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Cannabis supporters rally to override Carney’s veto

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Lawmakers, activists and citizens gathered in front of Legislative Hall Tuesday to encourage the General Assembly to override Gov. John Carney’s veto of House Bill 371, the bill to legalize marijuana possession. Carney vetoed the bill in May citing questions about the long-term health and economic impacts of recreational marijuana use. “I respect the Legislative Branch’s role in this process, …

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Public given chance to comment on marijuana possession bill

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A bill to legalize the possession of an ounce of pot or less was released from a House committee Tuesday and will advance to the House floor for a vote. The bill initially appeared to fail, but after votes were gathered from committee members who were absent, it was revealed to have passed. House Bill 371 came before the House …

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Bentz, Dems refuse to allow public comment on marijuana bill

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Multiple lawmakers walked out of the House health committee Wednesday in protest of a vote to release a marijuana legalization bill without hearing public comment.  After facing backlash from Republicans, House Democrats announced the bill will be reassigned to the committee and members of the public will be permitted to provide comments after the legislature returns from recess in May. …

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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 …