Delaware eases PTSD patient access to medical marijuana

Delaware’s four medical marijuana dispensaries could see an uptick in business thanks to a change in state law that makes it easier for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder to obtain MMJ.

Under the new law, PTSD patients can get a recommendation for medical cannabis from any licensed physician. Previously, PTSD patients had to receive a recommendation from a licensed psychiatrist in the state to get a medical cannabis card.

Delaware Gov. John Carney signed the Bravery Bill, as the new measure is known, into law on Thursday.

Delaware currently has two operational dispensaries, both run by First State Compassion Center.

A third dispensary, run by multi-state cannabis company Columbia Care, is set to open this fall, while the most recent business to get a license – New Jersey-based Compassionate Care Research Institute – will open in 2018.

– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily

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