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Delaware Governor Meets with Opponents of Marijuana Legalization


Governor John Carney will be meeting with opponents of marijuana legalization on June 1stas Delaware lawmakers consider allowing those 21 and older to buy one ounce from stores around the state of Delaware.

The legislation would also allow cultivation facilities businesses that convert the weed into edibles, liquids and ointments.

The meeting will take place on the campus of Delaware Technical Community College – the same site where he met with supporters of legalization.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that those expressing concerns range from AAA Mid-Atlantic and the Delaware Police Chiefs’ Association to the Medical Society of Delaware and AtTAck Addiction.

But Representative Helene Keeley and state Senator Margaret Rose Henry who sponsored the measure say legalization could bring in as much as $22 million in annual tax revenue.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.