Another major hit on the medical marijuana accessibility in Delaware – the opening of First State Compassion Center has been rescheduled for June. This is the second delay that disturbs the treatment of approximately two hundred patients and a reasonable solution might be the marijuana delivery.
Constant troubles for the sick Delawareans since the medical cannabis law was passed in 2011 but marijuana delivery may save the day.
It was first the Governor – Jack Markell who hampered the implementation of the new law under the threat of possible federal intervention. For four years patients were forced to seek alternative sources to relieve their condition. Quite more often than we’d like, these sources were not only illegal, but unreliable and hide many dangers.
Marijuana delivery seems like a good choice since it was announced that Delaware’s first medical dispensary will open doors later than expected. The initially scheduled start was for April, but as a result of electrical issues and seed-growing related difficulties, this date has been changed. Now the 200 registered patients of the state will have to wait until June to purchase their first and legal, Delaware medical marijuana.
Marijuana delivery is not only quicker but also a safe way to provide the patients with treatment.
Since the beginning of the cannabis legalization wave, the number of registered patients in Delaware has tripled. Yet, these people don’t have the necessary access to relief their suffering. Marijuana delivery was a disputable option that raised many questions (mainly concerning regulation) but so far it turns out it works quite well for many patients in other states. While cross-state delivery is forbidden, Delawarean authorities might consider the fact of a temporary solution to the dispensary delay problem.
Many have expressed their concerns about a potential shortage of the medical cannabis. The governor’s spokesman affirmed that supply-related issues won’t occur. Unfortunately, after so many troubles that accompanied the Delawarean medical marijuana legalization, patients just can’t be patient anymore.
According to Health Officials, the current number of people in possess of medical cannabis ID cards is 200. At the same time about 170 more are waiting in line for their applications to be approved. Considering the state law regulations, allowing the cultivation of not more than 150 plants and a reserve of 1,500 ounces, the total number of people who’ll need weed will exceed the ability of supplying.
Despite the relentless efforts of medical cannabis communities, even a marijuana delivery service won’t fix the problems permanently and entirely. More efforts and even more devotion are needed from the authorities in order to meet the needs of patients whose last chance of treatment was delayed again.