A new Delaware law, which takes effect in six months, will decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana.
Markell, a Democrat, signed the bill almost immediately after it was approved by the Senate. According to Delaware Online, the bill passed the state legislature without a single Republican vote.
Police would still be able to confiscate the drug, Delaware Online reports.
Delaware joins 17 other states which have decriminalized possession and recreational use of small amounts of marijuana, according to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, a lobbying group. Delaware along with 22 other states and the District of Columbia also allow use of marijuana for medical purposes.