Delaware House of Representatives Passes Legislation to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession

The Guardian jointDelaware’s full House of Representatives has passed House Bill 39, a proposal to decriminalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis. The vote was 24 to 14.

Under the proposed law, introduced by Representative Helene Keeley (D-Wilmington South), those caught possessing up to an ounce of cannabis would, at most, given an $100 ticket. Smoking in public, however, would remain a criminal misdemeanor with a potential 5-day jail sentence and a $200 fine.

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Delaware: House Committee Passes Cannabis Decriminalization Bill

By Associated Press
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(AP) — A bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana has cleared a Delaware legislative panel and is headed to the House floor for a vote.

House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee members voted 5-to-4 Wednesday to release the bill after its chief sponsor said she would make several revisions to address concerns of police officials.

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Legislation to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession Filed in Delaware

Delaware Statedelaware Representative Helene Keeley has filed House Bill 39, a proposal to decriminalize cannabis possession.

“There’s definitely a generational shift going on here,” says Rep. Keeley. “There are a lot of people out there who, instead of going home and having a martini, or going home and having a glass of wine, they want to go home and take a couple hits. For them that is just as relaxing as having a glass of wine.”

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