Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Bill

Gov. Jerry Brown signs AB 258.

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation that will prevent doctors and hospitals from denying organ transplants to people who use medical cannabis.

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Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Bill Advances

AB 258 — which would  prohibit a hospital, physician, or any participant in the organ transplant process from using a patient’s use of medical cannabis as the sole reason in denying his or her eligibility as an organ recipient, except when medical cannabis use is clinically significant to that decision — passed the Assembly health committee on a 13-3 vote.
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