California Now Protects Seriously Ill Patients Who Use Medical Cannabis

Governor Jerry Brown signed the first of a series of pending Assembly bills related to medical marijuana earlier this week. Assembly Bill 258 will prevent California hospitals from denying organ transplants to patients who use medical marijuana. The new law will take effect on January 1.

Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a medical marijuana advocacy group, has claimed that hundreds of patients have been denied life-saving organ transplants because they have legally treated their symptoms with medical cannabis.