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US (DE): Democratic governor vetoes cannabis legalization bill

On Tuesday, May 24, the Democratic governor of Delaware announced that he had vetoed a bill to legalize cannabis that the legislature sent to his desk earlier this month.

It was no secret that Gov. John Carney (D) wasn’t keen on legalization, despite the issue’s popularity, especially within his own party. But advocates were holding out hope that he would at least allow the simple measure to legalize possession and sharing of cannabis for adults 21 and older to become law.

In a statement, the governor said that he supports allowing people to access cannabis for medical purposes and feels that “individuals should not be imprisoned solely for the possession and private use of a small amount of cannabis.” But he doesn’t believe Delaware should go beyond its current policies.

“I do not believe that promoting or expanding the use of adult-use cannabis is in the best interests of the state of Delaware, especially our young people,” he said. “Questions about the long-term health and economic impacts of adult-use cannabis, as well as serious law enforcement concerns, remain unresolved.”

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