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Delaware daily roundup: Medical marijuana updates; Tech lobbying in DC; EDGE grant winners

Plus, DuPont announces a three-way split.

TECH FORUM PRESENTED BRANDWINEBOTS WITH A FUNDRAISING CHECK AT THEIR MAY 22 EVENT. (HOLLY QUINN)

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What medical cannabis means for drug testing

Legalized recreational marijuana in Delaware is on the horizon and on track to be available at licensed retailers by early 2025. But drug testing for THC is still a thing. In Delaware, workers who will use legal cannabis recreationally outside of work will have no protections if the substance shows up in their results.

Those employer drug tests are just one of the reasons why people are still talking about medical marijuana cards in a legal weed state.

➡️ Read my report here

Tech companies spent over $342M on lobbying

In its first DC-focused technology report, global real estate services company JLL found that tech firms are spending tremendous time and money on Capitol Hill while moving into office spaces in the city.

➡️ Read Kaela Roeder’s report here

News Incubator: What else to know today

• A letter from the Delaware College of Art and Design’s president about the school’s closure. [DCAD]

• Delaware announced the spring 2024 EDGE Grant recipients. The program hit 100 businesses funded this year. [Delaware Business Now]

• Another DuPont shakeup is coming as the company announces a three-way split. [Reuters]

• DSU raises its tuition by $250 a semester, but still calls itself the “best value in Delaware higher education.” [Delaware Business Times]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• Thursday, May 30 — Delaware State Chamber of Commerce End-of-Session Policy Conference, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Delaware State University, Dover [Details here]

• May 30-31 — Media & Democracy Summit, The Queen, Wilmington [Details here]

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