Kidney patient taken off transplant list for using medical marijuana
'It helps me function. It helps me take care of my kids'
Published: 7 hours ago
(WGME-TV) A kidney patient in Maine has been taken off a transplant wait list for using medical marijuana.
State lawmakers are now considering a bill that would prohibit Maine hospitals from doing that, even though one local hospital says there are medical reasons to disqualify patients who use pot.
Garry Godfrey has Alport Syndrome, a hereditary disease which causes renal failure at a young age. He says it also causes debilitating pain, nausea and anxiety.
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