Sometimes, even the smallest state can make a huge difference, as we have seen with the marijuana debate that is plowing through the United States. When you compare our country with other nations that are participating in this phenomenon, you have to admit that the case is undoubtedly the most peculiar (so far). Overall, prohibition and pro-cannabis views have clashed for forty years, and now over thirty states have moved in favor of the little green plant. While we’re familiar with East Coast players Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont, one little state has still made its mark by legalizing medical cannabis for patients. So how has the first state in our union succeeded? Let’s take a closer look at some facts about legal marijuana in Delaware.
Small but Strong
Ironically, the first state in our beautiful country is also one of the smallest, but that does not mean it doesn’t have much to offer. Situated on the Mid-Atlantic Coast, Delaware offers breathtaking views of dune beaches and gorgeous ocean views and also contains some pieces of our nation’s first steps toward independence. (Did you know the state is named after Thomas West, 3rd Baron of De La Warr, the first colonial governor of Virginia?) Likewise, Delaware also offers beautiful national landmarks like Fort Delaware State Park. Culture lovers will also enjoy witnessing the Oak Orchard Indian Pow Wow for an escape into the past.
Much like its steps to ratify the Constitution, the First State is also plowing ahead in the race for legalization (in this case, marijuana). However, for the time being, only patients with a registered card can obtain medical marijuana for health concerns or sickness. As part of the registration process, a person must visit a “compassion center” to retrieved the card and has lowered the legal age to 18 years (for this purpose only). Even more interesting, in 2017, Delaware formed a task force dedicated to a thorough investigation of how recreational cannabis will impact state society. Who knows what the future holds for our First State?
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