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Delaware Governor Vetoes Latest Pot Legalization Legislation

May 24, 2022, 5:16 PM

Delaware Gov. John Carney on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have removed criminal marijuana penalties.

Carney (D) said he didn’t let the bill (H.B. 371) become law because “I do not believe that promoting or expanding the use of recreational marijuana is in the best interests of the state of Delaware, especially our young people.”

“Questions about the long-term health and economic impacts of recreational marijuana use, as well as serious law enforcement concerns, remain unresolved,” he wrote in a veto message.

This was the fifth time legalization advocates tried to get recreational cannabis legalized in ...