SACRAMENTO, CA — On Monday, Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation, Assembly Bill 258, to allow medical marijuana patients to receive organ transplants.
Hospitals in California and elsewhere have denied patients from receiving organ transplants solely based on their status as medicinal marijuana consumers.
Assembly Bill 258 reads:
“A hospital, physician and surgeon, procurement organization, or other person shall not determine the ultimate recipient of an anatomical gift based solely upon a potential recipient’s status as a qualified patient, as defined in Section 711362.7, or based solely upon a positive test for the use of medical marijuana by a potential recipient who is a qualified patient.”
Passage of AB 258 ends these discriminatory practices in California.
The new law…