2 Bills In Delaware Would Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis Sales, Possession
For a decade, Democrats have been trying to legalize recreational marijuana in Delaware
House lawmakers introduced two bills Friday to legalize and create a recreational marijuana industry in Delaware, setting up a likely fight within the Democratic Party this legislative session.
For a decade, Democrats have been trying to legalize recreational marijuana in Delaware, only to be blocked by members of their own party – namely Gov. John Carney. Efforts reached a climax last year when a legalization bill passed both chambers but was then vetoed by Carney, who is staunchly against it.
Efforts to overturn the veto, which in itself was rare in Delaware, failed. Several Democrats who voted for the legislation initially backed down after the governor’s veto. House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf has also previously been against the legalization legislation.
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