From pot to tanning, legislators talk health

    Delaware’s Legislative Hall was abuzz with activity yesterday from the Senate floor to the Governor’s office.

    Delaware’s Legislative Hall was abuzz with activity yesterday from the Senate floor to the Governor’s office.

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    Some of the most spirited action took place in the Senate Hearing Room, where the Health and Social Services Committee addressed a couple of hot topics: medical marijuana and indoor tanning.

    Senate bill 90 would ban indoor tanning for anyone under the age of 14 and restrict use for those between 14 and 17.

    Jeanne Chiquoine of the American Cancer Society:

    Chiquoine: UV radiation is a risk for skin cancer and we certainly want people to be aware of that and this bill is an educational bill that lets people know that there is a risk to using tanning salon.

    The committee also listened to arguments mostly for a bill that would legalize marijuana for medical use.

    Both bills made it out of committee, although there could be some minor changes before the bills go to the House and Senate floor.

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