Kansas Democrats Renew Call For Medical Marijuana Legalization After Cancer Patient’s Hospital Room Raided By Police

Kansas Democrats Renew Call For Medical Marijuana Legalization After Cancer Patient’s Hospital Room Raided By Police
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Kansas Democratic lawmakers are renewing their call to legalize medical marijuana in the state after police raided the hospital room of a terminally ill cancer patient over possession of cannabis extracts. Just days before Christmas, officers in Hays, Kansas allegedly visited the patient’s room and confiscated a marijuana vaping device and cannabis extract. An initial court appearance is set for next week on January 2. The news of the law enforcement action against the 69-year-old man, Greg Bretz, ignited a strong response from the cannabis reform community. He told The Wichita Eagle that he was using cannabis to relief symptoms of his condition while spending weeks “flat on my back” since being hospitalized three weeks ago. A doctor, Bretz said, told him to use whatever means necessary to ameliorate the pain. But hospital staff contacted law enforcement after he allegedly vaped in his hospital room, and three officers then paid him a visit. They seized his vape device as well as edible paste containing THC. Staff at the Hays Medical Center reportedly said they were worried that the vaping device could be a potential fire hazard—though Bretz said he was not on oxygen, raising questions about the concern. The end result, however, is a terminally ill man facing possible prosecution over the possessing cannabis that he says us used medically. And Kansas House Democrats were quick to amplify the story to demonstrate the need to enact a policy change in the state. House Dems are committed to legalizing access to medical marijuana. #MMJ is available to ill patients in dozens of states across the country. Kansans shouldn’t be forced to choose between quality, safe health care and abiding by the law. #ksleghttps://t.co/RhVDMJY5mz — Kansas House Democrats (@KSHouseDems) December 26, 2022 “House Dems are committed to legalizing access to medical marijuana.…

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