There are few things more unimaginably difficult than suffering from a fatal disease, except perhaps suffering from a fatal disease in a hospital room while police officers search your belongings for marijuana.
Cops look for pot in MO stage 4 pancreatic cancer patient hospital room.?THIS IS DESPICABLE!SHAME ON YOU,MISSOURI! Get out of the Stone Ages! These patients should be able to receive any kind of pain relief in PEACE! ☮️ @DarrenShupe https://t.co/OIwfIHgMKZ
— AModernBluestocking (@ShanidABoo) March 9, 2019
Nolan Sousley, a Missouri resident dying from stage four pancreatic cancer, posted video to Facebook Live showing officers searching his belongings after he told nurses that he regularly takes THC oil pills for pain rather than the prescription opioids given to him by doctors.
The Bolivar Herald-Free Press reports:
‘In the live video, two officers tell Sousley and CMH staff they received a call saying someone smelled marijuana in the room.
‘Sousley, who narrates as the video records, tells officers he left his room and took THC oil pills on the CMH parking lot. He adds that he’s disclosed his use of the pills to his physicians.’
Missouri needs medical pot cancer is rampant in SEMO ppl live on and around crop lands under constant poisioning. pic.twitter.com/CTnFQXOu1L
— Son of Daryl (@dasandman500) July 30, 2016
Sousley says that he doesn’t smoke marijuana and had none on him that evening. He had taken the pills in the hospital parking lot. A security guard had come to his room claiming to be able to smell pot on Sousley, which isn’t possible, and Sousley refused to allow the guard to search him, knowing he had done nothing wrong. Shortly afterward, the police arrived to search the room and Sousley’s partner.
‘When Sousley says officers told him he would be arrested, an officer standing in the room says, “If we find marijuana, we’ll give you a citation. We’re not taking you down to the county jail. But, we haven’t found marijuana, so we’re not citing.”’
— #The420Wire (@the420wire) November 14, 2018
A physician can be seen and heard on the video asking if the officers have a warrant for searching Sousley’s belongings, but no other hospital employee came or seemed to recognize how absurd the scene they were witnessing really was. The hospital released an equally clueless statement to reporters after the video circulated on social media.
‘The statement said it’s against CMH’s policy to smoke or vape on the hospital’s campus.
‘“It is also our policy to call appropriate law enforcement any time hospital personnel see or reasonably suspect illegal drug use in patient rooms or otherwise on campus,” the statement said.’
Pretty sure Missouri cops have better things to do than harass a stage 4 cancer patient for pot possession. https://t.co/O6GBoaV1Ef
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) March 9, 2019
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