The debate over legalized marijuana in Delaware is not going away despite state lawmakers shelving an effort to allow recreational cannabis sales to adults.
After months of delays, Delaware’s second medical marijuana dispensary opened in Sussex County on Friday – just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
Delaware took a major step Thursday toward becoming the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana use.
Piggybacking on “Rylie’s Law,” a newly introduced bill would allow Delaware schools to carry and administer marijuana oil on their premises.
All Democrats voted it, no Republicans did, and the Democratic governor has now signed the bill into law.
The Democratic-backed bill, which permits ownership and use of up to an ounce of marijuana, cleared the state legislature without a single Republican vote.
More than two years after signing a medical marijuana bill into law, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D) signaled Thursday that he is ready to move forward with drafting regulations for dispensaries, or "compassion centers" in Delaware-speak. dispensaries.
Following the unexpected suspension of Delaware's medical marijuana law this week, state Senator Margaret Rose Henry is encouraging Gov. Jack Markell to reconsider.
Delaware's legalization of medical marijuana has fizzled in the wake of legal opinions that growers, distributors and state employees could be prosecuted under federal drug laws.
Lawmakers taking their time implementing medical marijuana law.