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Samoa hospital patient in strife for smoking marijuana

Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Motootua.

Apia, SAMOA — A male patient at Samoa's Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital was last week taken into police custody for smoking cannabis while hospitalised.

The Samoa Observer said the incident occurred on January 4th, according to another patient at the hospital.

The paper said a guardian with a third patient reported the smoking incident to staff which led to police being contacted and the man taken into police custody.

“There was a male patient that we all shared a room with, on the day of the incident — it was a guardian of the patient next to me — that reported to the doctors and nurses about the male patient who smoked cannabis on his hospital bed. 

“The room was filled with the scent and it circulated around the ward. The doctors and nurses immediately contacted the police and later police officers then came to escort the male patient into their custody.

Read more at Samoa Observer