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Police raid hospital room of terminally ill patient

Three cops confirmed up at Hays Medical Center to grab the 69-year-old vape and THC paste

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HAYS, Kan. (KSNF/KODE) — A terminally-ill Kansas man’s hospital room was raided by cops as a result of he used a weed vape and THC paste to ease the signs of the most cancers that can kill him inside weeks.

On December sixteenth, Hays, Kansas police raided the hospital room of 69-year-old Greg Bretz, who’s affected by terminal most cancers, after a hospital employee at Hays Medical Center caught him vaping marijuana. Bretz stated he has been vaping, in addition to consuming THC paste with bread, to alleviate signs of his situation, since being hospitalized roughly three weeks in the past. 

Bretz is within the ultimate levels of terminal, inoperable most cancers and instructed The Wichita Eagle that he most frequently lies ‘flat on his back’ in his hospital mattress and might’t arise with out being assisted. Bretz instructed the Kansas City Star that his physician instructed him to make use of no matter was crucial to alleviate his ache, together with merchandise containing THC — the lively ingredient in hashish.

Police instructed Bretz that his vaping gadget might probably be a hearth hazard, because of the presence of oxygen within the room. In many vaping gadgets, puffing prompts the battery-powered heating gadget, which vaporizes the liquid within the cartridge or reservoir for inhalation. 

Bretz was cited for drug possession and is about to look in court docket after the brand new year on January 2nd, 2023.

Medicinal hashish is unlawful Kansas, regardless of 68% of state residents help state-sanctioned medical marijuana entry, in line with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). Idaho and Nebraska additionally ban the apply.

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