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Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Delaware Senate 18-3

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LEWES, Del.- The Delaware Senate passed a medical marijuana bill with a vote of 18-3 late Thursday afternoon. The bill will now move on to the House for consideration.

Senate Bill 17 would decriminalize specific uses of medical marijuana for individuals registered with and certified by Delaware's Department of Health and Social Services. Under the bill, an individual with the proper identification card would be able to obtain up to 6 ounces of medical marijuana per month from a dispensary.

Trevor Wiberg of Rehoboth Beach suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a connective tissue disorder, as well as arthritis and bone spurs. Wiberg spoke before a Senate committee last week in favor of SB 17. Wiberg said he no longer can have an active lifestyle-- or even work-- and the list of pain medications he takes is extensive.

"[The pain] is unbearable," Wiberg said. "If the law doesn't change, I don't know how I'll be able to cope."

Lewes Police Chief Jeffrey Horvath, however, said he worries the bill will send the wrong message. Horvath's brother died from cancer. Horvath said he fears that if his brother would have smoked medical marijuana around Horvath's children, it could have sent the wrong message.

"I think both of my kids would have thought, 'Well Uncle Pete's doing this, so maybe it's not all that bad,' " Horvath said.

Horvath also said he is unsure about the enforceability of SB 17.

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