Saturday, November 19, 2011

Medical marijuana




In my career I've caught 5 patients smoking marijuana in the hospital, roughly 2 years apart from each other.

For reasons I don't understand, all 5 times they were in the same telemetry room.

There is nothing special about this room. It's a generic room on the 7th floor, facing the nurses station, but no more or less so than any other room. Different nurses have come and gone. But patients keep smoking weed in there.

Room 7310 is truly one of the great mysteries of the universe.



25 comments:

Mad Jack said...

No one told you about 7320? Where have you been these past eight years? I thought everyone knew about that room...

Solitary Diner said...

Is it close to the vending machines?

Steve Bailey said...

haha @ Solitary Diner
You did fail to mention how they regularly have Pink Floyd lazer light shows in there.... could have something to do with it?

The Nerdy Nurse said...

HahHAHAHAHA Vending machines. Love it.

By caught, do you mean you walked in on them taking a toke or that you just got a breeze of it as you walked in.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Toking.

SlySelea said...

Vaporizor ftw!

Polly said...

"It's 7310 somewhere, might as well be here...."

Anonymous said...

walking in on stoners toking is one thing.

walking in on prostitutes turning tricks while hooked up to IV antibiotics is something else entirely.

bobbie said...

I had a patient ask me to take his 2 joints off him before the cops came in to question him...
moral dilemma!!!

Dan said...

You should let the hospital marketing department know -- it could bring in more business. Occupy Room 7310, man!

Mike Looney said...

Well, no else has said it, I'll say it.

It would make sense if it was room 420

Mockingbird said...

Well, every other patient in the hospital is taking drugs, so, why not?

Mr. Hand said...

I hope you brought enough to share with everyone!

popeyemoon said...

Like

Anonymous said...

I knew it! Your Yak Herding business is located in the Hippy-Dippy pockets of Western Oregon.

The smell of weed... bleh....

Kim said...

So, what did you say when you caught them?

Anonymous said...

Should have brought brownies instead. wink wink!!

ERP said...

It should be renamed room 420

Anonymous said...

It make me think of Unit 731, where the Japanese performed experiments on prisoners during WWII.

Anonymous said...

Screw it, hand out MM to everyone. It's better than all those damn pain pills and works tons better than Valium or Xanax. No medical value my ass.

No, I don't smoke pot it dulls my hatred and yes, I live in Western Oregon.

Anonymous said...

They probably saved a lot on painkillers! And didn't complain about the bad service / doctors / nurses etc 'cause they were just sooo happy!

Louise said...

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude.

Anonymous said...

So you walked in on some patients healing themselves while being within an institution established for profit-making pharmaceuticals? Sounds like some smart people to me.

PA Honeybee said...

Is the hospital near Haight/Ashbury? Slightly different scene now, but there are still some strung out peeps hanging out.

Anonymous said...

I have been disabled since 2007. One year ago I gave up the 16 different kinds of pills. For the last year my life has gotten better. Please Free Weed!

 
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