Dover is the capital and second-largest city in Delaware. This town’s historical past dates back to 1683 when William Penn founded the town. You can follow some of this history at First State Heritage Park, with sites highlighting Delaware’s role as the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Next, spend some time at Dover International Speedway which has been the home of Delaware NASCAR races since 1969. After the track, grab something to eat at Restaurant 55. Famous for its burgers, Restaurant 55 also has some of the best drinks and food in Dover. Finally, if you’re looking for scenic outdoor fun, visiting Silver Lake Park is a must. Walk the trail or try your luck at catching bass, carp and tons of other fish species in the lake.
In 2011, Delaware legalized medical marijuana with the Delaware Medical Marijuana Act which allows patients with qualifying conditions to purchase and consume cannabis for medical purposes. The DMMA allows patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Anxiety, Cachexia, cancer, chronic pain (that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures for more than three months), Cirrhosis, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, intractable epilepsy, migraines, nausea, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), seizures, severe and persistent muscle spasms (including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis) to possess up to 6 ounces of medical cannabis. Next in 2015, Delaware House Bill 39 (HB 39) decriminalized possession of up to one ounce of recreational marijuana. Later in 2019, the state amended its criminal code to allow people who had one cannabis misdemeanor or felony expunged from their record. In 2020, Delaware was in the works to legalize recreational cannabis, but was unable to collect the signature to add it as a ballot initiative in the election. Looking forward, hopefully, Delaware will legalize in the coming years as momentum continues.
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