Tax and Regulate

Delaware Gov. Carney signs expungement bill, two additional marijuana policy reforms sent to his desk!​

Ask your representative to support HB 110 to legalize, tax, and regulate cannabis for adults 21 and older.

Delaware's legislature adjourned on June 30, after making some modest but important improvements to marijuana policies. Since the General Assembly holds a two-year session, bills that did not get votes will roll over and pick up where they left off in January 2020.

The legalization bill, HB 110, was approved (8-3) by the House Revenue and Finance committee on June 5 and is now pending in the House Appropriations Committee. To pass HB 110 in 2020, it is very important to keep pressure on the General Assembly and continue our organizing efforts in the interim.

Ask your state rep to stand with 61 percent of Delawareans and vote YES on HB 110.

To go the extra mile, let us know if you're up for volunteering to phone bank to generate phone calls in key districts. You can make calls on your own schedule, from home.

Yesterday, Gov. John Carney signed SB 37 into law, which provides for the expungement of certain misdemeanor and felony convictions. This bill will allow for a single cannabis misdemeanor conviction to be expunged after five years and a single cannabis felony conviction to be expunged after seven years.

Additionally, two important bills passed the legislature and are headed to Gov. Carney:

  • SB 45, a bill to expand decriminalization to those under 21; and

  • SB 24, which would allow patients with any severe and debilitating medical condition to qualify for medical cannabis if they have exhausted other treatments, and the treatments have been ineffective or had prohibitive side effects.

Ask the governor to sign these important bills — SB 45 and SB 24. Call him at (302) 744-4101shoot him an email, or weigh in on Twitter.

Meanwhile, HB 243, a bill to allow medical patients to grow their own cannabis, was introduced on June 20 and is pending in the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.

It is past time Delaware end cannabis prohibition and replace it with a system in which cannabis is taxed and regulated similarly to alcohol. After you contact your rep, please forward this message to your family and friends in Delaware.

Together, we can end prohibition in 2020!

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Medical Marijuana

Delaware Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Improvement Bill

Jul 13, 2017 Maggie Ellinger-Locke

Delaware, HB 110, Margaret Rose Henry, psychiatry, PTSD, SB 24

On Wednesday, Delaware Gov. John Carney signed SB 24 into law. Now, patients in the First State suffering from PTSD will no longer need to visit a psychiatrist in order to obtain a certification for medical cannabis. They can instead get their certifications signed by any physician. The change to the program takes effect immediately.

The bill — known as the Bravery Bill — was sponsored by Sen. Margaret Rose Henry, who is also sponsoring Delaware’s adult use cannabis bill, HB 110. An earlier version of SB 24 would have also added anxiety disorders to the program, but that language was removed from the final bill.

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