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Trial of cannabis pain drug to bring sufferers ‘back to the light’

When the pain from his cancer got too great and the pain medication made him argumentative and fuzzy, Kevin Jocumsen told his wife he was planning to walk in front of a bus.

His family intervened and just a few weeks later he was part of a clinical trial for a cannabis-derived treatment that would go on to completely change his quality of life.

Kevin Jocumsen with wife Leeanne. Mr Jocumsen was diagnosed with prostate cancer 13 years ago and doctors believed they had tackled it with surgery, but it returned eight years later.

This time the treatment only managed to keep the cancer at bay, and the 66-year-old was forced to go on strong pain medication on an ongoing basis.