Delaware’s heavily regulated $30 million medical marijuana market is poised to double the number of vertically integrated operators from three to six at a time when prospects for adult-use legalization also are brightening at the state capitol. The state, which launched its MMJ market in 2014, has long had only three operators and six dispensaries to serve a patient base that now exceeds 12,000 people. Some patients have complained of a lack of product selection and steep prices. But sales more than doubled from $11.8 million in 2018 to $27.7 million in 2020, according to state figures. To meet increasing demand, state regulators earlier this year awarded additional vertical licenses to three operators covering four dispensary locations.
Mj Biz Daily, Marijuana Retail Report – News and Information for Cannabis Retailers, 05/24/2021 12:51:00