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 correspondent for the Delaware chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
“We would just like the law implemented as it was written,” she said. “If it was any other law, it would have been implemented by now.”
Requests for proposals to run the state’s pilot compassion center were issued late last year. Growing by the permitted compassion center is expected to begin in July with the first sales to start in September. Vendors can cultivate up to 150 marijuana plants, and stock no more than 1,500 ounces.