A mum-of-two battling serious illness today reveals her belief that cannabis has kept her alive.
Sybil Lucas-Brewer, 60, of Lea, Preston, was told by doctors she was unlikely to live past 45 as she faced a range of medical conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome and asthma.
Conventional drugs gave Sybil horrendous side-effects and almost killed her – until she discovered cannabis was the only thing that brought her relief and allowed her to live her life. Sybil tells her story as the Evening Post launches its series, Cannabis: Medicine or Menace, looking at the debate surrounding cannabis and asking if it has genuine medical benefits.
As well as talking to patients who claim the drug has saved their life or brings them such relief they are willing to flout the law, we speak to medical, police and academic experts for their perspective and those against the legalisation of cannabis in any form.
Sybil said: “Doctors told me I’d be dead by 45 but I have just turned 60. I believe I owe my life to cannabis.”