Delaware is getting its 5th medical marijuana dispensary, this one up north – The News Journal


Medical marijuana is legal in Delaware, but Douglas David says he’s been denied near half a dozen jobs because he can’t pass a drug test. Jenna Miller, The News Journal

Delaware’s next medical marijuana dispensary will open next to retail stores on Concord Pike across from Brandywine Town Center.

The dispensary, Delaware’s fifth, will sit between Mattress Warehouse and Sprint in the new shopping center at 5600 Concord Pike. The shopping center also features Metro Diner and Helzberg Diamonds, and will soon add a home theater store.

It will be the second Delaware location for Columbia Care, a New-York based medical cannabis company. Columbia Care’s first location is in Smyrna at 200 S. Dupont Blvd.

Columbia Care declined to comment, other than to say that it is too early in the process to provide further details.

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Columbia Care is building next to the Symphony Hifi store at 5600 Concord Pike. It will be Delaware’s fifth medical marijuana dispensary. (Photo: Brandon Holveck/The News Journal)

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More than 5,000 people in Delaware are certified by their doctors to purchase medical marijuana, according to the state health department. Medical marijuana can be used to treat a host of conditions, including Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and other ailments that cause chronic pain.

The Compassionate Care Research Institute is the newest medical dispensary in Delaware, having opened in March on Ogletown Road in Newark at the former Alexander’s Lawn and Garden. The state’s other dispensaries are located near Elsmere and Lewes.  

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