delaware

  1. Ron Strider

    How Delaware Is Lining Up To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    Delaware appears to be on the verge of becoming the first state in the Mid-Atlantic to legalize retail sales of marijuana for recreational use by adults. In Dover on Wednesday, a governor's task force reviewed changes to a proposed bill that also could make the state the first to legalize...
  2. Ron Strider

    Delaware Law Enforcement Officials Eye Reinforcement Of Gun Ban For Marijuana Users

    As lawmakers consider whether to legalize recreational marijuana use, some law enforcement officials are suggesting new steps to ensure that marijuana users in Delaware are prohibited from buying guns. William Bryson, police chief for the town of Camden and chairman of the Delaware Police...
  3. Ron Strider

    Delaware Panel Continues Talks On Legalized Marijuana

    A state panel formed to consider issues surrounding the legalization of recreational marijuana is resuming its work this week. Wednesday's meeting of the task force meeting will focus on public safety and criminal justice issues involving legalization. Presentations are scheduled from...
  4. Ron Strider

    NY: Men Had 100 Lbs Of Marijuana

    Three Delaware County men were arrested on felony charges after state police investigated an illegal marijuana-growing operation in the town of Meredith, said authorities who seized about 100 pounds of processed marijuana and seven long guns. Richard Lane, 59, of Walton; Edward Lane, 48, of...
  5. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Legalization Foes Ask Delaware Task Force For Concessions

    A state legislator pushing to legalize marijuana in Delaware says she's willing to give in to a series of requests from groups opposing her effort. The state chamber says it wants protections from some of the thorny legal issues that might arise from employees abusing the drug. Other groups...
  6. Ron Strider

    DE: Marijuana Task Force To Tackle Safety, Local Control Today

    How would a legalized marijuana industry in Delaware function? A 25-member task force charged with answering that question will roll up its sleeves Wednesday and begin discussing some of the more pressing issues around that question. The Adult Use Cannabis Task Force will hold its second...
  7. Ron Strider

    DE: Marijuana Legalization Not A Given

    The News Journal's Sept. 7 story about the first meeting of the Adult Use Cannabis Task Force outlined the numerous social, economic, criminal justice, health care and drug treatment-related issues that arise as part of the debate around legalizing recreational marijuana use in Delaware. While...
  8. Ron Strider

    Debate Continues Over Legal Marijuana In Delaware

    The debate over legalizing marijuana in Delaware is about to begin anew, just weeks after legislators declined to consider the issue. A 25-member task force charged with studying how Delaware might regulate and tax legal weed will hold its first meeting today at 10 a.m. in Dover's Legislative...
  9. Ron Strider

    Delaware And Maryland Grapple With Marijuana

    The first legal crop of marijuana has started to grow in Maryland. And industry officials say products should be available in medical marijuana dispensaries by 2018. The Washington Post reported Saturday that at least two licensed cultivators have marijuana plants growing. They are ForwardGro...
  10. Ron Strider

    DE: Medical Marijuana Now Sold In Lewes 'Compassion Center'

    Delaware isn't letting just anyone use marijuana – yet. But it's available to people with certain medical conditions who have gotten no relief from traditional medicine. First State Compassion Center (FSCC) opened Sussex County's first medical cannabis facility on May 26. In order to use...
  11. Ron Strider

    DE: Cannabis Bill In Limbo As Session Winds Down

    Some states fought to legalize the selling of alcohol during national Prohibition, and Rep. Paul Baumbach (D-Newark) said Delaware needs to do the same with marijuana. In Baumbach's eyes, a view he shares with a handful of his constituents in the state, this starts by passing House Bill 110...
  12. Ron Strider

    DE: Sparks Fly Over Marijuana Legalization

    Politically influential opponents of Delaware's marijuana legalization bill voiced their concerns Thursday in a roundtable conversation with Gov. John Carney and the bill's sponsors. A gaggle of cannabis legalization activists watched on and many offered opinions during a comment session...
  13. Ron Strider

    Delaware House Committee Will Hold Hearing For Marijuana Legalization Bill

    The Delaware House Revenue & Finance Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday at 3 p.m., for legislation that, if passed, would tax and regulate the recreational use of marijuana for adults in Delaware. The committee will hear testimony before voting on House Bill 110, also known as the...
  14. Ron Strider

    Delaware: Legal Recreational Marijuana Is On The Horizon

    The state of Delaware is on a trajectory to legalize recreational use of marijuana, having approved medical marijuana use by prescription and decriminalized other uses. The First State also has an energized and organized citizenry lobbying on behalf of full legalization. If that happens...
  15. Ron Strider

    Legalize It, Say Delaware Marijuana Backers Of HB 110

    Advocates of a global movement to legalize marijuana urged dozens of supporters at a Rehoboth Beach march and rally to lobby state elected officials, especially those in Sussex County, to pass a measure that would legalize the herb in Delaware. Passage of House Bill 110 would tax and regulate...
  16. Ron Strider

    The Faces Of Marijuana Legalization In Delaware

    If you think supporters of legalizing marijuana are all pot-smokers and hippies, think again. After winning several legislative victories over the past few years, a close-knit corps of advocates is putting its full weight behind the Holy Grail of marijuana reform: Legislation that would make...
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    Could Delaware Become A Tax-Free Cannabis Haven?

    Neill Franklin, former undercover narcotics cop in Baltimore, was at the PAL in Wilmington, Del. last night making a case for legal marijuana. "Marijuana is what gets us [the police] into your pockets, into your cars and into everything else," Franklin told the group. Delaware...
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    Cannabis Bureau Of DE Invites Public To Town Hall To Discuss Legalization In Delaware

    The Cannabis Bureau of Delaware invited the public to attend a town hall to discuss marijuana regulation in the First State. "The goal for the Cannabis Bureau of Delaware is to tax and regulate cannabis like alcohol for adults 21 and older," said Co-Chair of the CBD Zoe Patchell. "We'd like...
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    DE: New Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Open In Kent County In 2017

    Kent county will soon be home to a new medical marijuana dispensary. 47 ABC reports that Columbia Care, announced last week that is has been selected as a licensee to serve patients in the state of Delaware. The company's manufacturing facility and pharmacy are set to open in Kent County...
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    DE: New Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Open In Kent County In 2017

    Kent county will soon be home to a new medical marijuana dispensary. 47 ABC reports that Columbia Care, announced last week that is has been selected as a licensee to serve patients in the state of Delaware. The company's manufacturing facility and pharmacy are set to open in Kent County...