Cannabis Bills In Delaware And Hawaii, MMJ In South Dakota, Taxes In OR And More
Cannabis Legalization Legislation In Delaware, A Hearing Is Coming Soon
Delaware lawmakers filed complementary cannabis legalization bills that would end prohibition, bringing a basic regulatory framework for the cannabis market in the state, reportedMarijuana Moment.
Rep. Ed Osienski (D), who sponsored the legislation (HB 1 and HB 2 Bills), said in a press release: Delaware has been missing an opportunity to participate in the adult recreational marijuana market (...) Weve missed out on hurting the illegal market, creating a new industry with good-paying jobs, and bringing tax revenue into our state that is currently going to nearby states like New Jersey.
Committee hearings on the proposals are already scheduled for the next week.
Hawaii Lawmakers File Marijuana Legalization Bills
Hawaii lawmakers officially filed bills to legalize cannabis in the state, reported Marijuana Moment.
Sponsored separately in their respective chambers, by Rep. Jeanne Kapela (D) and Sen. Chris Lee (D), the bills introductory text reads: Legalization of cannabis for personal or recreational use is a natural, logical, and reasonable outgrowth of the current science of cannabis and attitude toward cannabis (...) The legislature further finds that cannabis cultivation and sales hold potential for economic development, increased tax revenues, and reduction in crime.
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