Gov. John Carney signed into law Senate Bill 24, which will expand access to medical marijuana treatment for Delaware veterans, and other Delawareans, with post-traumatic stress disorder.

The legislation was sponsored by Sen. Margaret Rose Henry, Rep. Paul Baumbach and Rep. Helene Keeley, and passed the general assembly with support from members of both parties. The bill removes the requirement that a psychiatrist must authorize a patient with PTSD to access medical marijuana — making the process consistent with patients with other debilitating conditions treatable by medical marijuana in Delaware.

“This is a common sense and compassionate amendment to Delaware’s medical marijuana law that will expand access to treatment for Delaware veterans and others who live every day with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder,” Carney said. “Thank you to Sen. Henry, Rep. Baumbach, Rep. Keeley and all members of the general assembly for their leadership on this issue.”

For information, visit governor.delaware.gov/legislative-advisories.