Delaware cannabis business license application information.
Delaware has legalized the cultivation, sale, and use of medical marijuana. However, Democratic Gov. John Carney said that he will allow legislation (House Bill 1 and House Bill 2) to become law repealing state-level penalties for the possession of marijuana and establishing rules for a regulated marketplace.
To operate a medical marijuana business in Delaware, interested parties must obtain a license from the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, which is responsible for regulating and overseeing the cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and sale of medical marijuana in the state.
There are several different types of licenses available, including cultivation, processing, dispensary, and testing licenses. Cultivation licenses allow businesses to grow and cultivate marijuana plants for medical use, while processing licenses allow businesses to manufacture and produce medical marijuana products such as edibles, concentrates, and tinctures. Dispensary licenses allow businesses to sell medical marijuana products directly to patients, while testing licenses allow businesses to test and analyze medical marijuana products for quality control purposes.
Although Delaware does not currently allow for recreational use of marijuana, there have been discussions about the possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana in the future. However, as of May 2, 2023, no legislation has been passed to legalize recreational marijuana in Delaware.
It is important to note that while Delaware has legalized medical marijuana, it is still illegal at the federal level. Therefore, businesses operating in the marijuana industry are subject to potential federal prosecution, although the likelihood of this has decreased in recent years.