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Bonini Favors Marijuana Legalization

Carney only backs decriminalization.

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Zach C. Cohen
June 24, 2016, 10:10 a.m.

State Sen. Colin Bonini (R), “who’s seek­ing the Re­pub­lic­an nom­in­a­tion for gov­ernor, an­nounced his tep­id sup­port for leg­al­iz­ing the use of re­cre­ation­al marijuana in Delaware. Bonini is the first gubernat­ori­al can­did­ate from either party to sup­port full leg­al­iz­a­tion this elec­tion cycle, though he says he does it re­luct­antly.”

Bonini: “We’ve already made it leg­al and I’m not a fan and I’m es­pe­cially not a fan when teen­agers get hooked and since we’ve made it leg­al, we should reg­u­late it. Per­haps we should tax it.”

Rep. John Car­ney (D) “em­braced the state de­crim­in­al­iz­ing the drug last year, but his cam­paign man­ager says Car­ney is still wait­ing to see what con­sequences might arise from oth­er states that have reg­u­la­tion and tax­a­tion sys­tems for pot in place.”

“Lacey Laf­ferty, Bonini’s Re­pub­lic­an primary op­pon­ent, replied to a re­port­er’s ac­count of the de­bate on Twit­ter by say­ing leg­al­iz­a­tion would be the ‘end of civil­iz­a­tion’ and called Bonini a ‘Buf­foon.’” (Delaware Pub­lic Me­dia)

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