Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl said Thursday that his cancer is in remission, announcing on his YouTube channel that medical marijuana played a critical role in his survival.
Rosendahl, who steps down June 30 after eight years in office, released a video saying he went through “five months of hell” and had been told initially he would not live past last November's election. Doctors diagnosed Rosendahl with Stage 4 cancer of the ureter in his pelvic area last year.
Seated at a desk in the video, Rosendahl thanked his supporters for sending him food and prayers and credited medical marijuana as a pivotal part of his recovery.
"I was able to get six hours of sleep a night uninterrupted with no pain," he said. "That came from the medical marijuana. Without it, I would not be alive today."