VIDEO: Councilman Rosendahl Announces His Cancer is in Remission

The Westside city councilman attributes medical marijuana as the key to his survival.

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."

Laura Tompkins May 03, 2013 at 08:42 AM
That and more. Sounds like you could really use some.
Heidi Joy Hameed May 03, 2013 at 05:54 PM
No offense but have you ever had cancer? Have you ever lived what he lived? It's not FOR us to judge whether it's credible or not. Unless we walk in someone else's shoes, we can not possibly make that call.
Heidi Joy Hameed May 03, 2013 at 05:54 PM
Check out Run from the Cure by Rick Simpson. Hash Oil.
Chachi mccool July 09, 2013 at 07:29 PM
It's not just providing an appetite or sense of humor. It actually stimulates and activates naturally produced receptors. This plant does so much more than get people high. It's sad to see such ignorance still in 2013. The majority of qualities the plant holds aren't from thc. So many people are brain washed by media and many other forms of false information. Open your eyes people. The future is coming whether you like it or not. Our founding fathers knew this but corporations and greed destroyed its momentum in the 50's. crude oil anyone?? Plastics?? Instead of using a full on renewable energy resource we chose $5 a gallon at the pumps because of greed and that same greed by pharma companies and the like has stifled research and killed millions of people because we don't want to accept the reality. God put this miracle plant here for us to use but most of us are too stupid to accept it. Do you think chemo works?? Do you think any of the other so called cures work? Our death rate speaks volumes. Why not study a new way? Especially one that's damn near smacking us in the face. I'll be the first to say I'm wrong if science proves otherwise but it won't. You'll remember this post years down the road when the news headlines are "cancer cured by that evil devil weed". And you'll really remember it when one of your loved ones cancer goes into remission like my fathers did. Took me months and chemo to get him to try it....guess who's in remission? If you think a little food and a laugh cured him then uhm wow. I feel very sorry for you :(
Laura Tompkins July 09, 2013 at 07:49 PM
Wow. Judgmental and defensive much? Most of the people commenting here are in agreement with you Chachi. Lighten up Francis. Remember your post here? Yeah, but not for the reasons you seem to believe. Save your 'sorry' for yourself. Jeez. Hit the vaporizer asap dude.


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