Del.: Raise your voice for medical cannabis patients

Jan 28, 2020

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Del.: Raise your voice for medical cannabis patients

Ask your lawmakers to allow patients to grow their own medical cannabis.

Although the Delaware General Assembly enacted a medical cannabis law in 2011, many patients continue to needlessly suffer because they can’t afford their medicine.

House Bill 243 would give patients another option — the ability to securely cultivate their own medical cannabis. Let your state legislators know Delaware patients deserve the same freedom patients in most other medical cannabis states enjoy.

You can also speak out in person at a hearing TOMORROW both for HB 243 and for another bill to expand patients’ rights — SB 79. SB 79, which already passed the Senate, would clarify that individuals are not forbidden from possessing or buying a firearm under Delaware law merely because they are medical cannabis patients.

What: Hearing on HB 243 (medical cannabis home cultivation) and SB 79 (medical cannabis patient non-discrimination in firearms rights) before the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee

When: Wednesday, January 29, at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Delaware House Minority Caucus Room, 411 Legislative Avenue, Dover, DE 19901

*Note that two other bills are also on the committee’s agenda for this meeting.

If you attend, please dress in business or business casual and treat all lawmakers — even opponents — with respect and courtesy. We’ve seen many lawmakers change their position to support reforms, but aggression and hostility will only make it harder to move these important bills. Please also try to limit your testimony to no more than three minutes.

And finally, spread the word to other Delawareans so that they, too, can raise their voices for compassion.