146th GENERAL ASSEMBLY
DESCRIPTION: AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE CREATING THE DELAWARE MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT.
1. Effective upon enactment.
2. This legislation allows for the state-regulated, non-profit distribution of medical marijuana to persons as suffering from chronic debilitating conditions upon certification by a physician.
3. The bill stipulates that fees generated must be sufficient to offset all expenses of implementing and administering the program; however the first year of implementation would consist of developing regulations for the program and would require a general fund appropriation to hire 1.0 FTE (Public Health Administrator). According to the Department of Health and Social Services full implementation of the program would require an additional 3.0 ASF FTES (an Investigator II, an Administrative Specialist II and a Fiscal Management Analyst) in year 2 the Public Health Administrator position would switch to an ASF position.
Fiscal Year 2012 (10 month funding) $ 72,700 GF
Fiscal Year 2013
Personnel (12 month funding) $253,800 ASF
Travel $ 15,000 ASF
Supplies and Materials $ 2,500 ASF
Contractual Services $ 70,300 ASF
One-time funding $138,500 ASF
Total $480,100 ASF
Fiscal Year 2014 $358,680 ASF
Office of Controller General (Amounts are shown in whole dollars)
March 23, 2011