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Missouri Police Searching for Marijuana in a Stage 4 Cancer Patient’s Hospital Room Incites a Viral Video

A stage 4 pancreatic cancer patient says he feels his rights have been violated after police search his hospital room for marijuana in a video that has since been viewed more than 500,000 times on Facebook.

In the clip, which was first streamed on Facebook Live on Thursday, a pair of police officers search bags that belong to Nolan Sousley, a patient with pancreatic cancer who was hospitalized in Missouri.

Sousley tells them that all he has are pills containing THC, which he says is to treat his cancer. The officers claim that they have been tipped off that there was a marijuana smell coming from Sousley’s room.

Posted by Nolan's Tribe of Warriors Against Cancer on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

In the clip and a later video, both of which were posted on Tribe of Warriors Against Cancer, a social media community group set up to follow Nolan Sousley’s cancer battle, Sousley says that he feels that his right to seek treatment for himself was violated.

“Why can’t I do what I want to do? It’s my choice,” Sousley says.

Missouri, like states across the country, is experiencing a major shift in the legal standing of marijuana. In summer 2019, licensed physicians will be permitted to prescribe medical marijuana. However, at this point in time, it is still illegal to possess marijuana in the state, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Sousley was hospitalized at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Mo., on Tuesday for experiencing night sweats and fevers, his partner Amber Kidwell says in the second video. Read more

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Missouri Police Searching for Marijuana in a Stage 4 Cancer Patient’s Hospital Room Incites a Viral Video

Missouri Police Searching for Marijuana in a Stage 4 Cancer Patient’s Hospital Room Incites a Viral Video