Medical marijuana patients from across Sussex County protested in front of Columbia Care’s Rehoboth Beach dispensary April 24. The group said they are fed up with unnecessarily high prices, not enough medicine and the state’s medical marijuana providers coming out against legislation to legalize marijuana in Delaware.
Frankford’s Lillyanne Ternahan is the patient who organized the protest.
“We’re here to spread awareness and get the word out,” said Ternahan, taking a break from yelling organized chants into a lime-green megaphone adorned with a marijuana leaf decal. “When these guys opened, I was excited about the possible options, but they’re always understocked and the prices are too high. The price gouging is horrendous.”
Ternahan said patients are legally allowed to purchase three ounces at a time; however, online menus for the three operational providers show that only small quantities of cannabis are available for purchase at prices that are considerably higher than the price of medical cannabis in legal states like Colorado.
These protesters aren’t the first medical marijuana advocates to call for a boycott of the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries.
In a press release April 7, Laura Sharer, Delaware NORML executive director and a registered patient, said, “It’s despicable that these