Cannabis Use Does Not Negatively Impact Survival Rates in Transplantation Subjects

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A new study from the University of Michigan and published in the journal Current Psychiatry Reports suggests cannabis use would not cause harm for those undergoing organ transplants. Researchers looked at how cannabis use affects transplant patients after surgery, and found, “..sStudies suggest that the overall survival rates in kidney, liver, lung, and heart transplant patients using marijuana are equivalent to non-users… Transplant teams should not de facto exclude marijuana users from transplant listing. … Appropriate stewardship over donor organs, a limited and precious resource, … require[s] a balance of high-clinical standards with inclusive efforts to treat as many patients as possible.”

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