Delaware Office of Medical Marijuana administrator, Paul Hyland, says the state has the best testing policy in the country. The state requires that every batch be tested at an independent facility. AgroLab Organic has been providing the testing services since 2016.
Each batch is tested for mold, debris, bacteria, pests and mold, according to the Cape Gazette. The batches are samples from a single strain grown at the same time in the same space. Hyland initially wanted each individual plant to be tested, but that isn’t a realistic option.
Delaware’s medical marijuana patient base is small, with just over 4,400 patients. The program expects to reach or exceed 5,000 patients by the end of 2018. Patients with conditions that are not on the state’s current qualifying conditions list can petition the program to have their condition added.
Two more dispensaries will be opening this year. One cultivator is producing and providing the entire state’s medical marijuana supply, but the new dispensaries are already cultivating their own. Patients can have caregivers, so there are other options in the state.