Legislation to legalize the medical use of cannabis oil for children suffering from a variety of ailments passed Delaware’s House of Representative Thursday with a unanimous 40 to 0 vote. It passed the Senate last week, also unanimously (21 to 0).
Under Senate Bill 90, sponsored by Senator Ernie Lopez (R-Lewes), children with a qualifying medical condition who receive a recommendation from a physician would be authorized 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 now goes to Governor Jack Markell for consideration.