A examine inspecting the impression of hashish on liver transplant outcomes discovered there have been none

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Researchers in the liver transplant study suggest that the results “can serve as a guide for future guidelines regarding marijuana use in LT candidates, although confirmation using larger cohorts is warranted.”

The information can also be of use to U.S. states that prevent cannabis users from giving or receiving organ donations, according to the High Times.

A shot of a man smoking pot.“Past or present use of marijuana prior to transplantation does not appear to affect liver transplant results, although tobacco smoking is still harmful.” /. Photo from iStock / Getty Images Plus

In a blog post, the National Organization for Reform of the Marijuana Law reports that the UCLA study results are in line with other previous research that found weed use “is not contraindicated in patients receiving organ transplants.”

A study published in 2018 found that “past or present, past or present use of marijuana before transplantation had no impact on liver transplant results, although tobacco smoking is still harmful.” Another study found in the same year : “Unlike illicit drug use, marijuana use was not associated with worse results on the LT waiting list.”

However, research published two years ago in the Canadian Liver Journal has shown that “The high incidence and increasing use of cannabis invites the need for healthcare providers to become familiar with potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs) in individuals who received selected psychotropic drugs, plus the use of medicinal cannabis and / or recreational cannabis. “

The study makes it clear that despite “no noticeable contraindications” there are still unanswered questions and “long-term data are required to elucidate the future of cannabis in CLD (chronic liver disease).”

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