Terminal patient Angel Raich was thrown out of UCSF Hospital last night for vaporizing medical marijuana
A well-known medical marijuana patient and advocate suffering from a terminal brain condition was escorted out of a San Francisco hospital Monday night for using a cannabis vaporizer inside the facility, according to media sources.
Angel McClary Raich, who said she believes she has about a year to live, was at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Hospital to receive a brain scan, reports the Oakland Tribune. A resident of Oakland, Raich suffers constant severe pain, according to her website.
Raich, an outspoken advocate for medical marijuana, said that police and security guards were called on her and she was taken out of the hospital after she used the vaporizer, according to KGO.
“UCSF is a smoke-free campus and this includes medical marijuana … even a vaporized form of medical marijuana releases particles in the air that are damaging to the lung,” read a prepared statement released by UCSF on Monday night. “Any particles from vapor and odor could have an impact on other patients and hospital employees.”