Medical marijuana has a wide range of health benefits. Researchers have proved that the herb can help in treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, insomnia, and many other conditions.
Currently, cannabis is legal for medical uses in 33 states including Delaware. The state legalized medical marijuana in May 2011 after Governor Jack Markell signed legalization allowing patients 18 and over to use the herb for certain serious conditions.
Since then, a number of patients in the state have benefited from medical marijuana treatment for alleviating their conditions.
There’re two bills that are awaiting consideration in the Delaware General Assembly.
The first bill is—Senate Bill 170—An act to amend title 16 of the Delaware Code relating to medical marijuana
It is for allowing the permitted users to use CBD-rich products for treating anxiety. The bill was passed by the Senate with 19 YES and 2 NO on June 25, 2019.
How CBD Helps in Alleviating Anxiety Symptoms?
Scientists have proved that CBD products have anxiolytic properties and provide better effects than anti-anxiety medications.
Anxiety affects a patient’s life in various ways, causing difficulty in performing daily activities, concentrating on work, etc.
CBD, a non-psychoactive compound, work similarly to serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs like Zoloft and Prozac. The prevent the reabsorption of serotonin in the brain. Additionally, CBD also helps in increasing 5-HT1A transmission and affecting serotonin faster than SSRIs.
As everyone’s condition is different, thus require a different medical marijuana treatment. Get access to the best strain for anxiety for your condition.
The second bill is—House Bill 243—an act to amend title 16 of the Delaware Code relating to the cultivation of medical marijuana by registered qualifying patients and designated caregivers.
This bill allows cannabis users to grow their own cannabis for personal use. The approved users would limit the number of cannabis plants to 12—6 mature and 6 immature plants.
The cannabis plants would have to be in an enclosed area in the home of a cannabis user or the caregiver if any. The Department of Health and Social Services would have the right to inspect the cultivation sites randomly.
Smith, who introduced the bill on 20 June, said, “I think you have to, first off, start looking at it as a medication, so that’s where people need to get to. I think that’s been one of terrible the misnomers about it, (that) most people don’t think of it that way.”
As the assembly session is over now, and neither Senate Bill 170 nor House Bill 243 is passed. But, it’s expected to be passed in the next session. If passed, these bills will help medical marijuana users to expand their rights to use and grow cannabis.
Since cannabis is legal for medical purposes in various states, you require a doctor’s recommendation to use it for your condition. Get a medical marijuana card online.