Delaware lawmakers have resubmitted a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. According to a recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the bill would:
The bill would not allow home grown marijuana.
A similar bill failed in the Delaware House last year by four votes, with five Democratic members refusing to vote on the measure. The outcome could be the same this year. Democratic Governor John Carney does not appear supportive, with his spokesman indicating that “[t]here are still unanswered questions” regarding legalization. The Delaware Chamber of Commerce also opposes the bill because of allegedly inadequate protections for employers and the detrimental impact it may have on tourism. Democratic Attorney General Kathy Jennings has indicated her support for the bill, however, stating “I generally support legalizing marijuana as the logical answer to an outdated policy that has caused more harm than good, particularly in communities of color.”
After the string of defeats for recreational marijuana along the East Coast this year, we will be watching Delaware closely as this legislation proceeds.
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