Timothy Garon had advanced Hepatitis C and needed a liver transplant to survive. Because he was very sick his doctor prescribed medical marijuana to him to alleviate nausea and abdominal pain and also to stimulate his appetite.
Now while waiting to see if he could get on the list for a transplant he was denied because he was a marijuana user. A user with his doctor's blessing in accordance with Washington State Law.
Swedish Hospital in Seattle agreed to reconsider if he would avoid marijuana use for six months and enroll in a 60-day drug treatment program...but these same doctors also agreed that his liver disease was too advanced for him to last that long anyway.
He died yesterday.