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Take Action for Marijuana Law Reform - templates to contact your legislators
House Bill 110 - The Delaware Marijuana Control Act
On March 30, Delaware lawmakers proposed legislation to legalize and regulate marijuana for adults. The Delaware Marijuana Control Act regulates and taxes marijuana in the same manner as alcohol. It allows adults over the age of 21 to legally possess and consume under 1 ounce of marijuana for personal use. It does not permit people to grow their own marijuana.
We only have 3 months to get this passed, therefore it is very important to call, email, or write your legislators and tell them you support HB 110 today !
Please CLICK HERE to find your legislator, and contact them to show your support of HB110.
S.B. 24 - AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA
Here is a bill to ask your legislators to support. S.B. 24 removes the psychiatrist requirement from the MMJ Act. Your doctor will be able to sign for PTSD. It's in the Senate's Health, Children & Social Services Committee. The chair is: Bryan Townsend. The Committee Members are: Stephanie L. Hansen, Nicole Poore, Catherine Cloutier & Ernesto B Lopez. Call them, write them, pay them a visit. They need to hear our wishes.
H.R. 975 - Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017
We are so busy working on changing Delaware law, NORML hopes we are not forgetting the recent federal set backs. White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer said the Trump administration may engage in “greater” efforts to enforce federal anti-marijuana laws in jurisdictions that have legalized and regulated its adult use. The Trump administration sees medical marijuana and adult use marijuana as two distinctly different situations.
If you think like us at Delaware NORML, you also want to prevent the federal government from criminally prosecuting individuals and/or businesses who are engaging in state-sanctioned activities specific to the possession, use, production, and distribution of marijuana.
2. WE the PEOPLE, Your Voice in the White House - Sign This Petition
Delaware NORML South
We would like to announce the new southern chapter of Delaware NORML. Our aim is to unite the northern and southern sections of the state with cannabis education and events. The first meeting was held Feb. 1 at the Georgetown Library, with a strong turn out of about 40 people. Thank you to those who came out in support, and again to our team without whom none of this would have been able to happen. Our next meeting is March 2, click here for more information.
Dear President-Elect Trump,
While out on the campaign trail, you promised to leave decisions relating to marijuana policy to the states. With eight states now having legalized marijuana for adult use, over half the country having medical marijuana programs, and 60% of all Americans supporting legalization -- we think it is clear where we the people stand on the issue, but we want to hear from you. see more...
We're asking our members and supporters to endorse NORML's letter to President-elect Trump demanding that he clarify his position. Please join NORML by adding your name in support of our efforts.
CLICK HERE to send the official letter through NORML
Senate Leader To Introduce Marijuana Legalization Legislation In 2017
Senate Majority Whip Margaret Rose Henry intends to introduce legislation in the 2017 legislative session that legalizes and regulates the adult use and retail sale of marijuana.
The soon-to-be sponsor and author of the state’s medical marijuana legislation said at a recent Medical Marijuana Act Oversight Committee meeting, "Education is suffering. Revenue from legalizing marijuana could help struggling schools and seniors, among other causes and close major budget deficits in Delaware.” The legislation is expected to be introduced in January.
According to recent polling data compiled by the University of Delaware, sixty-one percent of state voters favor legalizing marijuana.
CLICK HERE to contact your lawmakers and urge them to side with the majority of Delaware voters.
Petition to Legalize Cannabis in Delaware Launches
DelawarePetition.com, has launched the official petition to end cannabis prohibition in Delaware on Monday, October 17. With the passage of the medical cannabis program and cannabis decriminalization, cannabis reform activists are making a final push for legalization by urging Delawareans to officially petition their government.
Delaware Cannabis Regulation Letters to the Editor Guide
In case you are not on MPP's Delaware email list, the Delaware Cannabis Policy Coalition is asking us to contribute to the legalization effort by writing a Letter to the Editor. Here is a useful guide for Delaware papers. It gives you info on submitting to five State newspapers. There are also tips and talking points.
Talk to the 6630507 Hand
We, at Delaware NORML, along with the rest of those that support the legalization of cannabis, find the DEA's decision to have cannabis remain a schedule I drug to be outrageous.
A social movement is taking place called "Talk to the 6630507 Hand", where supporters of cannabis legalization write 6630507 on their hand, protesting the hypocrisy of the notion that cannabis has no accepted medical value, despite United States Patent 6630507 which has evidence of cannabis as an antioxidant and neuroprotectant. We support this movement; go check them out.
Know The Law
Marijuana is Decriminalized in Delaware
On June 18, 2015, Gov. Jack Markell signed House Bill 39 (HB39), making Delaware the 20th state to enact a law removing the threat of arrest and jail time for possessing a small amount of leaf marijuana.
HB39 became law on December 18, 2015.
- Possession or private use of 1oz. or less of leaf marijuana (personal use quantity), no criminal record
- $100 civil penalty and leaf marijuana forfeited
Ages 18 - 20
- 1st offense possession of 1oz. or less of leaf marijuana: $100 civil penalty and no criminal record. Leaf marijuana forfeited
- 2nd offense possession of 1oz. or less of leaf marijuana: $100 criminal penalty and unclassified misdemeanor offense. Leaf marijuana forfeited
- Conviction of unclassified misdemeanor for a 2nd or subsequent offense possession may petition to have expunged from records upon reaching 21
Ages 18 and Under
- Still a criminal offense
- Possession of marijuana paraphernalia— $100 civil penalty
- Individuals charged with an unclassified misdemeanor or assessed a civil penalty for marijuana possession, can not be assessed a civil penalty for possession of paraphernalia
Prohibited All Ages
Compounds, derivatives and preparations of marijuana
- Prohibited in public; including, sidewalks, streets, alleys, parking lots, parks, playgrounds, stores, restaurants and any area accessible to the general public
- Prohibited within a 10 foot distance of the above which also includes entrances, exits, open windows or ventilation intakes, public or private
Prohibited to drive under the influence
Delaware NORML supports the RESPONSIBLE use of Marijuana.