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Position on Marijuana Legalization

Enacted Legislation

Governor Carney signed several marijuana-related bills into law in 2019. Specifically, he signed Senate Bill 37, which expands the pool of those eligible to seek an expungement of their criminal records and Senate Bill 45, which eliminates criminal penalties for low-level marijuana offenses for those under 21 years of age. He also signed into law Senate Bill 24, which expands physicians' discretion to recommend medical cannabis therapy to patients -- including those who suffer from disorders not explicitly listed among the state’s list of pre-qualifying conditions. (Link)(Link)(Link)


“There are still unanswered questions, and he [Governor Carney] believes we should continue to monitor progress in other states that have legalized.” (Link) 5/19/19

Against legalization but willing to hear from proponents. (5/24/17)

"I'm not in favor of [the state legalizing and taxing marijuana]. We ought to learn from the experience of other states that are doing it. I don't think we ought to be out on the edge of that curve." (1/30/17)

Contact John Carney

Email: https://governor.delaware.gov/email-governor-carney/

Web: https://governor.delaware.gov/

Phone: 302-744-4101


Tatnall Building 150 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard South

Dover, DE 19901

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