Delaware Senate Approves Cannabis Legalization Bills

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If they become law, the bills will make Delaware the 22nd state in the union to legalize adult-use cannabis. Carney will heed the will of the people and allow Delaware to become the 22nd state to legalize cannabis. Cannabis policy reform has garnered widespread support among Delawareans for years. Cannabis Policy Reform Marches Forward The neighboring states of New Jersey and Maryland have also passed legislation to legalize cannabis for use by adults, making Delaware one of the few holdouts in the Northeast left to end the prohibition of marijuana. Less than half (47%) of Republicans said cannabis should continue to be against the law, while 42% of GOP respondents support legalization. “With this latest vote, the fight to legalize cannabis in Delaware is nearing the finish line.

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The first measure, House Bill 1, which would legalize cannabis for adults, passed the Senate with a vote of 16-4, while House Bill 2, legislation to set up a framework for regulated recreational marijuana sales, was approved by a vote of 15-5. If they become law, the bills will make Delaware the 22nd state in the union to legalize adult-use cannabis.

The bills now head to the desk of Delaware Governor John Carney, who last year vetoed legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis, making him the only Democratic governor in the nation to...

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