Kidney patient taken off transplant list for using medical marijuana

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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  • Deep Space

    Reminds of 'Black Mirror' S03E01 - Nosedive. Not my particular favorite but def highlights some relevance here. A truck driver loses her husband for a lung transplant cuz someone was rated higher on a social app. - being really cheap here on the descrip. U gotta watch it for yourself. I personally didn't like the episode. :)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nosedive

  • Deep Space

    I really didn't like the episode - but the fact that I mentioned that I personally didn't like the episode - was ALL about the episode. Sometimes U gotta be blunt. (but I REALLY didn't like this episode). Move on ... there's better ones...