Cure Skin Cancer in 30 Days with Cannabis


Dawn Darington is a pioneer in the medical cannabis community. She has spent the last couple of decades dedicated to the Washington State medical movement, healing a multitude of patients with cannabis. With the medical marijuana system on the rocks in Washington State, Dawn’s primary mission now is education.  

A couple of months ago, as I was shuffling through education panels during CannaCon in Seattle, I heard a panelist make a claim that instantly grabbed my attention among all the loud, distracting vendors. “I can cure skin cancer with cannabis in 30 days.” This intrigued me so much that I began a journey to track the panelist down. Luckily, a short chase led me to the cannabis freedom fighter, also known as Dawn Darington. Dawn has always been a passionate voice and friendly face in Seattle’s tight-knit cannabis community, and I actually interviewed her for an in-depth patient profile a couple of years ago for my book, As The Grass Grows. When I reached out to see if she would be willing to share her regimen for healing skin cancer with, she was enthusiastic to share this information and educate people in need all over the world. I sat down and talked with Dawn after a Seattle Cannabis Alliance meeting, and she walked me through How to Cure Skin Cancer in 30 days or less…

shutterstock_204892315Skin cancer effects over 3.5 million people in the U.S. alone. It’s a stealthy cancer that may not have noticeable symptoms until it has developed into a more serious problem. If you are diagnosed with skin cancer, current western treatment gives you an expensive choice between surgery or radiation. What kind of decision is that? With medical marijuana legal in almost half of the United States, we now have more access than ever to treat skin cancer in a completely natural and healthy way.

First, Dawn wanted to make it clear that she’s not a doctor. This regimen is based only on what she has personally experienced by treating medical marijuana patients through her safe access point, Choice Wellness. She also wanted to make it clear for this article that she can’t help you get cannabis or cannabis oil, but “if you can get your hands on it, I will teach out what you need to do for your situation.”

shutterstock_372124531There are two types of cannabis oil you can use to treat skin cancer, and both can be made at home. Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) is a hot-search topic and if you scroll through Youtube, you’ll see several claims that it has cured some severe cases of skin cancer. However, RSO is traditionally made with isopropyl alcohol, or Naptha, which is a combustible petroleum product found in lighters and napalm. In other words, it’s not the cleanest alcohol solvent on the market, and when we’re trying to eradicate cancer, we want the purest medicine possible. This is where full-extract cannabis oil (FECO) steps in. FECO follows the same steps as RSO, but rather than using iso or naptha, it is made with 190 proof grain alcohol. You can make your own FECO at home by soaking cannabis (preferably high-THC buds) in 190 proof grain alcohol for 30+ days. Some states prohibit the sale of 190 proof alcohol, so in this case you are limited to making RSO. On the opposite end of the spectrum, some states have medical marijuana safe access points where you can purchase cannabis oil and not have to worry about making it yourself.

shutterstock_241007590Dawn begins by explaining that each patient’s situation is incredibly unique. The treatment regimen depends on what kind of cancer the patient has, if they have been subjected to any western treatment, and of course their unique personal biology. I learned there is a wide range of different cancers that actually require various forms of treatment. Dawn made me realize how difficult it is to cure your cancer with cannabis if you don’t have access to an educated guide.

Western treatment for cancer, such as chemo and radiation, can cause some serious damage that needs to be repaired before cannabis treatment can begin. If you have been subjected to radiation or chemotherapy, Dawn recommends a high-CBD cannabis oil suppository to eradicate all the radiation in your body. This may not be the most pleasant experience, but it’s a necessary step if you have been subjected to radiation, or else the cancer will just keep stubbornly coming back.

Here is Dawn’s basic procedure for curing skin cancer with cannabis oil. Please notice that it doesn’t include dosages because each person’s situation is unique. Since this is a topical application, dosage doesn’t need to be as precise as it does when it is taken orally. Some people feel relaxed after applying the cannabis oil on their skin, but you will not get ‘high’ from this regimen.

IMG_6433What You’ll Need:

  • High-THC Full-Extract Cannabis Oil (FECO) or Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)
  • Calendula Oil
  • Gauze
  • Band-Aid


  • Place a drop of Calendula oil on a small piece of gauze. (The Calendula oil helps push the cannabis oil into your skin)
  • Apply the high-THC cannabis oil directly on your affected skin so that you cover the cancer spot completely with the oil.
  • Cover the cannabis oil with the calendula-infused gauze and slap the band-aid on top.
  • Change out and replace every 1-3 days.

In 3-4 weeks, Dawn claims your skin cancer will have disappeared!

Dawn has seen this procedure heal countless skin cancer patients without exposure to destructive procedures such as radiation. Through her patient trials she has found some treatments that don’t work, which I want to go through, briefly. Dawn has experienced that CO2 oil, a more expensive option to RSO or FECO, does not have the same healing effects as alcohol-based extracts. She wasn’t sure why she wasn’t getting the same results until she looked into the chemistry behind CO2 oil production and found that the process actually changes the molecular structure of the THC cells. “Essentially, it’s not pulling the same package off of the plant,” Dawn says. She also warns of the hemp-based CBD products you can find online. Dawn, like many medical marijuana experts, believe wholeheartedly in the entourage effect – meaning the medicinal qualities of marijuana are most powerful when working all together. In other words, CBD alone is not as effective as CBD working together with THC.

Cannabis is a powerful medicine and this is just one example of it’s many healing properties. It’s easy to feel trapped in a corner with the treatment options that western medicine offers but from Dawn’s experience with a little weed, some grain alcohol and a bit of patience, you can eradicate skin cancer with a plant in a safe, natural way.


