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Monday, November 21, 2011

L.A. Hospital Denies Liver Transplant To Medical Marijuana User Despite Prescription From Its Own Doctor

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is refusing to grant a liver transplant to a cancer patient because he used medical marijuana, which not only is legal under California law but also was prescribed by a Cedars doctor.

Diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer in 2009, Norman B. Smith, 63, has been treated at Cedars-Sinai by oncologist Steven Miles, who approved medicinal marijuana in part to help his patient cope with the effects of chemotherapy. Smith became eligible for a liver transplant last year, but was removed from the list in February after testing positive for marijuana.


Anonymous said...

Well first, you have the wrong link here... it goes to the pig meds story not anything related to this subject....

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 2:35pm - Fixed!