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Delaware Could Become The First State To Legalize Adult Use Marijuana Through Legislation
As the first state to ratify the United States Constitution, Delaware officially became known as The First State. Now, six years after approving a state-wide medical marijuana program, and two years after passing a bill to decriminalize cannabis possession, Delaware could become the first state to legalize adult use marijuana through legislation. As of today, the District of Columbia and eight other states have legalized adult use through ballot measures. Initiatives and referendums — collectively known as ballot measures, propositions, or simply questions, differ from most legislation passed by representative democracies. Ordinarily, an elected …
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Cannabis Decriminalization Bill (HB 39) Introduced To Delaware Lawmakers
DOVER, DE – A cannabis decriminalization bill known as House Bill 39 was introduced in the state of Delaware on January 29, 2015, and is designed to replace criminal penalties with civil violations for cannabis possession. Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Introduced In Delaware Sponsors of the bill include State Representative Helene Keeley (D), Senators Margaret Rose Henry and Bryan Townsend, and 10 of their colleagues. Under HB 39, possessing up to one ounce of cannabis will result in a civil fine of $100. If not paid within 90 days, the fine will double. Currently under Delaware’s cannabis policies, …
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Poll Shows Delaware Is Overwhelmingly Ready To Decriminalize Cannabis
In a recent Public Policy Polling survey released by Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), over two-thirds of Delaware voters (68%) are in favor of marijuana decriminalization. They supported the replacement of criminal penalties for a civil offense that is punishable for a fine of up to $100 for those caught with possession of up to an ounce of marijuana. In addition to this, the poll showed 51% of Delaware voters showing their support for making cannabis use legal for adults 21 and older, while taxing and regulating it like alcohol. Delaware Voters Show Support For Cannabis …
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Delaware May Permit Just One Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Delaware Proposed New Medical Marijuana Regulations Earlier this month, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services issued their proposed medical marijuana regulations. Under the regulations, the state would only allow the operation of one dispensary, or compassion center. Further, the sole location would be limited to 150 plants and 1,500 ounces of cannabis at any given time. Subsequently, the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) submitted comments about the regulations on behalf of medical marijuana patients and “potential providers” to the Division of public health on Monday. According to …


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