Delaware

Wed
02
Sep

Medical cannabis failing Delaware patients

I am fortunate to live in a state that recognizes, to a degree, the medical benefits of cannabis (marijuana).  It effectively eases my  symptoms, unlike any of the various side-effect-laden, addictive drugs prescribed for my conditions.

The program, however, is falling short of its potential.

The two Compassionate Care Centers in Sussex have severe supply problems that limit their effectiveness for patients.  They too often have none of the product that a patient relies on, be it dried cannabis flower, concentrates, or edibles.  One of the two centers rarely has THC-containing product other than on their weekly delivery day; the other is more reliable but runs out at times during the day.  The product availability within categories is inconsistent. 

Tue
07
Apr

Delaware Becomes Next State to Offer Medical Cannabis Delivery

Delaware appears to be the next to join the ranks of states to offer delivery services to medical marijuana patients in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Delaware chapter of NORML trumpeted the news on Friday, saying that state “officials, lawmakers and compassion center owners are working together to quickly roll out delivery options for cannabis patients.” 

Tue
24
Mar

Michigan is smoking more marijuana than any other state during coronavirus pandemic, survey says

Quarantine caused by the global outbreak of COVID-19 is forcing people across the world to find ways to entertain themselves.

In Michigan, people are lighting up.

According to a Twitter survey conducted by the health blog bodynutrition.org, Michigan residents are smoking marijuana more than any other state during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Analysts used trends software with direct access to geotagged twitter data to arrive at the conclusion.

Tue
04
Feb

Delaware Lawmakers Seeking Support For Updates in Medical Marijuana Laws

The sponsor of a bill allowing medical marijuana patients in Delaware to grow their own pot said Wednesday that he was tabling the measure to buy time to gain support for the proposal.

The bill sponsored by Rep. Michael Smith allows a patient to have up to six mature plants and six immature plants. Designated caregivers could cultivate marijuana for no more than three qualifying patients.

Fri
31
Jan

Delaware Lawmakers Eye Revisions To Medical Cannabis Rules

The sponsor of a bill allowing medical marijuana patients in Delaware to grow their own pot said Wednesday that he was tabling the measure to buy time to gain support for the proposal.

The bill sponsored by Rep. Michael Smith allows a patient to have up to six mature plants and six immature plants. Designated caregivers could cultivate marijuana for no more than three qualifying patients.

The home growing operations would be subject to tracking and monitoring and would have to comply with specific conditions, including growing the plants in an enclosed, locked facility with an electrical system that meets state and local codes. The bill also allows landlords, homeowners associations, or common interest communities to prohibit the cultivation of marijuana.

Thu
30
Jan

USDA Green Lights Another Three State Hemp Plans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the latest states to have their plans approved under the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program.

Delaware, Nebraska and Texas all scored a guernsey, adding to the original state plans approved late last year –  those for Louisiana, New Jersey and Ohio.

As well as states, a number of Indian tribes have also had their plans approved:

Tue
28
Jan

Delaware cannabis advocates rally for increased medical access with home grow!

Delaware cannabis patients and advocates will gather in Dover on Wednesday to rally support for The Delaware Patient Right to Grow Act, House Bill 243. This change would allow registered patients and registered caregivers to grow medical cannabis at home. The bill will have a hearing in the House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee where committee members accept public comment before voting to release the bill to the full House for consideration.

Hearing details:
Wednesday 1/29/20 @ 2:30PM
House Minority Caucus Room 
411 Legislative Avenue 
Dover, DE 19901

Mon
23
Sep

20 States expected to fully legalize marijuana by 2024

The legal marijuana industry is budding before our eyes. What had once been considered a taboo industry that was swept under the rug by lawmakers has now become a front-and-center issue, as well as a big-time moneymaker for investors and companies involves in the pot industry.

Wed
14
Aug

Delaware Governor signs Law reducing marijuana possession penalties for juveniles

Democratic Gov. John Carney has signed legislation amending criminal penalties for juveniles who violate the state’s marijuana possession laws.

Senate Bill 45 eliminates criminal penalties for low-level marijuana possession offenses (up to one ounce) for those under the age of 21. Instead, juvenile offenders will face a fine-only civil penalty. Those with past criminal convictions for juvenile offenses will be eligible for the mandatory expungement of their records.

The new law took effect immediately upon signing.

Wed
26
Jun

Delaware: Medical marijuana bills propose using drug to treat anxiety, letting users grow own

With five days left in legislative session, two last-minute bills to expand medical marijuana users’ rights await consideration in the Delaware General Assembly. 

One bill would expand who has access to medical marijuana and the other would allow some approved patients to grow their own medical marijuana.

The first, SB 170, would allow permitted patients with anxiety to treat their symptoms with CBD-rich products. The bill passed the senate Tuesday afternoon with two dissenters, Senators Dave Lawson (R- SD 15) and Bryant Richardson (R- SD 21).

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