Marijuana Clinic Planned Near Wilmington

Canna Care Docs, a medical marijuana clinic, plans to open on January 17 at 9 Germay Drive, just steps away from Delaware’s first medical marijuana dispensary.

DELAWARE:  A medical clinic set to open near Wilmington next month has one clear mission: certify patients to use medical marijuana. With Delaware doctors hesitant to sign medical pot recommendations, officials at Massachusetts-based Canna Care Docs say they see an unmet need for patients, and a market, in Delaware. The group has hired one doctor, Read the full article…

Delaware Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Continues

The Colorado Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill to add marijuana businesses to the list where EBTs can't be used to withdraw cash.

DELAWARE:  A Delaware judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against a lobbyist and former aide to U.S. Sen. Tom Carper who was chosen to operate Delaware’s first medical marijuana dispensary. Vice Chancellor John Noble on Friday refused to dismiss a complaint against First State Compassion Center and Mark Lally. Former Lewes city councilman A. Read the full article…

Delaware Judge Mulls Medical Marijuana Suit

State officials, meanwhile, are continuing to negotiate a contract with Lally, president of First State Compassion Center, after he submitted the top bid for the medical marijuana operation.

DELAWARE:  A Delaware judge is mulling whether to dismiss a lawsuit against a lobbyist who once worked for U.S. Sen. Tom Carper in a dispute over who should be allowed to operate Delaware’s first medical marijuana dispensary. The judge heard arguments Monday on Mark Lally’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit but did not indicate when Read the full article…

Laws Make Studying Marijuana Difficult

Meanwhile, marijuana advocates say NIDA's control over research has made almost impossible their ability to test the drug against ailments such as pain, cancer-related nausea and epilepsy.

DELAWARE: The only marijuana available for research in the U.S. is locked down by federal regulators who are more focused on studies to keep people off the drug than helping researchers learn how it might be beneficial. Marijuana is a trend that “will peak like tobacco then people will see their error,” said Nora Volkow, Read the full article…

Bill In Delaware Legislature Would Legalize Marijuana

The legislation would set the minimum age for marijuana possession at 21 and would only impose a $100 civil fine on anyone found consuming marijuana in a public place, including streets, parks and sidewalks.

DELAWARE: Delawareans could legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana for “personal use” under new legislation backed by Democratic lawmakers in both chambers of the General Assembly. The legislation would set the minimum age for marijuana possession at 21 and would only impose a $100 civil fine on anyone found consuming marijuana in a public place, including Read the full article…

Delaware Group Urges State To Begin Medical Marijuana Sales

A federal law crafted to fight the mob is giving marijuana opponents a new strategy in their battle to stop the expanding industry: racketeering lawsuits.

DELAWARE:  Medical marijuana advocates say the state has taken too long to implement the 2011 law that established Delaware’s program and are urging Markell to act. Much of the issue stems from the state pursuing a single pilot medical marijuana dispensary, rather than one in each county, which the law allows, said Zoe Patchell, legislative Read the full article…

Delaware Governor Renews Medical Marijuana Effort

Governor Jack Markell writes, "“The sensible and humane aim of state policy in Delaware remains to ensure that medical marijuana is accessible via a safe, well-regulated channel of distribution to patients with demonstrated medical need."

DELAWARE: Gov. Jack Markell said Thursday that he is moving forward with a medical marijuana program in Delaware after halting plans last year over fears that state officials could be subject to federal prosecution. Markell signed a medical marijuana bill in 2011 but halted implementation after federal officials indicated that people involved in cultivating and distributing marijuana could Read the full article…