Recreational Marijuana Bill

Delaware Legislators Unveil Recreational #Marijuana Bill

  • As the United States Congress begins debating whether to end the federal prohibition of marijuana, Delaware legislators have unveiled a recreational marijuana bill that would legalize adult use in the state.
  • Introduced by Sen. Margaret Rose Henry and Rep. Helene Keeley, House Bill 110, also know as the Delaware Marijuana Control Act, would legalize marijuana for all state residents aged 21 years or older.
  • “House Bill 110 creates an entirely new industry in our state,” Keeley said, as quoted by Delaware Online.
  • “As the only state in a seven-hour drive to have legalized marijuana, we would become a destination that would attract out-of-state sales, which would have a benefit to our Delaware businesses.”
  • Despite being seen as a “social justice issue,” Keeley went on to say that legal marijuana could bring the state an estimated $22 million a year in tax revenue.

As Congress begins debating whether to end the federal prohibition of marijuana, Delaware legislators have unveiled a recreational marijuana bill.

@MJINews: Delaware Legislators Unveil Recreational #Marijuana Bill

As the United States Congress begins debating whether to end the federal prohibition of marijuana, Delaware legislators have unveiled a recreational marijuana bill that would legalize adult use in the state.

Introduced by Sen. Margaret Rose Henry and Rep. Helene Keeley, House Bill 110, also know as the Delaware Marijuana Control Act, would legalize marijuana for all state residents aged 21 years or older.

Individuals would not be able to personally cultivate marijuana, public consumption would remain illegal and employers would still be able to drug test workers for the substance.

Marijuana flower would be taxed at $50 an ounce, while all other parts of the marijuana plant would be taxed at $15 an ounce. Immature marijuana plants would taxed at $25 per plant. Fees for licensing would cost up to $5,000 for the initial application and an additional $10,000 for annual renewal.

“House Bill 110 creates an entirely new industry in our state,” Keeley said, as quoted by Delaware Online. “As the only state in a seven-hour drive to have legalized marijuana, we would become a destination that would attract out-of-state sales, which would have a benefit to our Delaware businesses.”

Despite being seen as a “social justice issue,” Keeley went on to say that legal marijuana could bring the state an estimated $22 million a year in tax revenue.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo on April 5, 2017, outlining the mission of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, including the creation of a subcommittee to review marijuana enforcement policies, and it did not go unnoticed by public market participants.

On April 6, 2017, United States Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., announced the introduction of a bill to reschedule cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule III, shifting it from a class of drugs categorized as having no medical benefit to a class of drugs categorized as having known medical benefits paired with low rates of abuse and dependence.

Recreational Marijuana Bill

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