Here is a short tale about one of the many things one should not bring to a hospital when feeling under the weather.
According to The Denver Post, police from Colorado confiscated a whole trash bag full of marijuana from a 50-year-old transient man who came to a freestanding emergency room. The man told police he found the bag in the dumpster of a pot shop and thought it was okay to take due to the laws in Colorado.
The police spokesman went on to say:
“I think there’s a lot of misinformation, misconception people have, especially those out of state that marijuana is legal in Colorado period. Colorado law is specific. If more than 12 ounces of pot is in your possession, you are into the felony category now. Anywhere from 1 ounce to 12 ounces is a misdemeanor.”
Police later weighed the huge bag of wacky-tobaccy at a whopping 1.8 pounds—which has a street value of $1,200 to $2,100. They are still deciding whether to charge the man while he recovers from flu-like symptoms. Odds are they will most likely not prescribe him marijuana as treatment.