Gerald Lacroix says it was tough financial times, including losing his job working in auto parts, that landed him in a single-room-occupancy hotel in the Downtown Eastside four years ago.
Denied a Liver Transplant for Using Medical Marijuana, and Dying for It — The Heartlessness of Prohibition
The tragic fate of Norman B. Smith is all you need to know about to see how senseless it is to make consumption of marijuana a crime.
Patient advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) recently discovered that a second patient at has been denied a transplant in the past year because of their medical marijuana use. In response, ASA sent a letter today to the Cedars-Sinai Transplant Center on behalf of Toni Trujillo, a qualified medical marijuana patient who was removed from the kidney transplant list earlier this year. Trujillo has had kidney problems for most of her life and has been on dialysis for the past 5 years, ever since an existing kidney transplant began failing.