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Sweet Sixteen: Delaware Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director May 13, 2011

    Earlier this morning Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed legislation to make the “First State” the sixteenth to approve the physician supervised use of medical marijuana. This measure will allow qualifying patients to possess up to 6 ounces of usable marijuana acquired from any of three state-supervised distribution centers. Qualifying conditions for the program include cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder. Full text of the bill can be read here.

    NORML would like to thank all of the activists who contacted their State Senators and Representatives in support of this important legislation. The law must now undergo a one year regulatory and licensing process before the state’s three dispensaries begin operation. We will be sure to keep you posted on Delaware’s medical marijuana program as it develops.

    55 Responses to “Sweet Sixteen: Delaware Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law”

    1. fishcreekbob says:

      Sweet.

    2. MEQ88 says:

      this is good, but legalizing it like alcohol would be even better!!

    3. Bobby D.Denning says:

      Eyes wide open , anyone? Thank GOD for DELAWARE!!! See( Nike ) was right. Just do it !

    4. Bobby D.Denning says:

      Eyes wide open , anyone? Thank GOD for DELAWARE!!! See( Nike ) was right. Just do it ! The up hill battle feels like a down hill battle now.

    5. COtoker says:

      A step forward.

    6. Julio says:

      hell yes

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    9. The Factor says:

      Of course here comes Pharma & Alcohol to tell them ” it’s all about the ” Children ” crap .
      Well, did you know that in thirteen States the leading cause of death is prescription medications & Florida is # 1 in prescription overdoses resulting in death ? Of course, Alcohol has always been a leader in deaths, addiction and health problems but they tell you it’s all about Marijuana and the harm it’s doing to kids .

      WHAT A JOKE .

    10. The Factor says:

      PS ,
      I doubt this would of happened without the support and truth of the people representing NORML .

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