she ate or drank anything. She didn’t really know what day it was and we worried that she would be put on the Liverpool care pathway. However the dehydration was treated, she was given tablets to stop the bleeding and allowed to come home.

We took her home after a week and then the long fight began, which is still on going. She had developed anorexia and had reflux too. She also had pain in her kidney region. My mother had a scan when she was first diagnosed with cancer which showed a 6 cm tumour on her right kidney. I’m not sure how much the tumours had grown between the first scan and the last, being the one and only MRI scan to date, performed in April this year. However the later MRI scan showed the tumour was in fact 10 cms and she also had a growth on her adrenal gland and yet another on the vein going from the kidney to the heart.

Elderly Oil

She had 3 severe haemorrhages from November to April, treated with tranexamic acid tablets. She also lost 4 stone in weight. Each time she has been discharged she has gone straight back on the oil, a gram a day, which has been supplied by some wonderful guys and since the last bad haemorrhage in April the bleeding has started to subside.

The guys also talked me into starting an indoor grow, which I would have been horrified about before learning that the herb isn’t the evil plant that we had been led to believe by the papers and government.

She is now taking no pharmaceuticals, she is pain free and has started to gain weight. The doctors keep offering palliative care, which is end of life care, but she now gets herself out of bed, washes and dresses herself and comes downstairs unaided. She also takes herself up to bed and undresses herself. To add to this she also enjoys days out every week and has not long returned from a short holiday. Far from being at the end of her life!

The cannabis has given back her quality of life.

She has just been for another scan and we are waiting for the results but the Radiographer told me that the tumour appeared to be smaller than in the previous scan, so we have a lot of hope now.

Elderly Oil 2

Without cannabis and the help from the cannabis community my mum would be dead by now, but this wasn’t about prolonging her life. Seeing someone unable to eat, struggling to breathe, in pain and losing blood is not something I would wish on anyone. This herb will allow her to die with dignity when the time comes. My attitude to cannabis has changed during the past year. I have read up on its history and the government is the ‘evil one’ for withholding this miraculous little plant from people who really need it. I now spread the word on all the benefits of cannabis to anyone who will listen.

Thank you to the Birmingham Cannabis Club member for sharing this very personal and positive life changing story about medical cannabis, not to mention her grandson for being persistent in telling the truth about cannabis. It has helped save her mother’s life. Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below and if you have a story that you want to share get in touch with us at info@1f5.f6e.myftpupload.com.


25 thoughts on “A Change of View: "Cannabis Oil Saved My Mother’s Life"

    1. Hello Ben,
      Thanks for replying. Are you saying the email address is legitimate? I can get real rick simpson oil from this address? It is very difficult to determine who is legit and who is not. I am glad to read your wife was cured from using this oil. I too am suffering from cancer and cannot get this oil legally where I live. Any more info you can offer me would be appreciated.

      1. yes that is were i buy the oil that i used to cure my wife cancer him can help you just put your mind on him,it will work

  1. Warm appreciation to Dr. sebi for curing my Breast cancer with cannabis oil. I really appreciate your help in bring back my lost life with the help of his high quality Cannabis Oil, i am so grateful to you Dr for all the love and concern that you showed me and i would keep on giving my testimony about your Cannabis oil and how is cures Cancer within 90 days of treatment. it just like a Miracle that has happened to me with full recovery from cancer and i am free from Cancer. Thanks be to God Almighty for sending you my way Dr, i hope and know that you would keep on putting smiles on world at large with this great medication. email: info.drsebiscellfood@gmail.com for all solution to cancer and other diseases. Thos facing health challenges should go for cannabis oil to ensure the absolute cure of all kinds of cancerous diseases. For hopes and help, kindly contact Dr.sebi for full knowledge about the medication and Services to you. Dr. email: info.drsebiscellfood@gmail.com for all solution to cancer and other diseases.

  2. This person is a scammer, do not send email or money to this address. It’s not Rick Simpson, he doesn’t (and never has) sold oil. This is a SCAM.

  3. I wish the southeast US would come to terms with the medicinal values of cannabis as a whole plant AND an extract. As somebody who’s been diagnosed with MDD(Major Depression Disorder) and GAD(General Anxiety Disorder) as well as PTSD, that has been getting worse with time, resulting in anxiety attacks that leave me in the hospital and depression so bad I get suicidal, this plant is a godsend. Flashbacks and episodes from the PTSD all but stopped, anxiety attacks are instantly relieved, depression becomes tolerable and the physical pain associated with recovering from my anxiety attacks and the pain from my depression all relieved.

