Wilmington City Council approved a resolution Thursday urging the General Assembly to pass House Bill 150, which currently awaits a hearing in a house committee.
“It’s a resolution that’s overdue,” said Councilwoman Zanthia Oliver, who sponsored the measure. “We already know the history: individuals of all different colors being locked up, serving unnecessary time.”
Other council members pointed to the disproportionate impact of drug enforcement on communities of color, as well as the potential tax revenue from legal marijuana.
Marijuana is currently legal for medical use in Delaware, and is largely decriminalized. Some lawmakers have sought to legalize it for years — and appear to have more support this time around.