(CBS) Waltman is in need of a transplant but was denied. Another option, a medical pump which could extend her life from days, to years was also denied.
“It’s devastating, for the whole family,” said Babcock, getting emotional.
Waltman uses medical marijuana for pain management and comfort. Her family says it’s her cannabis use and potentially other factors that led to the denial.
A 2015 state law prohibits discrimination against medical cannabis patients in the organ transplant process, but the doctor has the final say determining if a patient’s cannabis use mixed with other factors could impact a transplant.