Video: Dying Cancer Patient Searched For Weed. In Palliative Care. By The Cops.

Cannabis Phil Mar 11, 2019

First of all, let’s get one thing straight, I have nothing but the utmost respect for cops and first responders! I have friends who are cops and they know they know how I feel about them and they have my support! Raising awareness about cannabis as medicine is why I started writing for cannabis, to begin with, and clearly, we still have a long way to go!

Now having said that there are dick heads in every bunch, in this case, these three cops in this video are a buncha fucking power tripping dicks! They are bullying this patient plain and simple! So when in Missouri watch out for these three assholes.

Just the facts ma’am?

The accused Nolan Sousley has stage 4 pancreatic cancer and has stopped chemotherapy treatment, choosing to consume cannabis to manage his pain. Someone reported they could smell cannabis in the room and this guy takes CBD or THC capsules.

What happened to “compassion” and “consideration”? Most people know that pancreatic cancer is a death march, that has the lowest rate for survival. So I guess it was up to these good officers to do their jobs and search a cancer patient in his own IC room and feel the need to lecture him about the latest in cannabis state law. Nice!

The cops had an opportunity to turn this into a good thing, cut the guy a break all things considering. You know his day days are soon and you treat him like a dick! Just because someone “smelled” cannabis? The cops didn’t find anything and since then the backlash has been huge. And you cops wonder why? You treated a dying man as a common criminal and threatened to arrest him “if” found with cannabis?

Not to mention it takes three cops to search this guy? Common sense would have told a lot of people to be tolerant of a last mans’ rights. It also would have told you not to berate a dying man, which is probably why the “backlash” is huge.

We still have a long way to go! The stigma still remains strong, as it has been engrained in our society for way too long. Education will be key in making others understand, but somethings you can’t teach like “compassion” and “consideration”.



Cannabis Phil

It has been amazing to see the cannabis industry grow exponentially over a couple of years, to see this kind of growth is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I first started in the industry as a writer/photographer for High! Canada Magazine, interviewing some top people in the cannabis space. Eventually, I started doing content/video work, social media coverage of various cannabis events across North America, catching the pulse of what was going on and partaking in a quite a few sessions, meeting some truly amazing people on the way. In my previous enslavement (aka "career"), I was involved in the business side of things, so I do have an invested interest in the business aspect. Coming into my somewhat “village elder years”, I hope to bridge the gap between generations, in hopes of breaking the stigma and showing others it's okay to get high, while possibly showing them how. My passion for cannabis and writing covers; strain reviews, vapes, dabs, shatter, social media coverage of events, new products, patient advocacy, innovations and the business of cannabis.

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