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Tue May 5, 2015, 03:42 PM

 

CA Assembly Votes to Stop Denying MMJ Patients Organ Transplants

Assembly members have passed legislation, AB 258, to allow medical marijuana patients to receive organ transplants. The measure now awaits action from the Senate.

Hospitals frequently deny patients from receiving organ transplants solely based on their status as medicinal marijuana consumers. Assembly Bill 258 reads, "A hospital, physician and surgeon, procurement organization, or other person shall not determine the ultimate recipient of an anatomical gift based solely upon a potential recipient's status as a qualified patient, as defined in Section 711362.7, or based solely upon a positive test for the use of medical marijuana by a potential recipient who is a qualified patient."

Passage of AB 258 ends discriminatory practices facing medical marijuana patients.

Please visit NORML's 'Take Action Center' to contact your state senator and urge him/her to support this pending legislation.

For more information please visit California NORML.

Sincerely,
The NORML Team

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antiquie May 2015 OP
Ruby the Liberal May 2015 #1
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Response to antiquie (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2015, 04:48 PM

1. Why is this even a law?

Do they deny them if they have opiates or codeine in their system for treating pain?

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #1)

Tue May 5, 2015, 04:59 PM

2. It has to do with the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act.

 

I have given up on finding recipient rules. I'll just blame the Feds scaring hospitals, instead.

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Response to antiquie (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2015, 10:08 PM

3. They were really doing this? Assholes

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