Democrats Ask Drug Policy Office to Do More to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Twenty Democratic senators are asking the Office of National Drug Control Policy to do more to combat the opioid epidemic, according to the Associated Press.
The full Delaware Senate could soon vote on a measure that would legalize medical use of marijuana in the state, the Wilmington News Journal reported June 4.
With no opposition, the measure cleared a Senate committee and headed to the floor, where the lead sponsor plans to seek a vote after making some technical adjustments to the bill, SB-94. The legislation would allow Delaware residents with a state-issued medical-marijuana ID card to purchase up to 6 ounces of the drug for medical use or grow up to 12 plants for personal medical use.
The Medical Society of Delaware has remained neutral on the bill. The legislation was modeled on a measure recently approved in the state of Michigan.