Columbia Care is the first medical cannabis operator in Delaware to offer pharmaceutical-quality cannabis-based medicines
SMYRNA, Del., June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Columbia Care LLC, the nation’s largest and most experienced medical cannabis company, announced that it will open its first medical cannabis dispensary in Delaware to qualifying patients on Friday, June 29, 2018. The facility will be located at 200 S. DuPont Boulevard in Smyrna, DE. With the opening of this facility, also known as a Compassion Center, Columbia Care becomes only the second medical cannabis operator in Delaware and the first to offer dose-metered pharmaceutical-quality cannabis-based medicines.
“Opening our first dispensary in Delaware marks our expansion into yet another highly-regulated medical cannabis program. We are proud to further expand access to our industry-leading pharmaceutical-quality cannabis-based medicines to patients in need of consistent and reliable products,” said Nicholas Vita, chief executive officer of Columbia Care. “In addition to setting the standard in the industry by producing the highest-quality cannabis-based medicines, we are committed to providing a superior patient experience. We have conducted more than 750,000 successful patient interactions, during which dedicated professionals at dispensary locations across the U.S. spend one-on-one time with patients to understand their needs and provide them with transformational cannabis-based medicines. We look forward to continuing this legacy of exceptional patient care in Kent County and throughout the entire state of Delaware.”
Consistent with the Company’s vision and mission, the Delaware dispensary is designed with patient access, comfort and safety in mind. The dispensary will be staffed by a dedicated team trained to provide the highest level of professionalism, compassion, confidentiality, security and respect for patients and their conditions.
The Columbia Care Smyrna dispensary will provide a comprehensive portfolio of cured leaf products from numerous strains scientifically selected and carefully grown by Columbia Care’s team of horticulture experts. These products will be offered alongside Columbia Care’s core unique dose-metered pharmaceutical-quality offerings, which will be expanded upon over the coming months. These pharmaceutical-quality offerings include tinctures, vaporization oils, and oral capsules in three CBD to THC ratios; high CBD, high THC and equal CBD to THC. Columbia Care products begin with a cultivation process that takes place in the Company’s controlled-environment agricultural production facility in Milford. The manufacturing and refinement processes take place in highly controlled labs with trained chemists who follow strict quality control guidelines to ensure product safety and consistency. All products undergo independent batch testing for a variety of measures to ensure the highest levels of purity.
Accessing the Delaware Medical Marijuana Program
To access state-licensed medical marijuana Compassion Centers in Delaware, a Delaware licensed physician with a bonafied medical relationship with the patient must certify that the patient has a qualifying condition, and the patient must complete and submit a patient application to the Division of Public Health Medical Marijuana Program. Patients with a valid medical marijuana card issued by the Medical Marijuana Program are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Columbia Care from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and are welcome to visit the Columbia Care website for scheduling and additional information at http://www.col-carede.com/.
For more information on the Delaware Medical Marijuana Program, including information on how to apply, please visit http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/hsp/medmarhome.html.
About Columbia Care
Columbia Care is the nation’s largest and most experienced manufacturer and provider of medical cannabis products and services. The Company is licensed in highly selective and regulated jurisdictions and has completed more than 750,000 successful patient interactions since its inception. Working in collaboration with some of the most renowned and innovative teaching hospitals and medical centers in the world, Columbia Care is a patient-centered healthcare company setting the standard for compassion, professionalism, quality, caring and innovation for a rapidly expanding industry. For more information on Columbia Care, please visit www.col-care.com.
Josephine Belluardo, Ph.D.
LifeSci Public Relations
Released June 26, 2018