19 Jun Delaware Governor Signs Bill to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession
DOVER, Del. — Gov. Jack Markell signed legislation Thursday decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana in Delaware.
Markell signed the bill privately in the presence of its primary sponsors shortly after it passed the Democrat-controlled Senate on a straight party line vote.
“The governor remains committed to reducing the number of people entering the criminal justice system and refocusing resources where they are needed most,” a Markell spokeswoman said in a prepared statement.
The measure also received no Republican support when it passed the Democrat-led House earlier this month. [Read more from the Associated Press at The Washington Post]
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