Gov. John Carney has vetoed a bill that would have legalized cannabis for all adults 21 and older in Delaware.

The legislation, House Bill 371, was passed by both the state House and Senate earlier this month. The bill has been sitting on Carney’s desk awaiting his signature, which would have made Delaware the nation’s 19th legal state.

Instead, Carney chose to reject the bill earlier this morning.

The governor’s action sets up a showdown with the legislature, which would need a 3/5ths vote to override Carney’s veto. Carney is a Democrat, and both houses of the legislature are majority Democrat.

The legislature may well have the votes to do it—which would mark the first successful veto override in Delaware since 1977.


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