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Remembering Norman - How Medical Cannabis Policy Kills Patients

Norman Smith, Americans For Safe Access member - died after being taken off a liver transplant list for using prescribed medical cannabis. Smith, aged 63 had inoperable liver cancer, and the only way he could prolong his life, was to get a liver transplant.

Norman seemed to be making progress in his cancer recovery he was being treated by some of the best doctors in the world at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles he was on a transplant list and he had completed a successful clinical trial that had his doctors dubbing him a miracle man.

However, just two months before Norman was due to receive his life saving treatment, he got a letter from the United Network for Organ Sharing to inform him that he had been removed from the waiting list due to his "substance abuse" Norman stated "I'm not a substance abuser. I'm a taxpaying active citizen of America I was an extreme pain extreme discomfort and was put on huge amounts and various pain medications to deal with"

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