Delaware Governor Signs Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Into Law

jointDelaware 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 possession of cannabis, including four – Colorado, Washington Oregon and Alaska – that have legalized cannabis distribution. The legislation is set to take effect six months from today.

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