DE HB1 | 2023-2024 | 152nd General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 31-0)
Status: Passed on April 23 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-04-23 - Enact w/o Sign by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This Act removes all penalties for use or possession of a personal use quantity of marijuana and marijuana accessories. It further specifies that the adult sharing of a personal use quantity or less of marijuana is legal activity for those 21 years of age or older and that those 21 or older may possess, use, display, purchase, or transport accessories and personal use quantities of marijuana without penalty. When transporting in a vehicle, those items must be in a closed container or otherwise not readily accessible to anyone inside the vehicle. The statute also specifies certain activities which remain unlawful. Finally, the definition of "personal use quantity" of marijuana is updated to include not only 1 ounce or less of leaf marijuana, but also equivalent amounts of marijuana product in other forms.

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An Act To Amend Title 16 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Marijuana.


Roll Calls

2023-03-28 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 16 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2023-03-07 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 28 N: 13 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2023-04-23 Enact w/o Sign by Governor
2023-03-28 Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 4 NO 1 ABSENT
2023-03-15 Reported Out of Committee (Health & Social Services) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
2023-03-07 Assigned to Health & Social Services Committee in Senate
2023-03-07 Passed By House. Votes: 28 YES 13 NO
2023-01-25 Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 7 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
2023-01-25 Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 7 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
2023-01-20 Introduced and Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House

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