LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl announced today his cancer is in remission, crediting marijuana as a major factor in his recovery.

Rosendahl revealed last July he was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer of the ureter, located between his kidney and bladder. He later announced he wouldn’t be running for a third term.

“Frankly I was given a death sentence,” he said, with doctors telling him he would not be alive for last November’s election.

“I went though five months of hell,” he said.

The 67-year-old Rosendahl said marijuana allowed him to get a full night’s sleep without pain and he started feeling stronger about eight weeks ago.

“I hope to live another 30 years, and I’m very optimistic,” he said.

Rosendahl said he will be “returning to the private” sector now that his district is set to transfer to his chief of staff, Mike Bonin, who won in the March 5 primary election.

Rosendahl supports Proposition D, one of three medical marijuana measures on the May 21 ballot that would keep about 130 existing pot dispensaries open in Los Angeles, while restricting others from opening.