Behold, the latest medical marijuana market: Delaware.
The state’s first and only dispensary is set to start serving patients on June 26 just outside of Wilmington, according to the News Journal.
The opening of First State Compassion Center comes four years after Delaware legalized medical cannabis.
The state’s governor previously delayed implementation of the program amid concerns regulators could be prosecuted under federal law. He then approved a much more limited program allowing just one dispensary, but electrical issues earlier this year pushed back First State’s launch date.
The program’s implementation has been delayed for so long that the state will reach out to MMJ cardholders whose permits have expired to notify them that the first dispensary is opening.
The market is tiny: Just 340 patients currently have MMJ cards.
State legislators this week expanded the program to include minors suffering from certain conditions including seizures, severe pain or intractable nausea, the News Journal reported.