The mission of the Office of Medical Marijuana (OMM) is to protect Delawareans through proactive monitoring and enforcement of the Delaware Medical Marijuana Act and accompanying regulations. Rigorous inspection of the regulated vendors minimizes the risk to human health and environmental impact. OMM accomplishes this mission by:
- Working with the regulated vendors to ensure safe and effective products are available to Delaware’s registered patients
- Stringent control of product inventory to eliminate diversion and use of Medical Marijuana products by non-patients
- Briefing the medical community on their protections and limitations involving the Medical Marijuana Program
- Involving state and local community leaders in discussions pertinent to issues affecting communities
- Close coordination with state and local law enforcement on concerns dealing with the Compassion Centers
- Responsiveness to Delaware’s registered patients
As of April 23rd, 2023 recreational use of cannabis is legal for those 21 and over. Adult use dispensaries are scheduled to open 2024.
Over the next several months, the State will propose new health and safety regulations on marijuana cultivation and will hire and train new staff to manage licensure and enforcement under the Act. Interested parties will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed regulations. The State anticipates that licensure applications will be available by May 2024.
When applying for an application for operation of a compassion center, applications shall only be accepted during an open period announced by the Department.
The department shall evaluate applications for a compassion center registration certificate using an impartial and numerically scored competitive bidding process developed by the Department.