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Marijuana legalization fails in Del. General Assembly — again

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware House of Representatives on Thursday voted down a bill to legalize, tax and regulate the cultivation and sale of marijuana in the First State. The bill fell just one vote short. House Bill 372, sponsored by Rep. Ed Osienski, D-Newark, represents the second half of a two-pronged approach to marijuana legalization. The first half of the effort, HB …

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House set to vote on weed farms, stores. Here’s what you need to know

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware House of Representatives on Thursday will vote on the second of two bills aimed at legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana. House Bill 372 (Part B), sponsored by Rep. Ed Osienski, D-Newark, creates the legal framework for cannabis to be grown and sold in Delaware.  Another bill, HB 371 (Part A), already passed in the House and Senate and …

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Delaware House votes to legalize marijuana possession

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware House of Representatives has passed a bill to legalize marijuana in the First State.  Well, sort of.  What the bill does House Bill 371, sponsored by Rep. Ed Osienski, D-Newark, would make it totally legal to possess one ounce or less of marijuana, except for those who are under the age of 21.  Under the bill, possession of …

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Delaware House to vote on cannabis legalization Thursday

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

If passed, Delawareans could possess up to an ounce of pot without fear of criminal or civil penalties. (Getty Images) The bill to legalize simple possession of up to an ounce of marijuana will be voted on in the House of Representatives Thursday. House Bill 371, sponsored by Rep. Ed Osienski, D-Newark, represents one-half of the latest effort to legalize …

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Weed, taxes, police reform likely to dominate end of GA session

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

With the year-long campaign to pass paid family and medical leave in the rearview mirror, the General Assembly returns to work Tuesday with two months left to focus on the rest of its progressive agenda. When the House of Representatives and Senate reconvene, they will be kicking off a two-month stretch to the end of the 151st General Assembly on …

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Osienski’s joint bills make another run at legalizing pot  

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Rep. Ed Osienski, D-Newark Some thought this year’s fight to legalize marijuana in Delaware was over after House Bill 305 failed in the General Assembly last month.  It’s not.  Rep. Ed Osienski, D-Newark, has since developed new legislation – and a new strategy – that could result in a different outcome. Newly introduced House Bills 371 and 372 would have …

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Cannabis legalization may return for a vote in 2022, sponsor says

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Rep. Ed Osienski, D-Newark. It may not be the end of the line for recreational marijuana legalization in Delaware. While Rep. Ed Osienski’s House Bill 305 was defeated in the House of Representatives after a stunning series of events Thursday, the Newark Democrat said he’s still hopeful that cannabis prohibition could come to an end in 2022.  “I hope there’s …

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Marijuana legalization fails after stunning series of events, political maneuvering

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

House Bill 305, also known as the Delaware Marijuana Control Act, sought to legalize the cultivation, sale and possession of marijuana. (Getty Images) The bill to legalize recreational marijuana in Delaware came to a stunning end in the House of Representatives when it failed after a series of events: A two-hour-long recess was called by Speaker of the House Pete …

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Recreational marijuana bill heads to House floor

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The bill to legalize the sale and possession of marijuana in Delaware moved to the House floor Thursday after earning a stamp of approval from four members of the House Appropriations Committee. The bill was “walked through” the committee, meaning the majority of the committee’s members “signed the backer,” a document that releases the bill for further consideration without the …

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Carney still doesn’t support legal weed

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Photo/Office of the Governor Gov. John Carney said during Tuesday’s weekly COVID-19 briefing that his position on recreational marijuana legalization has not changed: he doesn’t support it.  The statement comes as a bill to legalize the cultivation, sale and possession of marijuana in Delaware makes its way through the General Assembly. House Bill 305, also known as the Delaware Marijuana …