Medical marijuana facility now open in Sussex County

DOVER — Delaware’s second medical marijuana dispensary opened Friday in Lewes, nearly two years after a first facility opened its doors in Wilmington.

Both dispensaries are operated by First State Compassion Center, which previously won bids with the state.

The Lewes site is located at 12000 Old Vine Boulevard. It is open six days a week from 10:30 to 6:30 weekdays and and 10 to 4 Saturdays.

“Our foremost goal is the care we take of our patients, and that includes having the best medicine and the most caring staff,” FSCC President Mark Lally said in a statement.

“We built our new space focusing on the patient experience, aiming to create a modern, comfortable feel and an environment that enhances patients’ comfort while they safely explore products for their care.”

First State Compassion Centers offer 17 of their own strains of cannabis, as well as capsules, concentrates, oils, tinctures, pre-rolls, topicals, accessories and gear.

According to the company, the most popular strains in Wilmington are Pineapple Fields, Super Lemon Haze, Hollywood Haze, MK Ultra and Kosher Kush.

The Kent County Compassion Center, run by Columbia Care, is set to open in the second half of 2017, according to the state. The location has not been publicly disclosed.

As of January, there were 2,602 active medical marijuana cards held by Delawareans.

Delaware’s medical marijuana program, created in 2011 by the General Assembly, enables patients to legally possess up to 6 ounces and purchase up to 3 ounces every 14 days.

Medical marijuana is not covered by health insurance.

Patients must apply to the Department of Health and Social Services, proving they are residents and possess a doctor’s note certifying they suffer from an eligible condition. Qualifying conditions include cancer, HIV, ALS, PSTD and uncontrolled seizures.

For more information about the two active dispensaries, visit

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