Delaware Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Delaware Medical Marijuana News

Columbia Care delays its MMJ dispensary in Delaware

Delaware’s oft-delayed medical marijuana program is experiencing another hold up. 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, […]

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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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Delaware awards third and final MMJ business license

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’s second license […]

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Delaware names second medical cannabis license winner

Delaware has revealed the winner of the state’s second medical cannabis business license, and officials said they hope to announce the name of the company that will receive the third and final permit soon as well. Multi-state MMJ force Columbia Care will receive the second license to grow and dispense medical marijuana in Delaware, where cannabis […]

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Delaware gets 11 applications for two licenses

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 County and […]

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Cannabis industry newbies, veterans kicking the MMJ tires in Delaware

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. 

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