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House Passes MMJ Bill with AmendmentsPosted by CN Staff on May 05, 2011 at 17:38:24 PT

By Chad Livengood

Source: Delaware Online

 

medical.gif Dover -- The Delaware House approved use of marijuana for medical purposes today, but tacked on additional restrictions to require the drug is distributed in tamper-proof containers and prohibit smoking cannabis in buses and vehicles.

 

The House voted 24-17 on Senate Bill 17, which must go back to the Senate for the upper chamber to consider the changes.

 

The legislation allows Delawareans with cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, post-traumatic stress disorder and other debilitating diseases to get a doctor's recommendation to use marijuana to treat their pain, nausea or illness.

 

Qualified patients would be issued a state identification card.

 

Three state-regulated not-for-profit dispensaries would be established in each county to sell and distribute medical marijuana to qualified patients and caregivers.

 

Patients would have to get a doctor’s recommendation to smoke, ingest or use a marijuana vaporizer after other medical treatment or prescription drugs failed to work, said Rep. Helene Keeley, D-Wilmington West.

 

“Whether you are diagnosed with cancer, whether you are diagnosed with MS, you must have tried other drugs,” Keeley said. “Those drugs must fail first.”

 

Source: Delaware Online (DE)

Author: Chad Livengood

Published: May 5, 2011

Copyright: 2011 Delawareonline.com

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