A Delaware House committee has given the green light to an adult-use cannabis legalization bill.
H.B. 305 would create a legal framework for the sale and possession of cannabis in the state, as well as a business licensing structure. Adult-use cannabis would be regulated similarly to alcohol under the legislation, WDEL.com reported, with adults 21 and older able to purchase up to one ounce at a time.
The bill would create up to 30 retail licenses within 16 months of the legislation being signed into law, according to the news outlet.
Last year’s adult-use proposal, H.B. 150, also cleared the House Health & Human Development Committee before it ultimately stalled due to a debate over a social equity fund included in the legislation.
This year’s bill now heads to the full House for consideration.