Mum says cannabis could cure her cancer


A SCOTS woman battling terminal cancer wants to travel to the Netherlands to receive controversial new treatment with cannabis in a last ditch attempt to cure herself.

Margo Morrison, 63, was diagnosed with lung cancer and secondary liver cancer this time last year after being treated for a chest infection.

However after a fall three weeks ago, doctors discovered a 3.5cm tumour in the Dunfermline woman’s brain and said that there was now nothing that they could do to cure her – only prolong her life as best they could.


Margo wants to go to Amsterdam to receive life-saving hemp oil treatment


But 39-year-old daughter Alana, who acts as Margo’s carer and also runs the family hotel, thinks that the unorthodox drug treatment of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the only thing that can save her dying mum after being let down by the NHS.

Even dad Alan, 63, and brother Brent, 34, who were completely against the use of drugs “no matter how good a reason”, have had a complete change of heart and are doing what they can to get to Amsterdam.

Alana said: “We don’t know how long mum’s got left. All we know is we have to act as fast as possible.

“The treatment involves hemp oil that’s derived from cannabis and is therefore illegal in the UK.

“But I want to take her on a 90-day course of treatment at a medical marijuana pharmacy in Amsterdam.

“My brother and father were against drugs no matter how good a reason have had a 180 degree change after reading the research on it – now they fully support mum and will do whatever it takes to get her on this treatment.”



The treatment has been pioneered by scientists from Harvard who treated lung cancer in mice who found that the introduction of hemp oil killed cancer cells as the body’s natural chemical receptors reacted to the treatment.

When the oil from a cannabis plant is heated up and placed in things like cookies or marijuana cigarettes then it is said to be psychoactive – this is what gives the user the ‘stoned’ feeling.

But if the oil is used straight from the plant then it has significant natural healing effects – as was seen in the mice trials and with other humans around the world.

The THC treatment that Margo is signing up for already has several success stories of people who have been able to not just cure cancer symptoms – but eradicate the disease completely.

It was also reported last year that a young US boy’s brain tumour had been “cured” after his father secretly gave him cannabis oil through his feeding tube.

Alana added: ”It is completely non-toxic and 100% natural plant extract and prescribed by real physicians. I’m borrowing a caravan but reckon we need to raise around £8,500.

“Under the circumstances I need to organise this fairly quickly and I am hoping that people might be able to contribute to our cause.”



A Horizon documentary even suggested that it was this natural digestion and reception to cannabis thousands of years ago that allowed humans to use tools and learn linguistic skills.

However, Cancer Research UK points out that there is “no robust scientific evidence” to show that cannabis or cannabis oil can successfully treat cancer.

It has also dismissed internet claims that the pharmaceutical industry deliberately suppressed natural remedies to ensure prescribed drugs’ profits remained high.

But Alana thinks that the level of care available to cancer patients is “ridiculous”.

She said: “My mum was completely mucked about.

“She was transferred from ward to ward for over 25 hours, doctors lost her medication cards, she was left without pain relief and no one checked in on her for over four hours.

“How can it be that the current level of chemotherapy available to cancer patients is the same that was seen in 1974? It’s ridiculous.

“Doctors and even (cancer charity) Macmillan will tell you that the hemp oil treatment of cancer doesn’t work – but it’s only to keep doctors in jobs.

“They see it as being more financially responsible and cheaper to maintain people’s level of sickness rather than fork out the cash to cure them.

“Everyone on the cancer care forums talk about amazing the response is to cannabis treatment.

“When we come back from Amsterdam, we will be campaigning for the legalisation of hemp oil to be used in medicinal cases – it’s ludicrous that it’s not getting used if there’s case studies where it works.”


“Little doubt”

American medical marijuana champion Dr Lester Grinspoon, who is associate professor emeritus of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, said:

”There is little doubt that cannabis now may play some non-curative roles in the treatment of this disease (or diseases) because it is often useful to cancer patients who suffer from nausea, anorexia depression, anxiety, pain and insomnia.

”However, while there is growing evidence from animal studies that it may shrink tumour cells and cause other promising salutary effects in some cancers, there is no present evidence that it cures any of the many different types of cancer.

”I think the day will come when it or some cannabinoid derivatives will be demonstrated to have cancer curative powers, but in the meantime, we must be very cautious about what we promise these patients.”

Another medicinal form of cannabis, sativex , is used to treat multiple sclerosis.

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  1. Quite ironic that cannabis could save Margo’s life yet the prohibition of cannabis in the UK could be responsible for her death,

    ” An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law”

    Get well soon Margo

  2. The best of luck to you all, this miracle plant can do hit that, perform miracles! Shame on the UK for not accepting the scientific evidence that is so readily available!

