Cannabis Tax-and-Reg Bill Fails In Delaware House

Cannabis Tax-and-Reg Bill Fails In Delaware House - | HempRevs

The bill to create a taxed and regulated cannabis industry in Delaware fell two votes short in the House as one of the co-sponsors was absent for the vote, WHYY reports. The legislation required a three-fifths majority to pass and the bill’s primary sponsor, state Rep. Ed Osienski (D), changed his vote to “no” – a procedural move that will allow the proposal to be brought again before the General Assembly as bills that fail by just one vote cannot be considered a second time.

No Republicans voted for the bill along with just one Democrat – the final vote was 23-15 with two absent and one abstention. That bill required a three-fifths majority to pass the Legislature because it imposes a 15% sales tax on cannabis sales.

The vote comes a week after the Senate sent a decriminalization bill to Gov. John Carney (D). The tax-and-regulate effort was part of a two-pronged approach to enacting broad adult-use reforms in the state. Carney has expressed support for the decriminalization bill – although he has not said whether he will sign it into law.

Following the vote, Zoë Patchell, executive director of the Delaware Cannabis Advocacy Network, called the bill’s failure “quite disappointing.”

“It’s so disappointing because you have significant public support for this bill, and because of the three-fifths majority, we keep coming up short.” – Patchell to WHYY

Under the decriminalization bill on Carney’s desk, possession and use by adults would be legalized while possession of non-medical cannabis by anyone under 21 would still result in a civil penalty, possession of more than one ounce, and public consumption would remain misdemeanors. The bill also allows adults to “transfer,” but not sell for payment or other consideration, an ounce or less to another adult.

The tax-and-regulate legislation would license up to 30 retailers and 15 cultivators and up to 15 manufacturing facilities, the report says. Home cultivation is not permitted under the decriminalization bill or the industry legislation.

Get daily cannabis business news updates. Subscribe

Have an additional perspective to share? Send us a message to let us know, and if your comment is chosen by our editors it could be featured here.

Thanks for reading our latest news article. Stay up to date on the latest hemp news, sourced and approved by HempRevs. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave us a message in the comments!

Sign up for our weekly newsletter to stay up to date on the latest Industry news and follow our site for our next story!

Source Disclaimer: This article was was sourced from Ganjapreneur.com (the Original Publisher). In order to maintain the functionality, trust, and safety of HempRevs.com, the content sourced from the Original Publisher may have been altered. Read the original article here:
Cannabis Tax-and-Reg Bill Fails In Delaware House

Recent Articles

spot_img

Related Stories

Leave A Reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay on op - Ge the daily news in your inbox

[tdn_block_newsletter_subscribe input_placeholder="Email address" btn_text="Subscribe" tds_newsletter2-image="730" tds_newsletter2-image_bg_color="#c3ecff" tds_newsletter3-input_bar_display="" tds_newsletter4-image="731" tds_newsletter4-image_bg_color="#fffbcf" tds_newsletter4-btn_bg_color="#f3b700" tds_newsletter4-check_accent="#f3b700" tds_newsletter5-tdicon="tdc-font-fa tdc-font-fa-envelope-o" tds_newsletter5-btn_bg_color="#000000" tds_newsletter5-btn_bg_color_hover="#4db2ec" tds_newsletter5-check_accent="#000000" tds_newsletter6-input_bar_display="row" tds_newsletter6-btn_bg_color="#da1414" tds_newsletter6-check_accent="#da1414" tds_newsletter7-image="732" tds_newsletter7-btn_bg_color="#1c69ad" tds_newsletter7-check_accent="#1c69ad" tds_newsletter7-f_title_font_size="20" tds_newsletter7-f_title_font_line_height="28px" tds_newsletter8-input_bar_display="row" tds_newsletter8-btn_bg_color="#00649e" tds_newsletter8-btn_bg_color_hover="#21709e" tds_newsletter8-check_accent="#00649e" embedded_form_code="YWN0aW9uJTNEJTIybGlzdC1tYW5hZ2UuY29tJTJGc3Vic2NyaWJlJTIy" tds_newsletter="tds_newsletter1" tds_newsletter3-all_border_width="2" tds_newsletter3-all_border_color="#e6e6e6" tdc_css="eyJhbGwiOnsibWFyZ2luLWJvdHRvbSI6IjAiLCJib3JkZXItY29sb3IiOiIjZTZlNmU2IiwiZGlzcGxheSI6IiJ9fQ==" tds_newsletter1-btn_bg_color="#0d42a2" tds_newsletter1-f_btn_font_family="406" tds_newsletter1-f_btn_font_transform="uppercase" tds_newsletter1-f_btn_font_weight="800" tds_newsletter1-f_btn_font_spacing="1" tds_newsletter1-f_input_font_line_height="eyJhbGwiOiIzIiwicG9ydHJhaXQiOiIyLjYiLCJsYW5kc2NhcGUiOiIyLjgifQ==" tds_newsletter1-f_input_font_family="406" tds_newsletter1-f_input_font_size="eyJhbGwiOiIxMyIsImxhbmRzY2FwZSI6IjEyIiwicG9ydHJhaXQiOiIxMSIsInBob25lIjoiMTMifQ==" tds_newsletter1-input_bg_color="#fcfcfc" tds_newsletter1-input_border_size="0" tds_newsletter1-f_btn_font_size="eyJsYW5kc2NhcGUiOiIxMiIsInBvcnRyYWl0IjoiMTEiLCJhbGwiOiIxMyJ9" content_align_horizontal="content-horiz-center"]