Delaware is making progress toward becoming the first state to legalize recreational marijuana through legislation, according to a leading cannabis advocate.
The Adult Use Cannabis Task Force, formed after a July resolution by the General Assembly, has met monthly to study the possibility of rec legalization.
Here’s what you need to know:
- State Sen. Rose Henry and Rep. Helene Keeley – who earlier in the year sponsored legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis – are co-chairs of the task force, which is made up of representatives from several state agencies.
- The group is mandated to release a detailed report, including recommendations to the state, by Aug. 18.
- The finance department told the task force that marijuana taxes could generate $25 million-27 million in annual revenue for the state.
- Though no state has legalized adult use through a legislature, Delaware and New Jersey seemingly have legitimate chances to do so in 2018.