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Governor John Carney and Delaware lawmakers got an earful from opponents of marijuana legalization at a roundtable in Wilmington yesterday.

The Jeffrey Horvath, executive director of the Delaware Police Chiefs Council, told the lawmakers that he had recently made a trip to Colorado which has legalized the recreational use of marijuana.

He said he found that there has been an increase in hospital visits and accused the state officials there of hiding the negative effects of legalization.


DENVER (AP) - Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley is promising immediate change on marijuana policy if he takes office - even as he met with pot workers in Colorado who could be out of business if O'Malley carries out his plans.

The former Maryland governor met with Colorado officials and marijuana activists and business owners in Denver Thursday. He repeated his pledge to reclassify marijuana under federal drug laws if elected.

Supporters of decriminalizing marijuana rallied this weekend in Wilmington urging the Delaware General Assembly to act.

There were around 40 people who marched along Market Street with curious onlookers – some honking their horns others shouting support from apartment above the street.

Governor Jack Markell says he is willing to look at decriminalization.

But the Delaware Democrat strongly opposed legalization of the weed that has taken place in Colorado and other states.

He said not enough was known about its impact.