A pair of bills to legalize and regulate marijuana in Delaware have officially been sent to the governor’s desk, meaning he will need to act on them before the end of the month.
While the legislature passed both measures with sizable support last month, advocates remain concerned that Gov. John Carney (D) may again veto the reform as he did last session. He’s avoided commenting on his intentions for the legislation so far this round other than to say he remains concerned about the impact of the reform on impaired driving.
But the clock is now ticking. His office received the simple legalization bill, HB 1, on Tuesday. The complementary proposal to set up regulations for an adult-use market, HB 2, was sent to his desk on Friday.
Under the state Constitution, the governor has 10 days (excluding Sundays) to either sign, veto or allow the measures to take effect without his signature. For HB 1, that deadline is April 22. Carney must action on HB 2 by April 26.
“We have been on a long, multi-year journey with the Marijuana Control Act. We have had countless hearings, debates, stakeholder engagement and deliberations,” Rep. Ed Osienski (D), sponsor of the
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