Insane Hospital Worker Punishes Medical Marijuana Patient

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This is so out-of-control, I just don't know where to begin. If you watch one video this year of a seriously ill medical marijuana patient getting tortured by idiots, make it this one:



Someone should remind these people they live in Canada. The guy gets his marijuana sent to him by the government. He's not some punk kid partying behind the dumpster.

As far as we've come in the fight for medical marijuana, there remain countless individual battles that must be overcome before patients who need this medicine can count on being treated with fairness, compassion, and equality. Anyone who would deny medicine to the sick is a monster, to be sure. But the responsibility for this doesn't end there. We've endured decades of deliberate lies and propaganda about marijuana spread by our own public servants and it's no surprise that many among us have had their humanity and common sense compromised. It will take just as long to correct it all and events like this, disturbing as they may be, are an important part of the process.

In the meantime, here's a Google page for the Brook Haven Care Centre in Kelowna, BC, where this incident took place. You can write them a review, send a letter, or even give them a call. The patient's name is Nyle Nagy and the manager who punished him is named Adrien Vaughan. Feel free to share your concerns. I'm sure Nyle would also appreciate receiving personal letters of support.

Update: This link offers a different perspective on the situation from someone claiming to a member of Nyle Nagy's family. If this additional information is true, and it sounds authentic to me, then the Brookhaven Care Home doesn't deserve as much criticism as they've received. If I had seen this prior to writing the post, I would have approached it differently.
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Who the hell does she think she is?

Let's see now:
1. Mr. Nagy is a patient in a care facility which I presume is in Canada, hernce the facility must be under state law.

2. Mr. Nagy has a recognized dread disease, life threatening, for which the Canadian authorities have approved the use of medically prescribed cannabis. In essence, he has a state right to smoke something that otherwise would be a state violation. The important and relevant fact here is that he has a state right to smoke cannabis.

3. The manager of the care facility has decided with or without the help of others to deny him his state given right to smoke cannabis and has imposed a penalty on him which amounts to "an arrest", i.e., his movement from one place to another has been denied him by taking away his wheelchair. The penalty of the loss of the wheelchair is further compounded by the refusal to remove Mr. Nagy from his bed and change his diaper, thus further endangering his physical well-being. In essence his experience is the same as being physically immersed in a cesspool for a period of seven days. I wonder if Canada has a cruely to animals statute and what kind of criminal punishment it might exact on those who harm animals?

4. We later hear that the manager has physically taken his package of medical marijuana, cannabis, from him, but later after a two day interval decides she better return it when threatened with the polce being called. Yet the damage has been done, he has suffered the loss of his medicine by a deliberate act by a manager.

5. Let's see now, what's wrong with this set of facts........HOW COME NO ONE HAS CALLED THE POLICE; HOW COME NO ATTORNEY HAS STEPPED FORTH TO SHOVE MR. NAGY' RIGHTS SQUARELY UP THE ARSE OF THAT POMPOUS BITCH. I'VE BEEN PRACTICING LAW FOR 38 YEARS HERE IN OKLA, BUT IF ALL OF YOU HAVEN'T FIGURED WHAT TO DO, THEN SURELY WE ALL HAVE BECOME AS MY FRIEND JOHN DESCRIBES AS "SHEEPLES"!!! THIS FACT IS THE MOST SCARIEST OF ALL. HONESTLY CANADIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS PULL YOUR HEADS OUT FROM WHERE THE SUN DOESN'T SHINE AND REMOVE THAT MORON FROM AUTHORITY AND FIND SOMEONE WHO SUFFERS ON THE GOOD SIDE OF HUMAN COMPASSION AND GENTLENESS. I'M NOT EVEN GOING TO CHARGE A LEGAL FEE FOR THIS INCREDIBLE BIT OF SOME EXCEEDINGLY IMPORTANT LEGAL ADVICE. DON'T BE SHEEPLES!!!!
BERNIE THE ATTORNEY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA

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It was the 1st time I saw it & thoroughly appreciated it...

Reminded me of Marc Emery's vision and slogan 'Overgrow the Gov't'!

Seemed like a good post by a rebel to me... and you know how I like revolutionary rebels?

I noticed they had a ceremony for the late great 'Walter Cronkite' this week... while all the speakers said great things and highlighted some of his passions and ideals they never, understandably, mentioned his passion for ending illegal marijuana prohibition?

