Dover, DE: Lawmakers have advanced legislation to the Governor’s desk, Senate Bill 60, to facilitate patients’ access to medical cannabis products by expanding the pool of health professionals eligible to provide authorizations.
The measure permits certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants to issue medical cannabis recommendations to those ages 18 and older. Only licensed physicians specializing in pediatric medicine may issue recommendations to those qualifying patients who are 18 or younger.
The bill now awaits action from Democratic Gov. John Carney. Senate Bill 60 takes immediate effect upon passage.
Over 1,000 residents are registered in the state’s medical cannabis access program.