7 Bid for Delaware Dispensary License

Delaware has received seven applications for the single dispensary license up for grabs.

Officials with the Department of Health and Social Services will review the bids and could select a finalist next week. The dispensary could open later in the summer, kick-starting another medical marijuana market in the United States. It will be one of the smallest markets in the country, though, with sales likely in the hundreds of millions or low seven figures.

The dispensary will operate as a non-profit operation and must meet strict requirements covering security, records-keeping and patient identification. It also must grow the cannabis it sells but is limited to 150 plants at a time and up to 1,500 ounces of cannabis.

Delaware’s medical marijuana law calls for up to one dispensary in each county, but Gov. Jack Markell put the program on ice in 2011 over fears that the federal government could crack down. Last year, he decided to move forward with a pilot program that allows one dispensary.

The health department has the authority to determine whether additional centers are needed down the road based on demand.

4 comments on “7 Bid for Delaware Dispensary License
  1. Darlene Jackson on

    How can something make perfect sense but conservative America NOT get it? IT being if destructive, damaging alcohol is legal (and shouldn’t be), WHY is a less damaging substance like marijuana ILLEGAL(it should be)? Give me my right to choose – which substance I wish to put in my body.

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  2. Darlene Jackson on

    How can something make perfect sense but conservative America NOT get it? IT being if destructive, damaging alcohol is legal (and shouldn’t be), WHY is a less damaging substance like marijuana ILLEGAL(it shouldn’t be)? Give me my right to choose – which substance I wish to put in my body.

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  3. Saroj Gilbert on

    Why should MJ be required to be non-profit when neither alcohol sales, nor prescription drugs nor healthcare providers are expected to be? and, if they are, shouldn’t they be exempt from taxation like other non-profits?

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  4. Paula on

    Markell has no right changing the law as it was passed, nor to make it a ” bidding process”, nor to start a “pilot program” when the law clearly stares for a dispensary in EACH COUNTY, that would be 3 for the State, not ONE! People are suffering, living with pain everyday, yet Markell wants to ” see how it goes”!!! Are you kidding me!!

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