Libertarian Party of Delaware Supports Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana 

Update 6/28/2017: The original article stated that the Libertarian Party of Delaware released the resolution when it was the State Board who released the resolution. The original resolution was tabled at the Delaware Party’s convention and the leadership of the party released the below resolution to show their support for the bill. The resolution does not represent support from every member of the Libertarian Party of Delaware.

Via Sean Goward, Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Delaware

 

The Leaders of the Libertarian Party of Delaware released a statement today on the state’s Marijuana Control Act that would allow adults 21 and over to use marijuana recreationally and have the drug regulated like alcohol products. The bill does not allow home growing of Cannabis.

The State Board’s statement supporting the bill can be found below:

For Immediate Release:

Statement regarding HB110

While, in the estimation of the State Board of the Libertarian Party of Delaware, HB 110 is not a perfect bill, we support its passage for the sake of legalization of Cannabis for recreational use. We anticipate that if passed, this bill will help alleviate the opioid epidemic in Delaware, ease the strain on our criminal justice and penal systems, and create a new market for business in Delaware. In next year’s General Assembly, we would like to see the legalization of home grow and the exposure of sweetheart deals meant to give certain businesses a corner in the cannabis market, which discourage innovation and entrepreneurship.

Author: Luke Henderson

Since joining the Libertarian Party in 2016 (after discovering Gary Johnson as a disaffected Bernie Sanders supporter), Luke Henderson has been active in the liberty movement through journalism, and political activism. At the beginning of 2017, Luke had his first piece of writing published by Being Libertarian and quickly became a contributor to the libertarian news site, The Libertarian Vindicator. Through the Vindicator, Luke discovered his passion for addressing critics of the philosophy and bringing together different factions of liberty lovers which compelled him to become an editor for The Libertarian Coalition, a forum dedicated to an open-minded discussion of libertarian ideas from all walks. After many guest contributions to Being Libertarian, Luke was asked to join the website as a contributor, where he writes his column Scoring For Liberty, which discusses sports, politics, and economics from a libertarian lens, and his Educator series that seeks to strengthen libertarian’s understanding of educational techniques and policy to better arguments against public education. Luke is one of the District 1 Executive Committeemen for the Missouri Libertarian party, and the founder of the Missouri Chapter of the Libertarian Positivity Caucus. Outside of politics, Luke is a paraprofessional for the Special School District of St. Louis, a musician, composer, and a loving husband and father.

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  1. The Libertarian Party of Delaware does not support HB110. A resolution to do so was defeated at their March Convention. This information is not correct.

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