It was a moment that could have been captured on video.
A white man in his 40s wearing a blue suit and a red tie walked into St. Francis Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut, to pick up his marijuana card.
He was greeted by several security guards, who asked him to show his ID.
The security guards then told the man he would need to show identification to the hospital.
The man handed over his card and then the guards began telling him to walk around the hospital and go back inside.
But the man didn’t leave.
He walked right up to the front of the hospital where he was handed a large poster of President Donald Trump, which he was allowed to read.
The hospital told The Huffington Pundit that the man’s behavior was “unprofessional and unacceptable,” and that he was escorted from the premises by security guards.
“The patient was given a citation, and there is a citation that can be issued to anyone who engages in the same conduct,” St. Joseph’s Hospital wrote in an emailed statement to HuffPost Pundity.
“The hospital was not aware of this incident until contacted by the media.”
St. Francis told HuffPost Pudit that “no one should feel unsafe while attending a medical facility.”
The hospital’s chief medical officer, Dr. Jonathan Schmid, told HuffPost that “any patient who is asked to leave the premises for refusing to comply with a citation is likely to be disruptive and may escalate the situation to the point where the facility will have to resort to arrest or other disciplinary measures.”
The incident is just one in a series of incidents in which the Trump administration has been accused of targeting medical facilities, particularly those in states that have legalized marijuana.
A group of hospitals that work with patients and their families have been threatened with closure.
A number of state legislatures have introduced bills aimed at cracking down on medical marijuana businesses, while medical marijuana patients have staged sit-ins at their offices.
Trump has defended his administration’s efforts to target medical marijuana, insisting that the federal government is trying to “take our money and run away.”
But his administration has also taken aim at medical marijuana advocates, threatening to withhold federal funding to any state that doesn’t “legalize medical marijuana.”
“If a state doesn’t legalize medical marijuana or if they are going to continue to target us in this way, we’re going to get sued,” Trump said in a speech earlier this year.
Trump administration officials have denied that any of the threats made by the White House are linked to medical marijuana and have called them “political stunts.”
A spokesman for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
But many of the medical facilities that have been targeted in recent weeks have had no shortage of threats from the administration, which has been targeting the medical marijuana industry for years.
Medical marijuana patients say they’ve been targeted by the Trump team for months and years.
One of the most notable instances came in April, when the Department of Justice announced it was suing California-based Medi-Cal, which administers a portion of Medicaid to low-income Californians.
The lawsuit alleges that Medi’s “aggressive marketing campaign” of “medical marijuana to Californians without a prescription” violates the federal Controlled Substances Act, which bars the federal agency from funding marijuana-related products.
The Department of Homeland Security has also targeted medical marijuana providers and has said it is considering targeting the facilities that work directly with patients.
In a statement on its website, the Department Of Homeland Security said that “all the states with medical marijuana laws that have not already been affected by the federal crackdowns have experienced serious threats and disruptions, and are working to keep medical marijuana safe and available to their patients.”
While medical marijuana activists say they are safe from threats from Trump, they also say that Trump’s policies and actions threaten the future of the industry, which is poised to grow as medical marijuana becomes more widely available.
“It’s time for our country to recognize the reality that marijuana has been proven to be a safe, effective treatment for millions of Americans and that our government is on the wrong side of history when it comes to medical cannabis,” said Michael Pollan, founder of the anti-war blog, The American Prospect, in an interview with HuffPost Pudding.