Jan 12, 2021
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The General Assembly convened for an unprecedented legislative session today. With the coronavirus pandemic preventing legislators from meeting in person, both chambers will meet via Zoom.
There is increasing momentum for Delaware to move forward with legalization this year. Several seats were flipped in the General Assembly last November, and there are now 15 states — including Delaware’s neighbor, New Jersey — that have legalized cannabis for adults. Rep. Ed Osienski, sponsor of the 2020 legalization bill, plans to introduce a bill again this session.
Replacing cannabis prohibition with sensible regulation would reduce the number of cannabis-related arrests and police interactions, free up law enforcement resources to focus on more serious crimes, and generate a much needed new source of jobs and revenue for the state.
To help get legalization over the finish line this year, email your lawmakers and ask them to support legalization, share this action on social media, and encourage others to do the same. Stay tuned for future updates on the 2021 legalization effort.
Together, we can end prohibition in the First State!