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Medical marijuana wins final vote in Delaware


DOVER, Del. (WKOW) -- Medical marijuana legislation in Delaware only has one more hurdle to overcome - the governor's approval - before becoming law.

The legislation would allow people over 18 to possess up to six ounces of the drug to be used to ease pain brought on by certain conditions.

The bill cleared the House last week and then passed the state Senate by a 17-4 vote Wednesday.

So far, 15 other states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana.

Under the bill, patients would obtain medical marijuana from state-licensed "compassion centers," which would be responsible for growing and distributing the marijuana.

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