Delaware Governor Jack Markell has signed into law legislation that legalizes the medical use of cannabis oil for children suffering from certain ailments. The measure – Senate Bill 90 – was passed unanimously by the state’s legislature.
Sponsored by Senator Ernie Lopez (R-Lewes), Senate Bill 90 allows children with a qualifying medical condition who receive a recommendation from a physician to possess and use cannabis oil that has at least 15% CBD (cannabidiol) or THC-A (tetrahydrocannabinol acid), and no more than 7% THC. Qualifying conditions include seizure disorders and any medical condition that has not responded to standard treatments and that involves intractable nausea, severe muscle spasms or wasting.
The bill, Rylie’s Law, is named after Rylie Maedler who’s 9-years-old and suffers from intractable epilepsy.
Senate Bill 90 takes effect immediately.