Delaware lawmakers introduce bill to legalize marijuana

Delaware lawmakers are yet again considering legislation to legalize marijuana in the First State.

House Bill 150, if passed, would allow adults over the age of 21 to legally possess and consume under one ounce of marijuana for personal use.

The bill would not permit people to grow their own marijuana at home, a provision that was also blocked in past legislative attempts.

This is one of several bills introduced since 2017 to legalize cannabis, all of which failed to gain enough support to pass.

A 2018 University of Delaware poll found that 61 percent of Delawareans support the legalization of marijuana.

The bill currently awaits consideration in the House Health & Human Development Committee. No Republicans have signed onto the legislation at this time.

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