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Timothy Garon

Born: Sep 13, 1951

Death: May 2, 2008

Nationality: United States

Timothy Garon

Date of Birth : Sep 13, 1951
Date of Death : May 2, 2008

Timothy Dean Garon was an American singer/songwriter who was denied a liver transplant by the University of Washington Medical Center due to his legal use of cannabis. Garon contracted the hepatitis C virus and received medical cannabis under the supervision of a physician in compliance with Initiative 692 of the State of Washington's Medical Use of Marijuana Act of 1998. The law makes it legal for patients to use, possess and cultivate cannabis with a medical certificate according to state law, but not according to U.S. federal law. Garon's physician "authorized Garon to smoke pot to alleviate nausea and abdominal pain and to stimulate his appetite." The issue raises ethical concerns regarding future transplants. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Marijuana Policy Project posted blogs on the internet addressing Garon's story.

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