Grandfather, 63, claims he cured his cancer with 'Breaking Bad' style homemade CANNABIS OIL.
Grandfather, 63, claims he cured his cancer with 'Breaking Bad' style homemade CANNABIS OIL
- Tests late last year revealed Mike Cutler had cancerous cells in his liver
- Worried he might die, he took to the internet to search for a cure
- Discovered cannabis oil - and bought some of the drug to make his own
- Claims his excruciating pain disappeared three days after taking the potion
- And that tests a few months later showed the cancer cells had gone
- Research currently underway into whether cannabis can help treat cancer
Desperate to survive, he began to look online - and found a YouTube video which described the use of cannabis oil as a cure.
He claims that just three days after taking the class B drug, his excruciating pain disappeared.
In May this year, the grandfather-of-nine went for a biopsy at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
To his relief, doctors told him the new cancerous cells had vanished.
A spokeswoman for the Royal Free Hospital confirmed Mr Cutler had not received any cancer treatment since his transplant in November 2009.
Mr Cutler, a retired builder from Hastings, East Sussex, said: 'Finding out I could die was terrible.
'All I had in those dark days was my laptop, and that's when I began searching for something else that could help me - I couldn't accept I was going to die.
'When I found out I was cured I was just completely shocked. I'm a normal family man, not a druggie. I had a serious illness and this helped.'
He started taking cannabis after watching a video online about how it could help cure the disease.
After purchasing the drug through a dealer, he began to cultivate his own tablets from the oil, taking one capsule a day.
When his symptoms disappeared after three days, he began growing his own cannabis plant to keep up a steady supply of the medication.
Mr Cutler was one of the speakers at an event last week about the medical use of cannabis - along with Professor David Nutt and MP Caroline Lucas at Brighton Community Centre.
He is now campaigning for changes in the law to allow the oil and other forms of cannabis to be legally used medicinally to treat other people.
Research published last week by scientists at the University of East Anglia found the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis - Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC - has been shown to help combat the growth of cancerous cells.
Dr Kat Arney, Cancer Research UK's science communications manager, said: 'These experiments were done using cancer cells grown in the lab or in mice and the results help to unpick the details of how cannabinoids affect cancer cells at a molecular level.
'This could potentially lead to more effective treatments for cancer in the future, but there's still no good data from clinical trials to show that cannabis or cannabinoids can safely and effectively treat cancer in patients at the moment.'
Cannabinoids help to control brain and nerve activity, energy metabolism, heart function, the immune system and even reproduction.
As a result, a number of charities have intensified their research into the use of cannabis as a medical drug.