Cops search dying man's hospital room for weed

Synonymous. :slightly_frowning_face:

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oooh good catch. Maybe you could get a job as editor? I award you one heart/like.

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When my father was dying of lung cancer (decades ago now, so things might have changed), they didn’t want to give him morphine for the pain, because he might get addicted. This was when he was given six months to live.

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Yup. I knew someone that happened to. His family was given the exact same bullshit excuse and all anyone could think was “Seriously? He is literally never getting out of this hospital, and you’re worried about long term risks?”

At least, now, the concept of palliative care is more accepted, even if it leaves something to be desired in practice.

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When enforcing rules is your job, one of the most important things to learn is that sometimes the purpose of having rules in the first place is best served in not enforcing them.

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That would require a degree of intelligence that’s usually well screened for in the application process.

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It’s got to be a doctor or a nurse who snitched. (Who else would have known?)

My father was in hospice care for the last couple of months of his life. Over last Christmas, he was in increasingly severe pain from his prostate cancer, and was finally transported to the hospice facility. I thank every god known and unknown for their palliative care, because he died in relative peace just before the New Year. We live in North Carolina, who is just now getting around to considering medical marijuana, which I believe might have helped him a lot while he was living with me.

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I don’t think they would have made up the story that he was smoking marijuana. Anyone smoking anything in a hospital would be dealt with quickly and without the need to call the police.

(It’s possible they said “taking marijuana” and the police heard “smoking marijuana”, meh.)

Other patients and/or family’s of other patients?

The whole “Blue Lives Matter”/“All Lives Matter” issue is so tone deaf, it’s beyond belief.

They couldn’t leave it be? They had to respond with “their own” motto? They really thought black/brown civil rights somehow impinged on “white” and “police” and “white police” civil rights? Why don’t they go all the way and just join David Duke’s NAAWP?

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Correct. Medical marijuana passed in November. The Republican controlled state legislature is currently studying the best way to implement it (in other words, they’re trying to figure out how to ignore it).

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Don’t lose hope. It only took a decade for the will of the people in Michigan to get implemented. Activists learned from these delays, so we expect that or recreational use law will be fully implemented by December 6 of this year. (I suppose, otherwise, some interested party will be seeing the State in court.)

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I have no personal vested interest in it, to be honest. I have an atypical reaction to the stuff anyway, so it’s not a medicine I can use. I’d honestly much rather see the complete decriminalization of all drugs, but that’s a whole other barrel of monkeys.

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