Also saw something on the FOX News ticker that said Great Britain was toying with the idea of alcohol prohibition because of a dramatic spike in alcohol fueled violence and diseases! Interesting, would love to hear that kind of talk in this country just to scare the crap out of 'joe six-pack'... or is he too complacent to know better?

Love & Good Cheer Mate!
TPIVXX

B.S. National hc advocates should take serious note... and demand a patients bill of rights. Could you imagine if the constitution didn't have a bill of rights to protect our inalienable rights? How screwed-up would our democracy... dare i say... our theocracy be... w/o clear guidelines?

legality issues

Is this even legal in canada? I admit that I know very little about Canadian federal law but this patient had a legal authority under the law to possess and smoke cannabis.

Now under US law (I know us law is different from canadian law), it would both be illegal to deprive someone of legally prescribed medication and cruel and unusual punishment and possibly malpractice. I say malpractice because he said he was bedridden and so he was subjected to bed sores and unable to go to the bathroom leaving him to risk of infections.

Again I know Canadian law is different from US but surely there must be some comparable patient protective laws up there.

applause at 2:18

It's hard to get a sense of what's really going on when you can't get the people who run the place to talk. But I got a sense that the people who lived there and knew the folks involved felt vindicated by the press's visit; witness the background applause at 2:18 as the reporter questions whether it was Ms. Vaughn's personal point of view that resulted in seizing Mr. Nagy's wheelchair.

Hold your horses

Before getting too carried away on this issue, you might want to read this - http://forums.castanet.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&p=553753. It's from a family member, and has a fair amount of additional information in it.

Re: Hold your horses

The best post on that page was the one a few posts after the one you linked, by WhatThe (Generalisimo Postalot). He (she?) makes some very good points.

and I wish I would have replied directly to your post rather than to the thread.

I'm pro-choice on EVERYTHING!

Nurse from hell

she sounds like nurse rachet in, "One flew over the coo coos nest"

Yes!

Just my thoughts!! I had a deja' vou (SP?) about that same nurse (Ratchet), while watching this video! She was strikingly similar!

legalizing drugs is a must!

Obtaining drugs of any sort is so ridiculously easy that they are effectively freely available as it is. Millions of pounds of tax payers money are spent on completely ineffectiective attempts to restrict supply, whilst the criminal fraternity enjoys vast profits and the public bears the cost of drug related crime.

If the government controlled the supply and distribution of drugs all three issues would be addressed. Yes, there would be junkies, yes, people would die from taking drugs, but this is happening already. I do not believe that significantly more people would take drugs if they were legal - the illegality of them at present is in no way a barrier to anyone that wants to indulge.

Drugs should be manufactured by reliable companies who would be responsible for the products they produce. This is of course not the case today as a dealer will disappear immediately as soon as they have made the sale of a product that has been diluted and adulterated with dubious chemicals.

We have to stop the businesses that sell machine guns to the drug traffickers, there are 12,000 all along the border with Mexico selling. The more profits the drug traffickers make the more advanced weaponry that can purchase and the more violent the battle becomes.

legalizing drugs is a must!

Drugs legal = less crime. Drugs legal = more police for dangerous crime. Drugs legal = addicts can be treated as humans and not animals or criminals. Drugs legal = tax benefits for the government (and possibly society). Drugs illegal = crime, misery, distrust and a lack of humanity.
Lets wake up and start treating humans with humanity. Being an addict does not make a person any less human they just become a human that needs help and not a criminal.

Nyle Nagy

Are you kidding me :-(  I have known Nyle for years and worked with him on Union Construction Camp jobs and to see this now and to know he is in this condition saddens my heart . He was a strong man , a great worker and a wonderful caring friend . How dare anyone take away the one thing that is helping him deal with his pain . 

You open places for drug addicts to go into a hospital and shoot up .......you give heroin away to druggies on the street FREE and you have a man that has worked legally and has a disease that he has no control over .......and you can not find a place where he HAS to survive...... a place to smoke his only PAIN RELIEF ...are you friggin kidding me . Tell me how can this be...........you help drug addicts on the street ....yet will not let a man in pain smoke a joint ...............What is wrong with our system .  I at this time am so sickened with our Gov. and the rules .........RULES RULES RULES .............for God sakes make a place for him to smoke safely and give Nyle some kind of peace in his world on the line of Pain Management.

I have so much more to say ...however at this time I am so angry and hurt for Nyle I have to step away . In time I will return .............with more to say. Hugs Nyle

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