California Nurses Association/National Nurses United Endorses Proposition 64 to Legalize Cannabis

cnaThe California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, the nation’s largest state organization of nurses, announced today that it has endorsed Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which would legalize cannabis for everyone 21 and older. The initiative is up for a vote on November 8th.

“California Nurses believe strongly that the prohibition and criminalization of marijuana has ruined generations of lives, wasted hundreds of millions of taxpayer of dollars and failed to protect the public health and safety,” said Deborah Burger, President, California Nurses Association/NNU.

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California Medical Association Votes Against Denying Organ Transplants for Medical Cannabis Patients

The California Medical Association (CMA) has voted to approve a resolution urging clinics in the state against removing patients from organ transplant lists based on their use of medicalcma cannabis. Resolution 116-14 was approved with a unanimous vote, which took place during the CMA House of Delegates’ annual meeting this weekend in San Diego.

The resolution opposes “utilization of marijuana use and positive cannabis toxicology tests as a contraindication for potential organ transplant recipients,” and calls on the use of “evidence-based medical findings to guide any alterations in this CMA policy.”

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