It’s not exactly a death panel, but one Los Angeles hospital has apparently decided that the lives of marijuana users are not as valuable as the lives of others.Here's my problem - there's no such thing as legal marijuana use in California. Yes, the state passed a Medical Marijuana law some years ago, but under Federal law which supersedes state law, marijuana use is still a federal crime. The fact that the Feds refuse to enforce the law is irrelevant.
Legally smoking marijuana for medical reasons can get you taken off Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s transplant lists, The Huffington Post reports.
Toni Trujillo was on the hospital’s kidney transplant list for six years when she was told she had been removed from the list for “substance abuse.”
Trujillo has been smoking marijuana legally, using the drug for two years to stimulate her appetite. This helped her increase and maintain protein levels while on dialysis.
Therefore, marijuana use is never legal in California and if the hospital decides to take people off the transplant list for illegal activity, that should be their right.