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SB 17 - Authorizes Medical Marijuana - Delaware Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes Medical Marijuana

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that authorizes the possession of marijuana for patients with certain conditions who have been prescribed marijuana for medical use by a certified physician.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes patients with the following conditions to use marijuana if prescribed by the patient's physician (Sec. 1):
    • Cancer;
    • Crohn’s Disease;
    • Alzheimer’s Disease;
    • Glaucoma;
    • HIV/AIDS; and
    • Hepatitis C.
  • Exempts qualifying patients from being subject to arrest, prosecution, or denial of usage of marijuana prescription (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the possession of up to 6 ounces of marijuana for medical use (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes civil fines of up to $3,000 to those in violation of sections from this bill (Sec. 1).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Authorizes Medical Marijuana

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the possession of marijuana for patients with certain conditions who have been prescribed marijuana for medical use by a certified physician.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes patients with the following conditions to use marijuana if prescribed by the patient's physician (Sec. 1):
    • Cancer;
    • Crohn’s Disease;
    • Alzheimer’s Disease;
    • Glaucoma;
    • HIV/AIDS; and
    • Hepatitis C.
  • Exempts qualifying patients from being subject to arrest, prosecution, or denial of usage of marijuana prescription (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the possession of up to 6 ounces of marijuana for medical use (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes civil fines of up to $3,000 to those in violation of sections from this bill (Sec. 1).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Authorizes Medical Marijuana

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes patients that have been certified by their physicians to be prescribed marijuana for medical uses only.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes patients with the following conditions, among others, to use marijuana if prescribed by their physician (Sec. 1):
    • Cancer;
    • Crohn's Disease;
    • Alzheimer's Disease;
    • Glaucoma;
    • HIV/AIDS; and
    • Hepatitis C.
  • Exempts qualifying patients from being subject to arrest, prosecution, or denial of usage for holding a marijuana prescription (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes civil fines of up to $3,000 to those in violation of sections from this bill (Sec. 1).

 

NOTE: THE LEGISLATION'S ENACTMENT CLAUSE REQUIRES AN AFFIRMATIVE VOTE OF 2/3 OF THE CHAMBER'S MEMBERS FOR PASSAGE.

NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED A THREE-FIFTHS MAJORITY VOTE TO PASS.

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