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Maine Committee Passes Legislation to Prevent Medical Marijuana Patients from Being Denied Organ Transplants

A key committee in Maine has given approval to legislation designed to protect medical cannabis patients from being denied organ transplants. LD 764 has been given approval by the Join Standing Committee on Health and Human Services with a close 7 to 6 vote. According to its summary, “This bill prohibits the medical use of …

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Study: Cannabidiol May Treat Autoimmune Myocarditis and Other Autoimmune Disorders

Myocarditis is a major cause of heart failure and sudden cardiac death in young adults and adolescents, with many cases of myocarditis associated with autoimmune processes. Now, a new study published this month by the journal Molecular Medicine, has found that the cannabis compound cannabidiol is an effective treatment option for autoimmune myocarditis and potentially …

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California Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Bill to Prohibit Patients from being Denied Organ Transplants

California’s Senate Health Committee has unanimously passed a bill that would prohibit medical cannabis patients from being denied organ transplants based on their cannabis use, or their status as a qualified patient. The proposal has already passed the state’s full Assembly with a 52 to 8 vote. Specifically, Assembly Bill 258 will ensure that “A …

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