This article, written by NORML, appears here with permission.

Delaware took a major step toward ending cannabis prohibition today when House members passed legislation (HB 2: a/k/a the Delaware Marijuana Control Act) to legalize an adult-use market. The bill passed 27 – 13 -1, a two-thirds supermajority with bipartisan support. 

Longtime advocates applauded lawmakers for tenaciously working to advance the measure and for voting in line with public sentiment. 

“The people of Delaware overwhelmingly support cannabis legalization and we deserve to see our legislature finally make this important change in 2023,” said Delaware Cannabis Advocacy Network Executive Director Zoë  Patchell.

HB2 easily cleared the three-fifths majority required for any proposed Delaware law that institutes a new tax, a hurdle that proved difficult in years past.

“It has taken more than a decade of work on the part of grassroots volunteers and our bill sponsors to get to this historic victory,” said Patchell. “The people have always …

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