Teen Denied Double-Lung Transplant After Smoking Marijuana

Yeah, we know marijuana is illegal (in most states) and you could make the argument about medicinal marijuana as well.

This kid, Riley Hancey, was in the hospital for 10 days when his lungs collapsed.  Doctors told him he needed a double lung transplant in order to live. But because he tested positive for THC (the main ingredient of weed), he was denied the transplant.

"Riley did smoke marijuana on Thanksgiving night with his friends," Mark Hancey, told KSL Monday. "It's not like he's a smoker for 30 years and (had) deteriorating lungs because of that."

This is some messed up stuff if you ask me.  Like, let the kid get the transplant.  It isn't like he was some avid pot smoker...and even if he was, who cares?

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