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Lawmakers in the Delaware House and Senate have unanimously approved a bill that would permit children to take part in the state’s medical marijuana program. The bill now heads to Governor Jack Markell.

The same bill, known as Rylie’s Law, would also allow patients suffering from intractable epilepsy access to the program.

Under the bill, minors under 18 years of age who qualify for the program would be issued special medical marijuana cards. They would only be allowed access to marijuana oils that contain at least 15% CBD and up to 7% THC.

Robert Capecchi, Deputy Director of State Policies for the Marijuana Policy Project, stated that the bill “recognizes the sad truth that kids face serious illnesses too, and it gives doctors one more legal option to help them find relief.”

Meanwhile, Delaware’s first medical marijuana dispensary is set to open in Wilmington on June 26th.

Source:

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2015/44188/delaware-lawmakers-unanimously-approve-allowing-medical-marijuana-oils-by-children/

Photo Credit: Coleen Whitfield

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