IN A LETTER TO LAWMAKERS EXPLAINING HIS VETO, CARNEY SAID IT’S ALREADY LAWFUL FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS IN DELAWARE TO POSSESS FIREARMS UNDER STATE LAW. (GETTY IMAGES)

Carney vetoes medical marijuana gun bill

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware Gov. John Carney on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have allowed medical marijuana patients to possess firearms without fear of prosecution by the state. It’s illegal under federal law for medical marijuana patients to purchase or own firearms. That wouldn’t have changed under House Bill 276, but patients who are not otherwise prohibited from possessing firearms would have …

Delaware House votes to legalize marijuana possession

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware House of Representatives has passed a bill to legalize marijuana in the First State.  Well, sort of.  What the bill does House Bill 371, sponsored by Rep. Ed Osienski, D-Newark, would make it totally legal to possess one ounce or less of marijuana, except for those who are under the age of 21.  Under the bill, possession of …

Bentz reverses course: Pot bill to get full public hearing

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Rep. David Bentz, D-Christiana Concerned citizens will have a chance to offer public comment on a marijuana legalization bill after all.  Multiple lawmakers walked out of the House Health and Human Development Committee Wednesday after the majority of the committee’s members voted to release the bill without first hearing public comments.  During the meeting, a House attorney said rules do …

Osienski’s joint bills make another run at legalizing pot  

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Rep. Ed Osienski, D-Newark Some thought this year’s fight to legalize marijuana in Delaware was over after House Bill 305 failed in the General Assembly last month.  It’s not.  Rep. Ed Osienski, D-Newark, has since developed new legislation – and a new strategy – that could result in a different outcome. Newly introduced House Bills 371 and 372 would have …

Dems won’t need GOP votes to pass recreational marijuana bill

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A new bill to legalize the cultivation, sale and possession of marijuana in Delaware is likely to make its way before the General Assembly this year. House Bill 305 — also known as the Delaware Marijuana Control Act — builds on last year’s House Bill 150, which was released from committee but never heard on the House floor.  The Marijuana …