Delaware Governor Signs Bill Allowing Medical Cannabis Use on School Grounds

Legislation (Senate Bill 181) allowing medical cannabis patients to use their medicine while on school grounds has been signed into law by Delaware Governor Jack Markell.

SB 181 authorizes patient caregivers to administer cannabis-based medicines such as tinctures and oils to a patient in a “school bus and on the grounds or property of the preschool, or primary or secondary school in which a minor qualifying patient is enrolled.”

“The law is similar to legislation adopted in Colorado and New Jersey – the only two other jurisdictions that explicitly permit qualified patients to utilize cannabis preparations while on school campuses”, says Danielle Keane, Political Director for the National Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).

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Delaware Governor Signs Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Into Law

jointDelaware Governor Jack Markell has signed House Bill 39 into law, the same day it was approved by the state’s Senate. The measure decriminalizes the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis, removing the possibility of criminal penalties or jail time.

Delaware now becomes the 20th state to remove criminal penalties for the personal possession of cannabis, including four – Colorado, Washington Oregon and Alaska – that have legalized cannabis distribution. The legislation is set to take effect six months from today.

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Delaware Legislature Votes to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession; Governor Expected to Sign Bill Into Law

By Robert Capecchi, Marijuana Policy Project

iowabudDOVER — The Delaware Senate approved a bill 12-9 on Thursday that would remove criminal penalties and potential jail time for adult possession of a small amount of marijuana.

The measure, which was approved in the House earlier this month, will now be sent to Gov. Jack Markell (D), who is expected to sign it into law. In a March letter to the editor of The New York Times, Gov. Markell said he is “hopeful that [his] state will decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.”

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Delaware Legislature Unanimously Passes Measure to Legalize Medical Cannabis Oil for Minors

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 unanimousWelcome to Delaware_890_0_0 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

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