Can You Donate or Receive a Kidney If You Use Cannabis?

Can You Donate or Receive a Kidney If You Use Cannabis?

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If you are on a waiting list for a donated kidney, liver, or other major organ, or if you are registered organ donor, your cannabis use could disqualify you. But, now some rules are changing (albeit slowly) and that is fantastic news for those who a clinging to life, waiting for a donated organ.

Despite the incredible need for donor organs, recipients and donors who are also cannabis consumers have traditionally been turned away, but new research and state legislatures are changing that. Each year, surgeons perform over 100,000 kidney, liver, and other solid organ transplants. Every 12 minutes, a new person is […]

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