Still work to do, say marijuana advocacy groups

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Marijuana advocacy groups who worked to help legalize marijuana in Delaware say there is still work to do. That includes urging Attorney General Kathy Jennings to drop all pending cannabis offenses, making sure that testing positive for pot won’t get someone’s parole or probation revoked, allowing marijuana to be grown at home and bird-dogging the process and progress of regulations …


Marijuana legal in Delaware Sunday; Carney won’t sign, veto

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Government

Gov. John Carney said Friday that even though he disagrees with legalizing marijuana and creating a regulated and taxed industry, he will allow the two bills that do that to become law without his signature. “I want to be clear that my views on this issue have not changed,” he said in a Friday afternoon press release. “I understand there …


Carney says state has “spent too much time” on marijuana

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Gov. John Carney dodged a question about whether he’ll sign the two marijuana bills now sitting on his desk. “I’m not going to make any news tonight,” he told a woman at the New Castle Airport Tuesday night, where he was holding the first of a series of Town Halls. The presentation in front of 60 people who packed the …


Will Carney let marijuana bills become law without signing?

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

The state representative who has been pushing the legalization of marijuana for years sent out a press release Friday that broadly hints Gov. John Carney will allow that to happen without signing two bills that hit his desk this week. Both House Bill 1 and House Bill 2 passed the General Assembly in March. HB 1 would legalize the possession …

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State Troopers urge Carney to veto marijuana bills

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware State Trooper Association has put out ads urging Governor John Carney to veto two bills related to marijuana legalization in the state. The ads say the trooper believe legalization will lead to more driving deaths and ask Delaware residents to call Carney’s office to urge him to veto both bills. House Bill 1 and House Bill 2 passed …

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Richardson urges Carney to veto marijuana bills

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Sen. Bryant Richardson has asked Gov. John Carney to veto bills dealing with the legalization of marijuana. “The dangers associated with legalization of recreational marijuana were ignored by those who voted for the bills,” the Laurel lawmaker said in an open letter he released Friday. “But the dangers are real.” House Bill 1 and House Bill 2 would legalize recreational …

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Marijuana bills fly through Senate, head to Carney. Again.

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Bills that would legalize marijuana and set up a state-monitored legal sale industry passed the Delaware Senate and are headed to the governor. Only one Republican voted for House Bill 1, which would legalize marijuana use in Delaware. It passed 16 to 4. Sen. Eric Buckson, R-Dover, partially attributed his vote to his libertarian values of letting his neighbor relax …

creates a tax system for legal marijuana in Delaware. The Senate votes next. (Wesley Gibbs photo from Unsplash)

Delaware House approves marijuana tax bill

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that creates a tax system for legal marijuana in the state. House Bill 2, which passed 27-13, is a companion bill to House Bill 1, which was passed by the House the other day and would legalize marijuana. HB2 next goes to the Senate. Gov. John Carney vetoed a similar …