Delaware

DOVER, Del. (Sept. 5, 2018) – Last week, Deleware Gov. John Carney signed a bill expanding the state’s medical marijuana program and a bill creating a process to expunge the sentences of people charged under the state’s marijuana laws prior to decriminalization. These two laws take further steps toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition in effect in Delaware.…

DOVER, Del. (July 5, 2018) – Last week, the Delaware House unanimously gave final approval to a bill that would create a process to expunge the sentences of people charged under the state’s marijuana laws prior to decriminalization. Passage into law would take another step toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition in effect in Delaware. Sen.…

DOVER, Del. (June 22, 2018) – On Wednesday, the Delaware Senate gave final approval to a bill to expand the state’s medical marijuana program, further nullifying federal prohibition of cannabis in effect.  Rep. Peter Schwartzkopf (D-Rehoboth Beach) and 23 bipartisan co-sponsors introduced House Bill 374 (HB374) in April. The legislation would add glaucoma, chronic debilitating…

DOVER, Del. (Jun. 12, 2018) – Last week, a Deleware Senate committee passed two bills that would expand the state’s medical marijuana program and its cannabis decriminalization laws, further nullifying federal prohibition of cannabis in effect.  Rep. Peter Schwartzkopf (D-Rehoboth Beach) and 23 bipartisan co-sponsors introduced House Bill 374 (HB374) to add glaucoma, chronic debilitating…

DOVER, Del. (May 24, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Delaware House would allow certain students to opt out of Common Core Standards and testing, a small step toward nullifying nationalized education in the state. Introduced by Rep. John Kowalko (D-Newark) in January with 12 bipartisan co-sponsors, House Bill 60 (HB60) would give parents…

DOVER, Del. (May 14, 2017) – On Wednesday, a Delaware Assembly committee passed a bill to legalize marijuana for recreational use, taking a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice. House Bill 110 (HB110) was introduced by Rep. Helene Keeley (D-South Wilmington) and 13 co-sponsors. The legislation would legalize marijuana under a tax-and-regulate…

DOVER, Del. (April 18, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Delaware Senate would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most…

DOVER, Del. (Apr. 11, 2017) – A bill filed in the Delaware House would legalize marijuana for recreational use, taking a step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in the state. House Bill 110 (HB110) was introduced by Rep. Helene Keeley (D-South Wilmington) and 13 co-sponsors. The legislation would legalize marijuana under a tax-and-regulate…