Friday, January 29, 2010

Medical marijuana patients denied organ transplants

If you use medical marijuana and need an organ transplant you have a good chance of being denied the life-saving operation, according to an article in the Huffington Post. It notes that in the now fourteen states that allow legal medicinal use of cannabis, a registered patient in need of a life-saving organ transplant will be disqualified for "abuse of illicit substances."

The article describes how several patients who were prescribed medical marijuana by their physicians died after being denied organ transplants by both hospitals and insurance companies.

Read the article at: The Huffington Post.

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