Columbia Care is building next to the Symphony Hifi store at 5600 Concord Pike. It will be Delaware’s fifth medical marijuana dispensary. (Photo: Brandon Holveck/The News Journal)
Delaware’s next medical marijuana dispensary will open next to retail stores on Concord Pike across from Brandywine Town Center.
Columbia Care declined to comment, other than to say that it is too early in the process to provide further details.
It will be the second Delaware location for Columbia Care, a New-York based medical cannabis company. Columbia Care’s first location is in Smyrna at 200 S. Dupont Blvd.
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The dispensary, Delaware’s fifth, will sit between Mattress Warehouse and Sprint in the new shopping center at 5600 Concord Pike. The shopping center also features Metro Diner and Helzberg Diamonds, and will soon add a home theater store.
More than 5,000 people in Delaware are certified by their doctors to purchase medical marijuana, according to the state health department. Medical marijuana can be used to treat a host of conditions, including Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and other ailments that cause chronic pain.
The Compassionate Care Research Institute is the newest medical dispensary in Delaware, having opened in March on Ogletown Road in Newark at the former Alexander’s Lawn and Garden. The state’s other dispensaries are located near Elsmere and Lewes.
Properly permitted centers remain the only way to legally purchase marijuana in Delaware.
Columbia Care, a New-York based medical cannabis company, is constructing its second Delaware location in the shopping center at 5600 Concord Pike.