  3. No offence to Professor Grindspoon, but he’s a psychiatrist and not an oncologist or research scientist. There is a wealth of evidence to support cannabis obliterating cancerous tumours, evidence that stretches back almost half a century if you took the time to look. While I appreciate what CLEAR does, they are wrong about cannabis not being beneficial for the treatment of cancer.

    Would you ask an oncologist to diagnose a mental illness? No of course not. So why would someone whose business is mental illness, be qualified to discuss the capabilities as cannabis as a useful treatment for cancer?

    No offence, but CLEAR are making themselves look like part of the problem by continually wheeling out the OPINION of one psychiatrist. Check the various peer-reviewed papers on cannabis as a successful treatment for cancer and you’ll get a better picture.

    Why CLEAR has a bee in their bonnet about this and why they continually use the OPINIONS of one psychiatrist makes you wonder if they have a hidden agenda.

    • Many really powerful and rich people have died of cancer. Why didn’t they try the cannabis oil? All that blame onto governments and the rich would be justified if they would use some other means to cure themselves, but they too use chemo. Why can’t we say all this cannabis craze is promoted by people who have an interest in marijuana? It would make sense.

    • Dr. Lester Grinspoon is a supporter of Medical Cannabis because he has used it for his son during chemotherapy, and he saw the fabulous results.

      And he notes a proven FACT that nobody has ever died from the use of Cannabis in all history. What drug can say that? You can die from an overdose of coffee, aspirin, tylenol, etc – these are all things that are readily available to the general public.

  4. GO MARGO!!!!….i hope it works for you and you prove the doubters wrong!!!!…best of luck in your endevours and prayers sent for health and healing!!!

  5. cannabis and it’s derivatives appear to be curing tumours around the world. And we wonder why it’s illegal?

    cannabis has the potential to end our dependency on fossil fuels. We ponder why it is illegal

    Cannabis is carbon positive when used for paper and fabric. yet we still question it’s illegality

    Cannabis is 3000 times safer than alcohol and we wonder why it’s illegal?

    Cannabis is illegal because of all these reasons and it has nothing what so ever to with public health

  6. rick Simpson Oil aka cannabis oil, does indeed kill cancer, THEY have KNOWN for OVER 35 YEARS too !!!

  7. I would love to speak to Margo I am 43 and in a similar situation n trust me until your faced with the thought of dying and leaving your loved ones you can never understand how desperate you become. I have myself looked into the cannabis oil and the more I read the more convinced I am. There is a stigma attatched to this drug because some people take it to get high,but what about it’s amazing medicinal value. Pharmaceutical company’s make hundreds of thousands of pounds profit on chemo and radiotherapy drugs so they would never patent this drug which is ridiculous because in my opinion people are dying needlesley.. Anyone not convinced should google Rick Simpson he has cured people with the oil for no profit yet all the medical professionals and people he cured who wanted to stand up and give their evidence were not allowed to give evidence at his court hearing and was was found guilty of possession of cannabis and extradited from the USA. This man has saved lives, it’s all about money which I find atrocious!!!

  8. Cannabis cured my house cat of Cancer. Squamous Cell Carcinoma. He is 14 years old, my vet diagnosed it in person, and said to put him down because it was a fast killer. Instead, I fed him the Cannabis Oil and took him back to the vet exactly one week later. The tumour was almost gone! It started out the size of a bit more than a Toonie and in one week was reduced to less than the size of a dime! The ONLY treatment he received was my supportive therapy (I had to feed him, as he wouldn’t eat, due to the blockage) and pure, organic Cannabis Oil. ZERO other medications. After a week and a half, I stopped the oil, and he is healthier now than he ever was.

  9. Don’t forget to eat the right foods as well – stay well away from ALL dairy produce, sugars and un-natural fats. I look forward to your news of no cancer.

  10. Go on Margo ! My mom had a collorectal cancer. Her chance to survive was really poor. Chemo practically killed her in 2 weeks. I gave her my weed and bought a volcano machine (vaporizer). The results were totally amazing !
    now she is cancer free ! I can’t tell it in France because in our law it is an offence to tell good things about drugs and for them cannabis is a drug. France is the bigpharma and wine country so cannabis is a big competitor .

  11. Check out the pantent on google owned by the US Government for the cure to cancer… Its so obvious its been supressed to the public because the treatments that the pharmaceutical companies make gains them Billions of pounds every month.. I’m being tested for Cancer at the moment. If I have got it I will not try Radiotherapy, Chemo etc first, A trip to Amsterdam will be the first thing on my agenda..

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