The Delaware legislature’s Adult Use Cannabis Task Force, which is charged with examining the potential effects of legalizing recreational marijuana in the state, will most likely delay the release of its report until the end of February 2018.
Originally slated to be presented to Gov. John Carney on Jan. 31, Delaware Online has reported that the report’s delay was requested by the Keep Delaware Safe and Healthy Coalition, a loose-knit group of organizations opposed to legalization, at the task force’s latest meeting.
Hoping to rob legalization opponents of more talking points, task force co-chair Rep. Helene Keeley granted the request and announced that she would seek a delay.
“To be honest, a lot of dialogue we’re having is sparking a lot of other topics that we need to discussed,” Keeley said, as quoted by Delaware Online. “That’s the whole point of the task force.”
Keeley went on to say that, in addition to seeking a delay, she would also add two more task force meetings to the calendar in late January, although the specifics have not yet been planned.