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Markell Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into LawPosted by CN Staff on May 13, 2011 at 09:42:29 PT

By Chad Livengood

Source: Delaware Online


medical.gif Dover -- Gov. Jack Markell signed legislation today authorizing marijuana growing, distribution and use for limited medical purposes. The General Assembly sent Markell the legislation on Wednesday.


The governor signed the bill this morning without the usual signing ceremony in order to initiate a one-year regulatory and licensing process for three not-for-profit dispensaries that will be authorized to sell marijuana to qualified patients.


Under Senate Bill 17, physicians could recommend marijuana for patients suffering from cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.


Qualified patients who get a doctors recommendation and a state-issued identification card will be able to purchase up to 6 ounces of marijuana at one of the dispensaries.


“We made clear that this would need to be very limited in scope and actively targeted to only Delawareans with profound and chronic illness like cancer and ALS. It is. This bill needed to be about giving targeted help to the most sick in a way that made medical sense, and it is,” Markell said in a written statement.


Source: Delaware Online (DE)

Author: Chad Livengood

Published: May 13, 2011

Copyright: 2011 Delawareonline.com

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