|House Passes MMJ Bill with Amendments|
Posted by CN Staff on May 05, 2011 at 17:38:24 PT|
By Chad Livengood
Source: Delaware Online
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)
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|Comment #1 posted by FoM on May 05, 2011 at 18:09:42 PT|
By Chad Livengood |
May 5th, 2011
Dover -- The Delaware House of Representatives tonight approved the medical marijuana legislation on a 27-14 vote.
Rep. John Atkins, D-Millsboro, got two amendments added to Senate Bill 17, which means it now goes back to the Senate for another vote.
See Friday’s News Journal for full coverage.
Here’s how they voted:
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