A Snapshot Of America’s Medical Marijuana Markets: Delaware

Delaware legalized its medical cannabis market in May 2011 with its first clinic opening in June 2015.

Since then, the state has seen attempts to improve the medical program with improved access. Adult-use has also been on the table, though those efforts have not come to fruition.

Attempts At Advancing The Medical Market

The state of one million citizens has seen increases to its modest patient roll in recent years.

Data from the state’s 2019 annual report found that just over 12,000 registration cards were issued that year, representing an 82% increase from the year prior. Of those cards, over 7,800 were for new patients, compared to the year before where it was roughly 4,300.

Revenue from the state’s program, which includes a $125 per year patient and caregiver application fee, generated $859,516 in 2019, up from 2018’s roughly $524,000.

Data from BDS Analytics and Arcview Market Research predict that Delaware’s medical market will reach $32 million by 2024, and $71 million if adult-use were to pass. That said, boosts in …

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