A medical marijuana patient in Los Angeles has been removed from the kidney transplant list at the famed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Toni Trujillo is the second patient in the last year to be removed from the hospital’s transplant lists due to their medical marijuana use. Toni has had kidney problems for most of her life and has been on dialysis for the last five years. She has been using medical marijuana to try and stimulate her appetite. She said that since she has been using marijuana as a medicine, something she has been doing for the last two years, that her protein levels have increased.
Toni’s medical marijuana use is not something she has hidden from her doctors. She reports that she has never had any push back from the hospital about her medical marijuana use, so she was shocked to find out that she had been delisted from the transplant list for “substance abuse”. Toni Trujillo had been waiting on the transplant list for the last six years.