Delaware Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

DE medical cannabis business owner gets industry ban for forging doctor’s signature

Forging physician signatures can get someone booted from the marijuana industry and could lead to jail time. That’s the hard lesson Carolan Krajewski, owner of Delaware Holistic Medicine, is learning after pleading guilty to tampering with public documents. The business, which previously was known as Disjointed, provided health records to help patients get medical marijuana […]

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Recreational marijuana bill in Delaware nixed, but MMJ program expanding

Delaware lawmakers defeated a bill that would have legalized adult-use marijuana, but the state’s heavily regulated medical cannabis industry is about to see a boost in business. The state House, just days before adjournment, voted 21-15 on Wednesday against legislation that would have made Delaware the 10th state to legalize recreational MJ. The bill called for […]

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US attorneys in two East Coast states differ on Sessions’ anti-marijuana stance

The top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts refuses to rule out a crackdown on legal marijuana businesses in the state after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo last week. According to The Boston Globe, the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, Andrew E. Lelling, said he cannot “provide assurances that certain categories of participants in the state-level marijuana […]

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Recreational cannabis legalization gains momentum in Delaware

Delaware is making progress toward becoming the first state to legalize recreational marijuana through legislation, according to a leading cannabis advocate. The Adult Use Cannabis Task Force, formed after a July resolution by the General Assembly, has met monthly to study the possibility of rec legalization. “Progress is definitely being made, and we are one step closer […]

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Columbia Care delays its MMJ dispensary in Delaware

Delaware’s oft-delayed medical marijuana program is experiencing another holdup. Columbia Care, a multistate MMJ company headquartered in New York, has postponed by at least six months the opening of its facility in The First State. Columbia Care’s facility was to be the third operating dispensary in Delaware, The News Journal reported. Because of zoning, permitting […]

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MA holding company helps Israeli MMJ firm expand US reach

Medical marijuana research firm Tikun Olam has expanded its partnership with a canna-centric Massachusetts holding company that will eventually increase the Israeli business’ U.S. footprint to seven states. Under its new agreement with Newton, Massachusetts-based holding company MariMed, Tikun Olam’s MMJ products will be grown, manufactured and sold in four states where MariMed has a presence – […]

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Delaware eases PTSD patient access to medical marijuana

Delaware’s four medical marijuana dispensaries could see an uptick in business thanks to a change in state law that makes it easier for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder to obtain MMJ. Under the new law, PTSD patients can get a recommendation for medical cannabis from any licensed physician. Previously, PTSD patients had to receive a […]

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Delaware awards fourth medical marijuana business permit

Citing increasing demand for medical marijuana, Delaware officials have awarded a fourth MMJ production and distribution license, surpassing the three permits mandated by the state’s 2011 law. But the most recent – given to New Jersey-based Compassionate Care Research Institute (CCRI) – was awarded without the competitive bidding process the state used in choosing the […]

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Delaware removes barrier to MMJ access for PTSD patients

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 before being allowed […]

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Delaware task force will study adult-use cannabis legalization

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 labeling requirements and […]

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BioTrackTHC wins Delaware medical marijuana tech contract

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 […]

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States with the best chance to legalize cannabis in 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.

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