Medical Marijuana Patients In California Are Being Denied Organ Transplants, But That Could Soon Change

February 24, 2015 3:20 PM

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Medical Marijuana Patients In California Are Being Denied Organ Transplants, But That Could Soon Change

Justin Turley has suffered from cirrhosis, a degenerative liver disorder that keeps him in near-constant pain, for 13 years. Shortly after his diagnosis, frustrated by the side effects of pharmaceutical medications he said turned him into a "zombie," he started using medical marijuana to treat his symptoms.

"I was able to eat again; I could deal with the pain and not have to be completely removed from social situations," the San Diego resident told The Huffington Post. "It helped me alleviate my problems without all the complications."

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