Open a Dispensary in Delaware

Summary of Marijuana Laws

On May 13, 2011, Delaware’s governor signed SB17 into law, authorizing doctor-recommended medical marijuana and the establishment of state-regulated non-profit medical marijuana compassion centers (dispensaries). The legislation authorizes at least one compassion center for each of the three counties in Delaware, allowing more if needed to meet the needs of qualifying patients (§4914A).
 
Fears of federal intervention led to delays in the implementation of the dispensary program. The first dispensary, First State Compassion Center, achieved a higher score than six other applicants, and opened in June 2015.