Delaware Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Delaware removes barrier to MMJ access for PTSD patients

John Schroyer  | July 13, 2017

Delaware’s governor signed a new law to make it easier for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to obtain medical marijuana, a move likely to boost MMJ sales in the state.

Although PTSD was already a qualifying condition in the state, those patients were previously required to get authorization from a psychiatrist …

Delaware task force will study adult-use cannabis legalization

Omar Sacirbey  | July 5, 2017

Delaware’s General Assembly has passed a resolution creating an Adult Use Cannabis Task Force to study “a model for regulation and taxation” of a legalized recreational marijuana program in the state.

The resolution, approved Saturday, directs the group to study specifics such as taxes, banking issues, local authority and control, packaging and …

BioTrackTHC wins Delaware medical marijuana tech contract

John Schroyer  | May 4, 2017

Florida-based BioTrackTHC has won a state contract with the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services to implement a seed-to-sale inventory tracking system, as it has already done in several other states.

The contract was executed on Tuesday, according to a news release from BioTrackTHC, and a spokesperson for the Delaware agency said: “We are …

States with the best chance to legalize cannabis in 2017?

John Schroyer  | January 25, 2017

By John Schroyer

After a landmark year in cannabis legalization, marijuana advocates have plenty of work left. And they’re not resting on their laurels.

The Marijuana Policy Project calculates a whopping 37 legalization bills for medical or recreational marijuana are likely to be introduced in 33 states and the District of Columbia in 2017.

Delaware awards third and final MMJ business license

Omar Sacirbey  | October 25, 2016

Delaware health department officials have awarded the state’s third and final medical marijuana business license to the First State Compassion Center.

First State, which opened Delaware’s first dispensary in Wilmington in June 2015, now has control of two of the state’s three MMJ businesses.

The state’s other dispensary, Columbia Care, was awarded …

Delaware gets 11 applications for two licenses

Omar Sacirbey  | April 18, 2016

Delaware has received 11 applications for its final two medical marijuana dispensary licenses, according to a spokeswoman for the state’s health department.

Officials expect to announce winners in August.

The state is not allowed at this time to reveal details about the applicants, but a spokeswoman said some groups applied for a license in both Kent …

Cannabis industry newbies, veterans kicking the MMJ tires in Delaware

Omar Sacirbey  | February 4, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

The race for Delaware’s two remaining medical marijuana licenses is heating up, but it’s hard to say exactly how hot it will get.

Nearly 50 executives, professionals and entrepreneurs representing 29 entities attended a “pre-bid” meeting in Wilmington, the state’s largest city, this week. 

Delaware seeks bids for two more dispensaries

John Schroyer  | December 11, 2015

Slowly but surely.

That seems to be the motto for numerous East Coast medical marijuana markets that have taken a long time to get off the ground.

One of the slowest has been Delaware, which legalized MMJ in 2011 but didn’t see its first dispensary open until just this past June. Now, however, the state …

Sole MMJ dispensary opens in Delaware

John Schroyer  | June 26, 2015

Delaware’s only licensed medical cannabis dispensary officially opened in the northern town of Wilmington on Friday, bringing another state under the MMJ industry’s umbrella.

First State Compassion Center welcomed its first patients in the morning, and lines formed 50-people deep at times, according to the News Journal.

Though Delaware legalized MMJ in 2011, …