Markell legalizes medical marijuana in Delaware

    The First State is the 16th to legalize medical marijuana. Del. Gov. Jack Markell signed the bill this morning.

    People 18 and older with certain serious illnesses can now possess up to six ounces of the substance, as WHYY’s Bill Cook reports.
    Compassion centers in each of the state’s three counties will grow, cultivate and dispense the marijuana, and labs will be set up to test the drug for harmful chemicals.

    National medical marijuana advocate Noah Mamber said Delaware’s law is one of the county’s strictest.

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