A vote on a Delaware marijuana legalization bill that was scheduled in the House of Representatives for Thursday has been canceled, despite attempts by the sponsor to propose amendments to reach the three-fifths supermajority support threshold needed to pass it. Rep. Edward Osienski (D), who filed the measure, said lawmakers need more time to consider a series of proposed changes before reaching a consensus and moving forward. House Bill 150 is an extremely important piece of legislation with many complicated moving parts,” he told WDEL. “In recent days, a number of amendments have been filed by myself and other legislators that would make significant changes to the bill as written. Accordingly, my colleagues and I need time to consider the implications of these various amendments before bringing the bill to the House floor for a vote.”The legislation could be rescheduled for consideration as soon as next week. In an apparent effort to build buy-in among legislators, Osienski introduced several amendments on Tuesday, including some that would gut key social equity provisions. One proposed revision would eliminate language to establish a fund to provide financial assistance to equity businesses.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 06/10/2021 11:51:00