US|Man Denied Liver Transplant Because He Uses Medical Marijuana

Man Denied Liver Transplant Because He Uses Medical Marijuana

Due to the illegal nature of marijuana at the federal level, people know they’re taking a risk when using, even if it’s legal in their state. But now a man could lose his life all because he used cannabis.

Rolando Rosa was about to receive a life-saving liver transplant in Texas when he was suddenly told he was being denied. The reason? The hospital found THC and CBD in his system. Rosa uses marijuana as a way to help deal with his pain, and as an alternative to using opioids. Now he’s in a waiting stage as it’s not clear if he’ll be eligible for a liver transplant in the near future. Rosa suffers from hepatic encephalopathy, and will likely need a liver transplant very soon.


Source: reposted by Cannabis News World . Original article by By Joseph Misulonas  |  Sep 6, 2018  |  Learn


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