Marijuana restrictions eased for organ transplant candidates at OHSU and Portland VA

By Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian 

Medical marijuana in Portland comes from an ever-growing pot

 

OHSU Hospital has quietly eased restrictions on pot use among people seeking organ transplants, a shift driven in part by the rising number of medical marijuana patients in Oregon.

The hospital in the past year has revisited its long-standing policy that required six months of negative drug screens and even the possibility of drug rehabilitation for marijuana users before patients could be waitlisted for a liver transplant. The revised policy allows marijuana users who meet all other criteria to be waitlisted for liver transplants if a single screen turns up negative.

 

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