Delaware House Committee Approves Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill
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Delaware House Committee Approves Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill

House Bill 305 cleared the Health & Human Development Committee Jan. 26.

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January 27, 2022

A Delaware House committee has given the green light to an adult-use cannabis legalization bill.

House Bill 305, a modified version of last year’s adult-use legislation, House Bill 150, cleared the Health & Human Development Committee Jan. 26, according to a WDEL.com report.

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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.