The Ethical Thing To Do
Cognitive Dissonance Dept: L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Hospital is denying a liver transplant to a cancer patient because he used medical marijuana - legal in California and prescribed by his Cedars doctor - to ease the effects of chemotherapy. Hospital officials say Norman Smith, 63, must stop using pot for six months, undergo random drug testing, and do weekly substance-abuse counseling before they will consider putting him back on the list. The medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access says Cedars-Sinai should change its policy. It's tough to argue.