Medical Marijuana Patients In California Are Being Denied Organ Transplants, But That Could Soon Change

Earlier this month, Assemblymember Marc Levine (D) introduced legislation that would explicitly protect these patients from being kept off transplant lists because of their cannabis use.

"It's incredibly unfair that people who are following the rules, who are deathly ill and trying to relieve their symptoms, are suddenly denied an organ transplant," Levine said. "There's no medical reason why these patients should be stigmatized or denied a life-saving opportunity."

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