A stage 4 cancer patient in Missouri is speaking out after police searched his hospital room for marijuana.
“If we find marijuana we’ll give you a citation.”
Wednesday night, Nolan Sousley, who has Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, said he was just trying to get some rest when a security guard at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar accused him of smoking marijuana.
“He said I smelled marijuana coming from your room. I was like, it’s not me. I didn’t have any marijuana, now leave me alone, because I’m trying to sleep,” Sousley said.
In a Facebook video that’s now gone viral, you can hear Sousley mention that he had THC oil but took it out of the hospital.
Missourians voted to make medical marijuana legal in the state, but the change hasn’t happened yet.
Ultimately officers did find CBD oil, which is legal in the state.
You can see police come into his hospital room and begin to go through his things even though he never gave them permission to do so.
“What would you do? Tell me what you would do?” Sousley asked.
Officer: “I’m not in your situation so I’m not going to play the ‘what-if games.”
Sousley said: “You’ve never said you’d do anything to save your life?”
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Sousley’s wife says she’s glad the state approved medical marijuana and hopes it will help people like CBD helps Nolan.
“It’s huge for us because it’s a medical thing. It’s medical cannabis to help him with his life. A better quality of life. Why do we not get that opportunity to give him a better quality of life?” said Amber Kidwell, Nolan’s wife