Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl announced Thursday that his oncologist, Dr. Melani Shaum, revealed that his cancer is in remission.
Rosendahl, who represents District 11, posted this YouTube video to tell his constituents of the great news.
He attributes using medical marijuana as a key component to his battle against ureter cancer, and criticizes the prescription drugs he took prior to entering his weed regimen. Medical marijuana dispensaries from Venice and West L.A. came forward to help the politician.
"Going forward, encouraging marijuana use versus the other drugs that are more toxic is the direction we were going," he said about suggestions from his doctor at St. John's Health Center. Rosendahl said he was already using medical marijuana for neuropathy in his feet.
"I wasn't too sure if I was going to make it at all," he said. "Then about eight weeks ago, dramatic change began to happen to me. My arms, my legs, my feet, my brain got stronger and stronger. I was able to get six hours of sleep a night, uninterrupted, with no pain. That came from the medical marijuana."
Rosendahl said he's looking forward to his next chapter in life on July 1, his first day out of office.
"We're going to continue to make this world a better place," said Rosendahl from his desk at City Hall. "I have the strength to go forward and do it again."