California Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Bill

California Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Bill

California Law Will End Discrimination Against Medical Cannabis Patients in the Organ Transplant Process

SACRAMENTO, CA — Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 258, the Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act, on Monday.

AB 258 prohibits discrimination against medical cannabis patients in the organ transplant process, unless a doctor has determined that medical cannabis use is clinically significant to the transplant process.

Medical cannabis patients in California have been routinely removed from the organ transplant waiting list if they test positive for cannabis use – even legal doctor-recommended medical cannabis.  AB 258 was authored by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and sponsored by Americans for Safe Access (ASA).

“AB 258’s passage is the result of ASA’s…

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