Delaware marijuana commissioner to hold social equity workshops


DOVER — The Office of the Marijuana Commissioner will hold a series of workshops in June regarding social equity applicant eligibility, banking, taxes, legal matters and more.

The purpose of the sessions is to provide technical assistance to social equity candidates, so they can network and learn about potential cannabis industry opportunities.

Attendees can register for the event at

Each workshop will be held from 3-5:30 p.m. on the following days:

  • Wednesday — Delaware Technical Community College, 400 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark
  • June 12 — Delaware Technical Community College, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown
  • June 18 — Delaware Technical Community College, 300 Orange St., Wilmington
  • June 26 — Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza

To qualify for a social equity license, an applicant must have at least 51% ownership and control of his or her business and qualify for one of three prerequisites. These include living at least five of the previous 15 years in a disproportionately impacted area; having a marijuana-related offense prior to April 23, 2023, except delivery to a minor and possessing 11 or more pounds of cannabis; or having a parent, legal guardian, child, spouse or dependent who was convicted of a marijuana-related offense.

The state’s retail marijuana market is expected to be operating next spring. Prior to its start, there will be 125 licenses awarded, including for sellers and cultivation and testing facilities.

The Marijuana Control Act requires 47 of the licenses to be administered to social equity applicants.

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