Discussing the amazing results the cannabis had on her cancer, Lin said:
“I was diagnosed on June 28 (2017) and obviously, it was a major shock.
“I did some reading in the days that followed and saw there were reports that cannabis oil, which is available as a food supplement, could have beneficial effects so I decided I had nothing to lose.
“By July 24 I could not feel the tumour, before it had felt hard.
“With my chemotherapy due to start on August 23, I asked if I could have another scan but the hospital said no, so my GP suggested I had it done privately which I did on August 21.
“The doctor at the Nuffield Hospital was staggered when he saw the tumour had shrunk from 33mm to 11mm and my lymph nodes had gone from 25mm to 10mm.
“He did a mammogram and saw the whole density had changed which was amazing news, so as it was shrinking so dramatically I spoke to my consultant and deferred the chemotherapy.
“I am still taking the cannabis oil and the tumour is still shrinking and is now down to 7mm with no medical treatment and the lymph nodes are down to 4mm.
“The clinician at the Royal Derby said I should still have chemotherapy but I said I didn’t want to as things were moving in the right direction. I asked my consultant if he would still be happy to monitor me and he said he would.
Chart outlining which medical conditions could be potentially treated with cannabinoids
“Going public with this was a big decision but I do not feel I can morally keep this to myself any longer.
“I cannot say cannabis oil will work for anyone else but my experience would seem to show it is worth trying.
“I feel people have nothing to lose especially if they are waiting for chemotherapy.”
CBD is currently classified as a “food supplement,” and is available for private purchase. Lin purchased her CBD oil from a private company, as the treatment is not currently available on the NHS (except in rare cases, such as Billy Cadwell’s).
The grandmother claims a £39 bottle will last her 10 days.