Tag: organ transplants

Study: THC May Prevent Organs From Being Rejected During Transplants

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the primary compounds found in the cannabis plant, may prevent the rejection of organs during a transplant, according to a study published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology. “We are excited to demonstrate for the first time that cannabinoid receptors play an important role in the prolongation …

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California Legislature Passes Bill Prohibiting Medical Cannabis Patients from Being Denied Organ Transplants

California’s full Legislature has given approval to Assembly Bill 258, a proposal to prohibit medical cannabis patients from being denied organ transplants based solely on their use of the medicine, or their status as a patient. The measure was passed by the Senate 33 to 1, and was approved in April by the House 52 …

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Bill to Prohibit Medical Cannabis Patients from being Denied Organ Transplants Passes California Assembly

With an overwhelming 52 to 8 vote, California’s full Assembly has passed Assembly Bill 258, a proposal to prohibit medical cannabis patients from being denied organ transplants based on their cannabis use, or their status as a qualified patient. “Today, I am proud to stand with my Assembly colleagues in support of AB 258, a …

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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 medical 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 …

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10 More Things You Might Not Know About Cannabis

In February we published an article titled 12 Things You Might Not Know About Cannabis. Here, we present the 2nd part to this article.   The government-funded National Cancer Institute is forthright with the fact that cannabis has vast medical value, including tumor fighting capabilities. In drastic contrast to the Drug Enforcement Administration and other government entities, …

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Study: Cannabis May Prevent Organs From Being Rejected During Transplants

A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, and by the National Institute of Health, has found that delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – one of the prime compounds in cannabis – can potentially stop organ transplant rejections from taking place. The study, which found that the higher the dose of THC, the higher the chance of protecting …

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