Attempt to override veto of marijuana legalization fails in Delaware

An attempt to override Democratic Gov. John Carney’s veto of a bill legalizing possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults for recreational use has failed in the state House. 

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Tuesday's vote likely spells the end of efforts this year to establish a state-run marijuana industry in Delaware. 

Members of the Democrat-controlled chamber split 20-20 on the veto override, with Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst not voting. 


A three-fifths majority was required to override Carney’s veto. Legalization would be a prerequisite for establishing a state-licensed and regulated marijuana industry. 

A proposal to do that has failed in the House twice this year.