Status: In Delaware, all individuals with a legal prescription may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense medical marijuana.
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The History of Delaware Marijuana
In May 13th 2011, Delaware passed SB 17, legalizing medical marijuana in the state. The state awarded a single dispensary license to First State Compassion Center which has been operational since June 26th, 2015.
In December of 2015, the Department of Health decided to begin accepting Request For Proposals (RFP) for the Registration and Operation of a Medical Marijuana Compassion Center to produce, process and sell medical marijuana in Kent and Sussex County. RFPs were accepted until 11:00 AM on March 30, 2016. The state is not currently accepting any applications for marijuana businesses.
Qualifying Medical Conditions: Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Cachexia, Cancer, Chronic pain, HIV/AIDS, Nausea, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Seizures, Severe and persistent muscle spasms.
Update: On January 17, 2018, a governor’s task force reviewed changes to a proposed bill that could legalize the recreational use of marijuana through legislation. The task force, made up of activists and law enforcement experts, will issue its report at the end of February to Gov. John Carney and the General Assembly, said State Rep. Helene M. Keeley (D., Dover), who is the cosponsor of the bill.