Delaware legalizes medical marijuana

WILMINGTON, Delaware Fri May 13, 2011 5:23pm EDT

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WILMINGTON, Delaware (Reuters) - Delaware became the 16th state on Friday to legalize marijuana for medical use after the governor signed the bill into law.

The law allows patients who certify they have a serious medical condition such as cancer to possess up to six ounces, or 170 grams, of marijuana.

State-licensed centers will be allowed to grow the marijuana and dispense it to patients 18 and older.

Democratic Governor Jack Markell signed the bill in private without a ceremony, according to his office.

The state Senate passed the measure on Wednesday by a 17-4 vote.

California was the first state to allow marijuana for medical use in 1996.

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Apperson wrote:
Glad to see Delaware joining with other states and recognizing that medicinal marijuana is useful for some people including those with PTSD, TBI and exposure to Agent Orange

David Apperson, Veterans Advocate
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http://www.potcard.org/2011/05/medical-marijuana-id.html

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