A terminal cancer patient is attributing his miraculous recovery to cannabis oil.
Doctors first told David Hibbitt, 33, from Staffordshire, England, his pain was being caused by hemorrhoids.
But in July 2012, Daily Mail reports, he was given a new diagnosis: stage-three bowel cancer.
The father of one underwent radiation therapy and chemotherapy before having his enlarged bowel removed.
Hibbitt, who works in advertising, was told he was cancer-free just before Christmas 2013 after another bout with chemotherapy.
He discovered a lump, however, just a month after regaining hope.
The cancer had spread to the lymph nodes in his groin.
In February 2014, Hibbitt was told by the doctors he had between 18 months and five years to live.
He told Daily Mail,
I felt like the chemo was killing me and I had nothing to lose. I couldn't accept I was going to die.
Hibbitt then decided to search the Internet for other options.
He soon found that one of the most hailed treatments was cannabis oil, which is made from chemicals contained in marijuana such as CBD and THC.
Marijuana is still illegal in Britain, but Hibbitt, who says he never indulged in drugs before, was lucky enough to know someone who made the oil.
He bought his first gram in July 2014 for $75 and decided to give up chemotherapy a month later.
Hibbitt said of the oil,
It gets your pretty high and knocks you for six, but it's nowhere near as bad as chemotherapy. The pain just seemed to disappear and it seems to have done the job.
The cancerous lymph nodes were removed a few months later in October, and by then, Hibbitt was fully committed to cannabis oil as his only treatment.
He took nothing but the resinous product for several months.
After an examination in January found no cancer in his body, Hibbitt, hopeful, said,
We never thought this would happen, it's great. Fingers crossed now I will grow old. I feel really good and I hope my story will help other people.
While a direct cure cannot be confirmed, the father of 5-year-old Ashton may very well be the first patient to be cancer-free after resorting to only using cannabis oil as treatment.
Cancer charity organization, Cancer Research UK, is in favor of clinical trials for cannabis oil but has yet to report any evidence it can actually help cure the disease.