On June 5th the Delaware House Revenue and Finance Committee voted in favor of House Bill 110, creating the Delaware Marijuana Control Act. The Delaware Marijuana Control Act regulates and taxes marijuana in the same manner as alcohol. The act allows adults over the age of 21 to legally possess and consume under one ounce of marijuana for personal use. Also, it permits the operation of marijuana businesses if they operate under licenses granted under Chapter 49A of Title 16 but imposes the same limits on hours and holiday sales as apply to sales of alcohol. The bill now turns to the full House, where 25 votes is needed to advance to the Senate.
Furthermore, the Act states that employers are not required to permit the use, consumption, possession, transfer, display, transportation, sale, or growing of marijuana while the employee is at work. Also the act states that nothing in this chapter is intended to affect the ability of employers to: (1) Have policies restricting the use of marijuana by employees at work; (2) Have policies necessary to prevent the loss of a monetary or licensing-related benefit under federal law or regulations; (3) Discipline employees under policies necessary to prevent the loss of a monetary or licensing-related benefit under federal law or regulations; or (4) Discipline employees who are under the influence of marijuana at work.