Governor John Carney has signed Senate Bill 24 into law. The bill allows those that don’t have a listed qualifying condition to still apply for access to medical marijuana.
Those that do not have a listed qualifying condition can submit that they wish to try a treatment that hasn’t been proven effective, WBOC 16 News says. What this means is that marijuana isn’t accepted as an actual form of treatment, so it’s considered alternative medicine. The treating physician must also certify that the condition is debilitating and severe.
The physician must also certify that all other treatment efforts have been attempted and were not successful. A statement indicating that the patient could benefit from medical marijuana is also required.
The new law should help increase the patient base of Delaware’s medical marijuana program.