Will Carney let marijuana bills become law without signing?

Posted on 04-14-2023

The state representative who has been pushing the legalization of marijuana for years sent out a press release Friday that broadly hints Gov. John Carney will allow that to happen without signing two bills that hit his desk this week.

Both House Bill 1 and House Bill 2 passed the General Assembly in March.

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HB 1 would legalize the possession of marijuana and HB 2 would create and regulate a legal recreational marijuana industry for adult users.

Rep. Ed Osienski, D-Newark, refers to the bills collectively as the Delaware Marijuana Control Act.

In his press release, he pointed out under Delaware law, the governor has 10 days, not including Sunday, from the time his office takes receipt of the bill to either sign the bill into law, veto the bill or take no action and allow it to become law without a signature.

HB 1 was sent to the governor on Tuesday, which means the 10th day would be Saturday, April 22, Osienski’s email said.

HB 2 was delivered on Friday, April 14, which means the 10thh day would be Wednesday, April 26, the email pointed out.

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Betsy Price

Betsy Price

Betsy Price is a Wilmington freelance writer who has 40 years of experience.