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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 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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Delaware House of Representatives Passes Legislation to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession

Delaware’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 …

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Legislation to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession Filed in Delaware

Delaware State 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 …

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