Brief: Legal MMJ Moves Forward in Delaware

Great news for the people of Delaware: the state Senate there has approved a bill allowing the medical use of cannabis in The First State, with 18 yea votes and only 3 nays. That vote was on Thursday, March 31st.

Senator Robert Venables (representing Laurel) told the press that using marijuana for medicinal reasons will help ease the unncessary suffering of cancer patients and others.

This bill would give authorized users of medical marijuana legal permission to possess up to six ounces of the drug, which would be obtainable from “compassion centers” which much be registered with the state.

The bill now moves to the Delaware House of Representatives for their review or approval, and then, if it’s approved, to the governor for signature or veto.

Here’s hoping the other half of the Delaware legislature does the right thing, and gives this bill resounding support.

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3 Responses to Brief: Legal MMJ Moves Forward in Delaware

  1. SkillitHits247 says:

    This is great news for the residents of Delaware. Hopefully, the Govenor and House of Representatives will recognize their residents need for healthier alternatives to ease their pain and illness. If it is flipped and vetoed, it will not only hurt the patients in need of their much needed medical cannabis but the state will also loose out on an opportunity to pay off any deficit the state may have or use the state tax to give back to Delaware’s community. Best of luck to the residents of Delaware!

  2. lindzzz says:

    This is a great turning point for Deleware; the fact that medical cannabis was approved by the senate is a great accomplishment. I think that politicians are beginning to realize that at least half of the people in the U.S. believe in the healing qualities of medical marijuana. When we finally get a majority percentage I think that other states will follow this example. I know it isn’t a concrete law yet, it still needs to go through the governor and the House. But I do think that they all want to voice the concerns of the people, and one of the major concerns for their citizens is a safer alternative to harmful prescription pills and shots.

  3. Chief says:

    Yes, another state that has taken the blindfold off their eyes and actually considered allowing it’s patients to reap the benefits of this wonder plant. I think that the more states that allow for this to go on then maybe the federal government will see that it is ok to seek other options that the companies who make pills and whatnot don’t always have to be the only route to take.