Markell Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law
function share_this(num) {
 tit=encodeURIComponent('Markell Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law');
 site = new Array(5);
 return false;

Markell Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law
Posted by CN Staff on May 13, 2011 at 09:42:29 PT
By Chad Livengood
Source: Delaware Online
Dover -- Gov. Jack Markell signed legislation today authorizing marijuana growing, distribution and use for limited medical purposes. The General Assembly sent Markell the legislation on Wednesday.The governor signed the bill this morning without the usual signing ceremony in order to initiate a one-year regulatory and licensing process for three not-for-profit dispensaries that will be authorized to sell marijuana to qualified patients.
Under Senate Bill 17, physicians could recommend marijuana for patients suffering from cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.Qualified patients who get a doctors recommendation and a state-issued identification card will be able to purchase up to 6 ounces of marijuana at one of the dispensaries.“We made clear that this would need to be very limited in scope and actively targeted to only Delawareans with profound and chronic illness like cancer and ALS. It is. This bill needed to be about giving targeted help to the most sick in a way that made medical sense, and it is,” Markell said in a written statement.Source: Delaware Online (DE)Author: Chad LivengoodPublished: May 13, 2011Copyright: 2011 Delawareonline.comWebsite: Medical Marijuana Archives 
Home Comment Email Register Recent Comments Help 

Comment #7 posted by The GCW on May 14, 2011 at 16:57:38 PT
The 5 Worst States to Get Busted With Pot Paul Armentano
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #6 posted by ekim on May 13, 2011 at 21:05:19 PT
good going Ron Paul
tonight on Hardball Rep. Ron Paul was hitting the ball back to Cris as crisp and sharp as i have witnessedhope as time goes on and he is asked more and more about the drug laws Congressman Paul will find the time to talk about how much the People are loosing in each State that is distroying all of the Hemp seeds that have been growing there for decades. In jobs making cloths -fuel- etc etc maybe he could mention all the jobs when showing Hemp For Victory that was made in Ky . fifty some years ago
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #5 posted by Mahakal on May 13, 2011 at 21:01:40 PT
There is no basis for it to be in Schedule I. The National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institutes are a part of, acknowledges cannabis has medicinal use.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #4 posted by HempWorld on May 13, 2011 at 16:00:09 PT
Remember This:
Federal Court: U.S. Can’t Subvert California’s Medical Marijuana Laws
August 20, 2008
“Much as the federal government may prefer that California keep medical marijuana illegal, it cannot force the state to do so.” –Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski SAN JOSE, CA (ACLU) — In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a federal court today held that the U.S. Constitution bars deliberate subversion by the federal government of state medical marijuana laws. “Utilizing selective arrests and prosecutions, the federal government has sought to sabotage California’s reasoned approach to medical marijuana use,” said Graham Boyd, Director of the ACLU Drug Law Reform Project.“For the first time, a court has recognized that a calculated plan by the federal government to undercut state medical marijuana laws is patently unconstitutional. Today’s decision forecasts an end to any organized federal effort to sabotage state medical marijuana laws.” While previous high-profile cases affirmed the federal government’s power to enforce federal drug laws against individual medical marijuana patients and providers on a case-by-case basis, today’s ruling clearly recognizes that a calculated pattern of federal enforcement can render state medical marijuana laws effectively inoperable, which would violate the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. “It is obvious to anyone paying attention that federal officials have gone to great lengths to sabotage state efforts to allow for appropriate medical marijuana use,” said Boyd. “The court made clear that this deliberate interference - once proved - would be unequivocally unconstitutional.” The case, County of Santa Cruz v. Mukasey, originated in 2003 when Bingham McCutchen LLP and the Drug Policy Alliance, along with private attorneys Gerald F. Uelmen and Benjamin Rice, sued the federal government for raiding a Santa Cruz-area medical marijuana cooperative, the Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana. The ACLU and others argued, and the court agreed, that the U.S. Constitution permits states to determine for themselves what is legal and what is illegal under state law, and that the federal government may not deliberately undermine this process. “The federal government has purposely set out to systematically subvert California’s medical marijuana program,” said Daniel Abrahamson, director of legal affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance. “Let us hope that this ruling leads to the merciful end of the federal government’s cruel war on sick and dying medical marijuana patients.” In today’s ruling, which rejected the federal government’s motion to dismiss the case, Judge Jeremy Fogel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division, relied on U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski’s opinion in Conant v. Walters, which stated, in part, “Applied to our situation, this means that, much as the federal government may prefer that California keep medical marijuana illegal, it cannot force the state to do so.” In addition to U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, the lawsuit names as defendants U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents involved in the raid of WAMM, and administrators of the DEA and Office of National Drug Control Policy. The court’s ruling is available online at:
The court’s ruling is available online here.
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #3 posted by HempWorld on May 13, 2011 at 15:57:13 PT
16 States And Counting ...
The pressure on the Feds will become unbearable in order to reschedule Cannabis into Class III or lower.This is a huge victory!
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #2 posted by The GCW on May 13, 2011 at 15:53:35 PT
Delaware YES
[ Post Comment ]

Comment #1 posted by runruff on May 13, 2011 at 10:19:32 PT
Is he a conspirator according to the fed?
If he approves of the growth and distribution of cannabis does this not make him a part of the crime?And what will the state do when the blood suckers and free ride entitlement crowd comes after the good guys?Thank you Governor for being a political laxative and helping to move the log jam along so we get on with our lives.
[ Post Comment ]

Post Comment