DHA sent a letter raising concerns with SB 24 and SB 59, which amend Title 16 of the Delaware Code relating to Medical Marijuana. SB 24 would allow a patient to qualify for a valid registry identification card to purchase and use medical marijuana for any condition as long as a physician certifies the benefit. The Act also removes the requirement that only certain specialists may certify the use ofmedical marijuana if the patient is younger than 18 years old. SB 59 would allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to recommend medical marijuana for patients. DHA opposes both bills which seek to expand medical marijuana use in Delaware when more scientific evidence is needed on whether the benefits of marijuana use outweigh the risks.
to read more on DHA's concerns with these two bills.