"We anticipate that those licenses will be issued sometime either this fall or this winter. So there aren't any adult use delivery companies here in the state, but there should be within the next year or two," said DeVaughn Ward, MPP's senior legislative counsel.
"Following years of advocacy, Delaware is closer than ever to finally ending the failed policy of prohibition, a move that has widespread support among Delawareans," said Olivia Naugle, MPP's senior policy analyst.
"With the Senate Judiciary committee passing HB 371 today, Delaware is one step closer to legalizing cannabis for adults this year. Delawareans have long supported ending cannabis prohibition in the state, and we urge the Senate to stand with their constituents to swiftly pass HB 371," said Olivia Naugle, MPP's senior policy analyst.
"With 70% popular support and such a thoroughly vetted, conservative proposal, it is outrageous that it still hasn’t gotten a vote on the merits in the House floor," said Karen O'Keefe, MPP's director of state policies.
"The House of Representatives passing HB 371 today was historic for the legalization effort in Delaware. HB 371 will save thousands of Delawareans from police interactions and citations for simple cannabis possession. This is particularly important as adult-use sales begin in neighboring New Jersey," said Olivia Naugle, MPP's senior policy analyst.
"So if we’re looking to see how our neighbors are proceeding with medical cannabis, I think that it’s important to see the fact that we have a lot more than two growers in all of our neighboring states," said Kevin Caldwell, MPP's southeast legislative manager.
"The F.B.I. is not the one doing the traffic stop. Weed is legal in New Jersey, it’s legal in New York. I think law enforcement in those particular states will mostly be concentrated on personal possession, if you’re impaired, things that violate the law in that individual state," said DeVaughn Ward, MPP's senior legislative counsel.
"The patients of Kansas have patiently waited for years and years for a workable therapeutic cannabis program to be implemented, and we are glad that the legislators on both sides of the fence can work together to create a compromise to better meet the needs of the patients of Kansas," said Kevin Caldwell, MPP's southeast legislative manager.