It points up the urgency of Congressman Ron Paul’s latest legislation to decriminalize medical marijuana.
The latest case in point comes from Seattle, where a man was denied a liver transplant, after a University of Washington Medical Center committee denied him a place on the liver transplant list.
His crime? Using medical marijuana, even though it is authorized under Washington state law.
The victim, 56 year old Timothy Garon was authorized by his doctor to smoke pot to relieve abdominal pain, ease nausea and help him eat. Garon was suffering from hepatitis C, which he says he contracted as a teenager by sharing needles with what he called “speed freaks”.
He died one week after being denied a place on the transplant list.