Senate Bill 90

148th General Assembly (2015 - 2016)

Bill Progress

Signed 6/23/15
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.

Bill Details

5/7/15
Sen. Henry
Rep. Ramone
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
This Act adds intractable epilepsy to the list of debilitating medical conditions for which a physician may supply a written certification for medical marijuana. It also specifically adds disorders such as dystonia which are characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that cause slow, repetitive movements or abnormal postures. Currently no form of medical marijuana is legally available for those with debilitating medical conditions if they are under 18 years old. Medical marijuana oil [cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil] has been proven useful to combat intractable epilepsy and believed to be helpful for such disorders as dystonia as well. These oils don’t have enough “active ingredient” to get someone high. Therefore there is no reason whatsoever not to allow its use for treatment of these conditions, no matter what the age of the person needing its help. The under 18 registry identification cards would be for medical marijuana oil only (analogous to under 21 drivers licenses). The definitions of cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil were taken from legislation enacted in Virginia earlier this year except that this Act’s top THC is 7% while Virginia’s is 5%. It is believed 10-12% is necessary for the oil to get someone high. The definition for intractable epilepsy was taken from legislation enacted in Iowa last year. This Act shall be known as Rylie’s Law.
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