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Marijuana Expungement Bill Passed Unanimously by Delaware House, Already Passed Senate

Delaware’s full House of Representatives has passed a bill to provide mandatory expungement eligibility to those convicted of a marijuana offense that is now decriminalized. Senate Bill 197 passed the House today in a unanimous 40 to 0 vote, which comes less than three weeks after the Senate passed the measure 20 to 0. It will …

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Delaware Senate Unanimously Approves Marijuana Expungement Measure

Legislation to provide mandatory expungement eligibility to those convicted of certain marijuana offenses has been passed by Delaware’s full Senate. Senate Bill 197 was passed yesterday by Delaware’s Senate in a unanimous 20 to 0 vote, with one member abstaining. According to the measure’s synopsis, “This Act provides mandatory expungement eligibility to individuals who were convicted …

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Delaware Lawmakers Vote to Establish Marijuana Legalization Task Force

Delaware’s full Assembly has voted to create a marijuana legalization task force. The Adult Use Cannabis Task Force, approved by the Assembly on Saturday, is designed to “study adoption of a model for regulation and taxation of adult-use cannabis in Delaware, including local authority and control, consumer safety and substance abuse prevention, packaging and labeling …

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Delaware Governor Signs Bill Allowing Medical Cannabis Use on School Grounds

Legislation (Senate Bill 181) allowing medical cannabis patients to use their medicine while on school grounds has been signed into law by Delaware Governor Jack Markell. SB 181 authorizes patient caregivers to administer cannabis-based medicines such as tinctures and oils to a patient in a “school bus and on the grounds or property of the …

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Delaware Marijuana Possession Laws

Delaware Marijuana Possession Laws:   1 ounce or less: Penalty: None   1 ounce to 175 grams: Penalty: Misdemeanor with up to 3 months in jail and a maximum fine of $575.   175 grams to 1,500 grams: Penalty: Felony with up to 3 years in prison.   1,500 grams to 3,000 grams: Penalty: Felony with …

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Cannabis Possession Now Decriminalized in Delaware

The possession of up to an ounce of cannabis is no longer a criminal offense for those 21 and older in Delaware, thanks to House Bill 39 officially taking effect at 12:00am EST on Friday, December 18th. The new law makes it so that those 21 and older caught possessing up to an ounce of …

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Delaware: Law Decriminalizing Cannabis Possession Takes Effect Tomorrow

House Bill 39, a bill to decriminalize cannabis possession which was given approval by lawmakers in Delaware earlier this year, officially takes effect tomorrow, December 18th. Under the new law, the possession and use of up to an ounce of cannabis will no longer be a criminal offense for those 21 and older, but instead …

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Delaware Governor Signs Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Into Law

Delaware Governor Jack Markell has signed House Bill 39 into law, the same day it was approved by the state’s Senate. The measure decriminalizes the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis, removing the possibility of criminal penalties or jail time. Delaware now becomes the 20th state to remove criminal penalties for the personal …

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Delaware Legislature Votes to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession; Governor Expected to Sign Bill Into Law

By Robert Capecchi, Marijuana Policy Project DOVER — The Delaware Senate approved a bill 12-9 on Thursday that would remove criminal penalties and potential jail time for adult possession of a small amount of marijuana. The measure, which was approved in the House earlier this month, will now be sent to Gov. Jack Markell (D), …

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Delaware Senate Committee Approves Bill to Remove Criminal Penalties for Cannabis Possession

The Delaware Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill 4 to 2 on Wednesday that would remove criminal penalties and the possibility of jail time for those caught possessing up to an ounce of cannabis, instead making it a simple civil infraction similar to a traffic ticket. House Bill 39, introduced by Representative Helene Keeley (D-Wilmington …

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