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Maine aims to protect Organ Transplant Recipients that use Medical Cannabis

Posted by Sydney Parrish on

     In 2012 a Maine man, Garry Godfrey, was removed from the wait list for a new kidney after waiting for nearly 10 years. He was not finding proper relief for his symptoms of Alport Syndrome through his prescriptions, and turned to Cannabis in hopes of being able to function normally day-to-day. Godfrey reaped the benefits of the plant happily, until he was informed in 2010 that the hospital adopted a new policy. The policy prohibits transplant candidates from using Cannabis, due to a risk of an invasive fungal infection, according to the Maine Medical Center spokesman.      However, people...

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