This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this article.

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About Author

Allie is a NW-based content curator for and an organic farmer at TKO Reserve. She has been a professional in the marijuana industry since she was 18 years old, spending the first five years of her career working for Dope Magazine as lead photographer. Allie has worked on mainstream projects such as Idiot's Guide: Growing Marijuana, Branding Bud: The Consumerization of Cannabis and her own self-published book, As The Grass Grows.


  1. Hi there, I’ve recently been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in my throat. An operation has been performed 06 July ’16 to ‘cut out’ the cancer. There was a 3cm chunk in my left tonsil and another chunk of cancer in a lymph node in the left side of my neck. All 13 lymph nodes on the left side of my neck have been removed. The PET scan lit up only those two areas during the procedure.
    My concern is this, Dr.s’ apparently like to have a 5 mm clearance around the cancer to be sure that it doesn’t spread. It my situation, because they didn’t find it soon enough the cancer that was in my left tonsil consumed most of the tonsil – considerably smaller than my right tonsil. Because of that they were only to get a clearance o 1mm in some places around the tonsil. The Dr. now suggests I do 6wks of radiation on my throat…..
    I reside in FL and we’re still working through the medical legalization of marijuana, as of yet still not legal medically or otherwise. Your article mentioned your being able to help someone find the correct oil for my treatment, could you guide me in the right direction please? ….and a dosage regimen as well please.
    Thank you for your time.
    Much Appreciated!

  2. Emanuel Gadiel on

    I had radiation three months ago for 30 days.
    Dawn recommends a high-CBD cannabis oil suppository to eradicate all the radiation in your body.
    How I do this, how much oil I have to use, for how long, how many times.
    Please send me information.

  3. I think anyone who is dealing with cancer needs to get on a 60gram cannabis oil regime. You can look up how to do this on If you have experienced chemo or radiation you most likely will have to double the amount. Don’t buy it in line because you may get crap. Buy it from someone local who makes it for medicine and without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. If you are not from a legal state, contact your states Norml chapter to see if they can point you in the right way.

  4. Thanks for posting this awesome article. I’m a long time
    reader but I’ve never been compelled to leave a comment.
    I subscribed to your blog and shared this on my Facebook.

    Thanks again for a great article!

  5. Bebe
    I have had cancer on my nose and face. I had two mohs surgeries, and second one going down 5 levels. I feel it could still there. But a new problem-the dermatologist said take this efudex cream and use it. I couldn’t, instead I used cbd hemp oil for about 3 months. Not always twice a day. I was given some stronger CBD oil and put it on my lips. They are now different colors of red, and the two cracks on the side of my lips hurt. Don’t know if i can get real marijuans in brooklyn.
    thanks, bebe

  6. My wife has cancer and CBD is the only thing that helps her rest and feel a bit more comfortable. We are trying to get my wife to live a little longer and I know that we are doing everything we can and you are really helping. The BioCBD water soluble products work very well for her. – Leo

    • I have been reading that the CBD oil is killing cancer, so make sure your giving her enough. I also have cancer and I’m doing the oil myself. Good luck!!

  7. Am using a 10%cbd balm on the skin cancer made by a friend as thc is illegal where I live my skin sarcoma which was five centimetres is getting better by the day

  8. I have been using the oil now, with thc, on my bcc for a week, it seems to have gotten bigger, is this the oil drawing the cancer out?

  9. I have done a lot of research and they say it gets worse before it gets better. I would say it is drawing it out.
    They same thing happens when you use a tincture of apple cider vinegar with cut up eggplant soaked for 3 days. I put a cotton swab soaked with the mixture on my nose soak and a large circular opening with yellow puss looking surface was exposed. I just kept it on for days and it closed up again. I didn’t even know I had cancer there. I was treating a different spot and then that one popped out. Crazy. I have not had the same experience with cannabis yet but have been using it on some spots which have not gotten larger. Not sure I am using the correct oil. Might be because it is a CO2 and should be more like a RSO.
    Hope this helps.

  10. I love CBD oil! I’ve been battling stage 4 cancer for the last 11 years now. The last few years I stopped chemotherapy and have been taking water soluble BioCBDplus. I’m thankful it has helped me maintain my health and keep me in remission. Also, I had persistent knee pain and thumb joint pain. Since I’ve been using CBD I’ve had no pain! – Keli

  11. Hi. My husband was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer in 2016. In May 2016 he had it removed from the top of his head, but then in Feb 2017 it came back. Been using Aldara P 5% cream which distroyed his skin. That didn’t work…. got his head cleared back up from the damage it did. Then they used an injection of BCG in each cancer spot. He got so sick instantly, his immune system was very low after 4 weeks and ended up breaking out with shingles on his right side of his face and inside of his mouth,so bad he couldn’t eat at all. He ended up in the hospital for 2 weeks on IV to build his Immune system back up and medication for the shingles. After getting back home and well enough to have a cat scan done he got word the cancer is now in two spots in the back of his neck, and the dermatologist has now referred him to the oncologist. Now he is waiting for this appointment. My question is…will this marijuana oil (RSO) get rid of this type of cancer? If so how to use it? Has anyone with this type of cancer gotten rid of the cancer with is?

  12. Does anyone know for sure if oral (gum) cancer, which is a form of squamous cell cancer, is curable by marijuana or any other alternative?

  13. Hello i ve been informed of cancerous skin cells on my body. Am wanting to go the cannabis oil rout but have no dircetion on how to get it or coast. thanks any help is appreciated

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