A medical marijuana patient with a brain condition said a local hospital kicked her out after she attempted to fire up some medical marijuana inside.
For the sake of this story “Angel” who fought for the right to use medical cannabis in the US Superme Court back in 2004 and 2005, talked to us outside of UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco moments after she said they booted her ass to the curb.
“The pharmacist says ‘you’re not allowed to have canabus in this hospital,’” Angel said. “‘And if you’re gonna try to have cannabis in this hospital we’re going to call the Feds.’”
Angel said she checked into the hospital Monday morning for some doctor-ordered tests on her brain. She suffers from chronic pain and seizures from an inoperable brain tumor and doctors didn’t give her very long to live, she said.
“‘You’re basically saying if I stay it’s like giving me a death sentence ’cause I’d have to be without my canibus,’” Raich said she told a hospital employee.
Raich said she had no choice but to leave the hospital.
“I’m in a state university hospital in the state of California,” Raich said. “I have the right to have the same medical care as any other patient does.”