Dalware Cannabis License Solutions

The Delaware Cannabis License Experts experienced team will help you to get your Delaware cannabis licenses once they become available. Having to repeat your Delaware cannabis license application process will set your business back by months and significantly impact your earnings potential. We’ll help you navigate the upcoming Delaware cannabis license market. We’ll also help you on your path to a Delaware cannabis license.

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Delaware Cannabis Market Overview

In March of 2022, HB305 failed by two votes in the House. This bill would have legalized the possession of up to 1 oz of cannabis for adult use as well as the sale of cannabis from licensed operators. Medical cannabis became legal in Delaware through the passage of the Delaware Medical Marijuana Act in 2011. Despite having a legal medical cannabis market for over 10 years, Delaware patient numbers remain low and the access to medical cannabis is an issue due to the low number of dispensaries (Compassion Care Centers) in the state. Originally Delaware allowed for one dispensary in each county however as of June 2022, seven Compassion Care Centers are licensed in the state.

Book a free consultation today to learn more about cannabis in Delaware and how Cannabis License Experts can assist you and your team on your path to a Delaware Cannabis License.

Cannabis in Delaware Licensing Requirements, Timelines, and Approval Processes

Currently only one license type exists for cannabis operators in Delaware, Compassion Care Centers. This license type is authorized to cultivate cannabis, process cannabis products, as well as dispense cannabis and cannabis products to registered patients. Owners of this license type must be residents of Delaware and the business must be a non-profit organization. Although the state formally passed medical cannabis legalization in 2011, the first Compassion Care Center did not receive licensing until 2015. The last application round for licenses was in 2020 when three additional Compassion Care Center licenses were awarded. Applications for Compassion Care Centers in Delaware are currently closed, the state will announce the opening of any future application periods.

Total # of Compassion Care Centers in Delaware: 7

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Some of the World’s Largest Brands have Trusted CLE to Support their Cannabis Journey.

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Matthew Caton Yield Cannab

Canna License Experts, and their team were retained by our company to help us along the way with a retail canna license. Brian Wolf along with Kalpna Mistry and their team of experts were there the entire way through the process. Thanks again to Brian and Kalpna for all you support from our family at YIELD Cannab Co.

Lin Yan GMLL Pharma

We have contacted a few licensing company before I decided to contact with Canna licensing Experts. So far I think I have made the right choice and I am happy with the work they have done for us. The team answer questions promptly and never leave us alone. Not to mention their charge are reasonable comparing the similar type of consulting company and quality of their job.

Joseph Dow Dow Testing Labs

Brian and Kalpna at Cannabis License Experts were very pleasant, informative, and knowledgeable regarding licensing. They helped us fill out all the forms needed and guided us through the entire process. I am sure that without their guidance our application would still be in process, or have been dismissed because of some missing information.

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Total # of Counties 3
Total # of Cities and Towns 57
County population in 2019 70,166


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Overall, the majority of the state has embraced the formal legalization of cannabis in Delaware for medical use. While the state was slow to get its program started, over the last 2 years the program has seen significant growth. There still is a lot of room for improvement to make this a more robust cannabis market which would come through an expansion to the medical program or the adoption of adult-use legalization.

Applying for a Delaware cannabis license and unsure where to start?

Delaware is not currently accepting applications for medical cannabis facility licenses. However it is possible that this process reopens as the program continues to grow. Now is the time to get ahead of the process by defining your business. CLE can develop a preliminary business and feasibility plan to help give you an understanding of your businesses viability within the Delaware cannabis market and give a head start in this process.

Cannabis in Delaware Licenses Financial Requirements

Common for most jurisdictions as a mandatory component of the Delaware cannabis application is the requirement for a minimum amount of liquid cash on hand. This ensures that applicants have the financial wherewithal from the cannabis licensing process through to the initial 2-5 years of operation. Currently due to the low numbers of licenses in the state and the infrastructure needed to supply this industry, the barrier for entry is higher than most states as license holders are expected to cultivate, process, and dispense products.

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Consideration for regional and local zoning with regard to allowed proximity to certain business types, schools, and other prohibited areas. Local municipalities cannot ban medical marijuana facilities from locating in their town however they can impose zoning restrictions limiting where the businesses can locate.

At the state level, Delaware only requires that Compassion Care Centers locate 1,000 ft away from preexisting schools. The regulations further stipulate that all centers must adhere to local zoning requirements.

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When you partner with CLE, you are able to leverage our proven knowledge and best industry resources to provide you a complete Cannabis Business Solution.

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What can you do right now?
While the Delaware cannabis License application process for obtaining a cannabis facility license is dependent on the passage of either medical or adult use cannabis legalization, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start planning for your business.

If you are looking to become a part of the booming cannabis industry, you will need a solid business plan as a foundation for your business. With our Delaware Cannabis License Experts, you not only have a team that can guide you through the application process once available, but also help develop a rock solid foundational business plan to ensure the success of your cannabis business.
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