Legislation to legalize the medical use of cannabis oil has passed Delaware’s full Senate, the same week the state’s House of Representatives gave approval to a bill that would decriminalize cannabis possession.
Under Senate Bill 90 w/ SA2, sponsored by Senator Ernie Lopez (R-Lewes), those with a variety of medical conditions – including cancer, HIVAIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, PTSD and epilepsy – would be authroized to possess and use cannabis oil that has at least 15% CBD (cannabidiol) or THC-A (tetrahydrocannabinol acid), and no more than 7% THC, given they receive a recommendation from a physician.
“This is what constituent-driven legislation is all about, and I was just really honored that the family reached out to me and asked for me to carry this bill forward,” said Senator Lopez.
The bill, often called Rylie’s Law, named after a 9-year-old Rylie Maedler who suffers from intractable epilepsy.
The bill now heads to the House for consideration.