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Bill Expanding Access to Medical Marijuana in Del. Becomes Law

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WILMINGTON, Del.– Delaware Gov. John Carney this week signed into law a Senate bill that will expand access to medical marijuana treatment for the state's veterans, and other Delawareans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

The legislation was sponsored by Sen. Margaret Rose Henry, Rep. Paul Baumbach, and Rep. Helene Keeley, and passed the General Assembly with support from members of both parties. It removes the requirement that a psychiatrist must authorize a patient with PTSD to access medical marijuana, which lawmakers say makes the process consistent with patients suffering from other debilitating conditions treatable by medical marijuana in Delaware.    

“This is a common sense, and compassionate amendment to Delaware’s medical marijuana law that will expand access to treatment for Delaware veterans and others who live every day with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder,” Carney said in a statement. 

 

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