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Law Eases Organ Transplant Process For Medical Marijuana Patients

Mark, flickr
 

Mark, flickr

It may soon be easier for medical marijuana patients in California to receive organ transplants.

The Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act prohibits patients from being denied eligibility for organ transplants just because they use medical marijuana. The use of marijuana can still be cited if it’s deemed clinically significant to the decision.   

Democratic Assemblyman Marc Levine wrote the bill. In a statement he said, "arcane public health policies treat medical cannabis patients as drug abusers."

Levine says his bill will make it easier for these patients to receive life-saving organ transplants.

The law takes effect in January.