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DE Marijuana Bill To Hit House Floor

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DOVER, Del. - Maryland did it, now Delaware is one step closer to possibly decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

A state House committee approved amended legislation on Tuesday, which would replace criminal penalties with $250 civil fines for anyone 21 or older in Delaware found possessing an ounce or less of marijuana for personal use.

A prior version of the bill had tried to legalize possessing small amounts of the drug.

Currently, if in possession of small amounts of marijuana, offenders can face up six months in prison and a $1,150 fine.

The amended legislation now heads to the full House for consideration.

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