Boliver, MO — In December of last year, medical marijuana was officially legalized in Missouri—sort of. The legislation, titled Amendment 2, would establish 192 medical marijuana dispensaries by 2020. Those who need that medical marijuana now—like cancer patients, epileptics, glaucoma patients, those suffering from PTSD, and others—will still be prosecuted by police if they try to get it. As the following incident shows, police will even raid cancer patients in the hospital for using it.
Nolan’s Tribe of Warriors Against Cancer is a Facebook page setup to follow the life of Nolan, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. The page contains the following description of how the last year has played out for Nolan and his family:
Memorial Day 2018, Nolan was admitted to the hospital for jaundice and a blockage. 4 days in the hospital and no clear answers, a week later Nolan went to see an oncologist who broke the news of cancer to him for the first time. The journey began, many testing, many doctors, and none of them telling us what we wanted to hear. The prognosis was bleak, but Nolan was determined to keep fighting.
His journey led him to Boliver, Mo with Dr Leo Shunyakov. Dr. Leo gave Nolan hope and reason to believe he could win this fight.
During his uphill battle against cancer, Nolan began to substitute opioids with THC capsules as they are far safer. However, despite the fact that Missouri recently passed a medical marijuana bill, cops are still more than willing to go after those who’d dare to attempt to save their lives with this plant—so they raided Nolan’s hospital room—as he filmed the interaction.'
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