Delaware Legislators Take Another Crack At Cannabis Bill

Delaware’s latest bill to legalize marijuana is expected to get its first floor vote in the House this week, facing what will likely be its biggest hurdle.

The bill to legalize recreational marijuana — House Bill 150 by Rep. Ed Osienski, D-Newark, which would let people 21 years or older buy up to an ounce of weed from a licensed seller — is scheduled for a vote on the House floor on Thursday, he said.

Lawmakers have been perennially unsuccessful in the fight to legalize weed in Delaware, but more pressure is on the state than ever before after New Jersey voters legalized it through a ballot initiative in the November election and other nearby states move to follow suit.

If the First State does not legalize it, many residents will simply cross state lines to buy the drug, funnel tax revenue into other governments’ coffers and then return home to consume it, advocates said.




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