Medical marijuana use gets kidney transplant patient kicked off waiting list – Right call?

Do you agree with doctors who kicked a kidney transplant patient off the waiting use because he felt he needed to use medical marijuana? According to Fox 19 News, Garry Godfrey had been on the kidney transplant list since 2003 because he suffers from Alport syndrome, which causes renal failure and he says, “debilitating pain, nausea and anxiety.” He is lobbying for a state bill to stop hospitals from signing his and other patient’s death warrants by kicking them off of transplant wait lists for using medical marijuana.

Godfrey does not want to die because he believes he needs to use medical marijuana in order to keep the debilitating symptoms he suffers due to the disease at bay.  But he is fighting an uphill battle against Maine Medical Center which updated their policy…



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