Delaware removes barrier to MMJ access for PTSD patients

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Delaware’s governor signed a new law to make it easier for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to obtain medical marijuana, a move likely to boost MMJ sales in the state.

Although PTSD was already a qualifying condition in the state, those patients were previously required to get authorization from a psychiatrist before being allowed to purchase medical cannabis, radio station 105.9 FM (WXDE) reported. Senate Bill 24 – which Gov. John Carney signed this week – eliminates that requirement.

The change could be a significant development for the state’s two operational dispensaries, since there were only 2,374 registered patients Delaware in early 2017.

The state’s other licensed dispensary is expected to open in the second half of 2017.