  4. I would like to see the day when medical cannabis patients can come out of the closet. I’m an MMJ patient and I know of many, many others who have experienced amazing changes in our health (all for the better) when we added cannabis to our health treatment regimes. But we are vilified by legislators and prayed over by others. We worry about losing our jobs and some have to worry about losing custody of their kids. We’ve been dismissed by our families and friends who disapprove and they lecture us on “addiction”.

    The problem is that the media obsesses over stoners and recreational use. Medicinal users are tainted with the same brush, only because we use the same lingo and a lot of the same tools that were created for recreational users. I would like the world to see that MMJ patients wear suits, we go to our jobs, we pay our mortgages. MMJ patients are managers, and supervisors, and VPs, COOs. We work in every industry; at every level, but we keep our mouths shut when someone at a corporate even starts in on the evils of medical marijuana and the slippery slope….. MMJ Patients are Good People.

  5. My mother died January 14, 2013 from basically the same ailments as listed in the article, she was also on the same medications. She was only 72 years old and we were told that these chemicals were our only hope. Not much hope, that. I certainly wish I had read about this a few years ago, I would have risked jail time in the USA (where I live) to treat my mother. This needs to change, soon.

  6. What a beautiful story involving three generations! thank you for sharing. Lets push for legalization in europe too, everybody should be able to benefit and have control over his/her own medicin. i would also love to see industrial hemp coming back, big time to tackle some of our environmetal issues. and young scientists, come on there is a field waiting to be explored!

  7. crucial to add to this her recent scan has shown near a cm reduction in the kidney cancer , this was scanned 6-8 weeks ago they will be rebooking a scan in a months time

  8. I don’t know about over there, but here in the states, William Randolph Hearst ran a smear campaign against grass back in the 1930’s to protect his interests in the timber industry. marijuana plants were poised to replace timber as a cheap paper substitute and he didn’t wasn’t about to have any of that. so, since he was so overly wealthy, he got his way, common beverages and over the counter medicines used to have hardcore drugs in them. coca-cola and pepsi had cocaine in it, Bayer cough syrup had heroin in it. those two drugs were outlawed by racial prejudice. they said the “heathen chinese” were giving opium to white women in order to sleep with them, the “crazed negroes on cocaine” were giving it to white women in order to sleep with them. so Hearst jumped on that bandwagon and said the “dirty mexicans” were giving grass to white women in order to sleep with them. and back in the day when all the whites in america were scared of non whites because they all had superpowers, don’t ya know. wink, wink…voodoo, santeria, etc., they fell for the hype. I can see cocaine and opiates being outlawed, but grass is just a natural plant. I don’t smoke it, even though it’s legal for recreational use in our state. I tried it when I was a teenager and it made me really nauseous and made me vomit, so I never did it again. I have nothing against it at all. it’s safer than alcohol and that is legal everywhere even though it causes thousands of deaths every year from car crashes to chronic liver disease and kidney failure, to name a few.

  9. Great news.I hope your mam is in good health.story’s like this should be educated to people who think it’s a dangerous drug.the only danger the government see is this live saving plant,will get rid of most of the big drug companys who want us to shovel there dangerous pills down are necks.it’s all about money,

  10. In the bible it says that God has given us everything we need to be healthy.(but not in those words). This is a great example of this. God is good.

  11. What a great story ? I am hearing more and more success stories every day.I can not think of a more beneficial plant on earth than cannabis.
    God bless and thank you for sharing 🙂

  12. frikking awesome this story ,i always somehow find the story’s where the person has never come across this wonderful god giving me even more determination to fight these unjust laws.No man or woman on this earth should have the right to withhold proven medicine’s from a needing person imo its a disgrace how they get away with it and have been doing so for so long hiding the truth from everyone and letting people die in the process.This man says in the article ”Without cannabis and the help from the cannabis community my mum would be dead by now” we all know this has happened in the past in thousands of cases of people who either did not know of the benefits it could provide to them or did not want to use it due to years of reefer madness.If all these years spent trying to warn people of the dangers of this drug were put into years of hard real scientific research and learning the people about this and letting them know of the real facts the world would not be in the state it is today ,we all need to try to tell as many people as possible on the real truth and facts on cannabis and let them make there own mind up from proven facts and ofc again this comes down to prohibition as john says it hinders the scientists and the doctors from accessing it easily as they need to to discover it’s uses,which is just wrong.

  13. Great story of cannabis helping yet another person who has had to break the law in order to be well and survive. There seems to be no boundaries in terms of the medical conditions this plant can treat. At the moment we only no half of the tale as well, just the stories coming in from people like this. The ludicrous prohibition of cannabis use- hinders the scientists and the doctors from accessing it easily as they need to to discover it’s uses..

  14. Great to hear that someone else is
    benefiting from cannabis it’s just such a shame that we have wasted 70 years doing
    prohibition instead of research because of greedy politicians lies and bigotry

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