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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Number of Delaware Marijuana Business Licenses Licenses Available
Delaware Medical Marijuana Compassion Center License Guidelines
A Compassion Center may possess, cultivate, manufacture, transport, and dispense medical marijuana to assist registered qualifying patients with the medical use of marijuana directly or through the qualifying patient’s registered designated caregiver.
- A compassion center shall be operated on a not-for-profit basis.
- A compassion center shall not be located within 1,000 feet of the property line of a preexisting public or private school.
- New applicants for a Compassion Center License shall only be accepted during an open application period announced by the Department.
- A non-refundable application fee, made payable to the Division of Public Health, Medical Marijuana Program, in the amount of $5,000will be required at the time of application.
RECOMMENDED DELAWARE MARIJUANA BUSINESS PLANS FOR COMPASSION CENTER APPLICATION:
- Delaware Marijuana Business Plan Package
- Business & Operations Plan Template
- Cultivation Plan Template
- Manufacturing/Processing Plan Template
- Environmental Plan Template
- Financial Plan Template
- Fire Safety Plan Template
- Inventory Control Plan Template
- Patient Education Plan Template
- Patient Recordkeeping Plan Template
- Product Safety Plan Template
- Security Plan Template
- Staffing Plan Template
- Suitability of Proposed Plan Template
- Transportation Plan Template
The History of Delaware Marijuana Business Licenses 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. House Bill 374, a bill to add glaucoma and chronic debilitating migraines to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana treatment, was signed into law by Governor John Carney on September 8, 2018 and is effective immediately. Qualifying Medical Conditions: Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Cachexia, Cancer, Chronic pain, Chronic debilitating migraines, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Nausea, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Seizures, Severe and persistent muscle spasms. In January 2018, the Delaware Adult Use Cannabis Task Force was tasked with conducting a study on marijuana legalization to determine if recreational (adult-use) legalization is a reasonable choice for the state of Delaware. In March 2018, after much debate, the Delaware Adult Use Cannabis Task Force voted to release its final report on the study. Now the legislative consideration of House Bill 110 will proceed, which would legalize, regulate, and tax adults’ use of marijuana in a way similar to how the state regulates alcohol.