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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state House has rejected a bill that would legalize marijuana for recreational use in Delaware.

The legislation, which included an amendment aimed at addressing concerns of opponents, failed Wednesday to receive the required three-fifths majority.

The vote came after the original legislation stalled last year amid opposition from the law enforcement, business and medical communities.

Lawmakers then established a task force to study issues surrounding legalization, but the panel's final report did little to resolve concerns of opponents.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A state panel formed to consider issues surrounding the legalization of recreational marijuana is resuming its work this week.

Wednesday's meeting of the task force will focus on public safety and criminal justice issues involving legalization. Presentations are scheduled from representatives of the Delaware police chiefs council, state Department of Safety and Homeland Security, and public defender's office.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Dozens of people turned out for a discussion with Gov. John Carney about a bill that would legalize the recreational use and sale of marijuana.

The News Journal reports supporters of the measure far outweighed opponents at the meeting in Wilmington on Wednesday.

The governor has voiced opposition to the bill but said he wanted to hear from all sides.