John Carney (D)


Took Office 2017
Term Expires 2020
NORML Grade: B-

2019 Enacted Legislation

Governor Carney signed several marijuana-related bills into law in 2019. Specifically, he signed Senate Bill 37, which expands the pool of those eligible to seek an expungement of their criminal records and Senate Bill 45, which eliminates criminal penalties for low-level marijuana offenses for those under 21 years of age. He also signed into law Senate Bill 24, which expands physicians’ discretion to recommend medical cannabis therapy to patients — including those who suffer from disorders not explicitly listed among the state’s list of pre-qualifying conditions. (Link)(Link)(Link)

2019 Vetoed Legislation



On the subject of adult-use marijuana legalization, Gov. Carney remains noncommittal.
“There are still unanswered questions, and he [Governor Carney] believes we should continue to monitor progress in other states that have legalized.” (Link)

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