Cancer patient: ‘I had to become an outlaw or die’


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Midstate man diagnosed with a terminal cancer says he was faced with a tough choice: break the law or die.

He chose to break the law.

ABC 27 is not identifying him. He says he was diagnosed with a rare cancer and given a two-percent chance of survival. While he decided to move forward with chemotherapy to give him more time with his family, he says he was presented with another option after the cancer spread to his lungs and liver.

“One of my doctors had suggested medical marijuana,” he said. “I was a skeptic. No way is this stuff going to work. It is all hype. It is all for the potheads.”

His wife started making marijuana oil for him. For almost three months he has been eating the oil containing THC daily and sometimes vaporizing it.

“I definitely guess I would be high, but if I was on morphine, which is what I had to be on before, I would not be talking to you. I would be on the couch drooling,” he said. “With this oil I am completely off pharmaceuticals and I can function. I can get up in the morning and make myself breakfast and walk my dogs. So, I think this is a lot better than sitting on the couch drooling.”

He says he was even more convinced the oil was working when he received his most recent CAT scan results.

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