Medicinal cannabis: Doctors to learn how to prescribe drug at Melbourne course – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Brisbane man Michael Stoopman is a cancer survivor who believes the benefits of medicinal cannabis go way beyond palliative care.

Last year he had a large ulcerating tumour eating into his carotid artery in his neck that threatened his life.

Ulcerating tumours rarely heal and doctors told him little could be done other than managing his symptoms. So he started taking cannabis oil.

“Even though I’d been told by over 28 oncologists altogether and four other doctors that there’s no coming back from a tumour that size, it stopped growing,” Mr Stoopman said.

“Then one month later the whole wound closed up.”

Within six months of starting cannabis treatment he was declared cancer free.

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