After years of delays, Delaware’s second medical marijuana dispensary may be just weeks away from opening outside of Lewes.That’s good news for Mike Touhey, one of the more than 500 licensed patients who live in Sussex County.The 56-year-old Lewes resident suffers from a chronic liver condition. He makes the nearly 180-mile round trip to the state’s lone dispensary near Wilmington once a month to purchase the only medication he says relieves his nausea without causing further organ damage.”I’m so happy because now I’ll be able to afford more medicine,” he said. “And I’ll tell you that trip can be a five-hour pain … during the summer time.”Touhey expects to save close to $500 a year now that he’ll be able to drive a mile up the street to First State Compassion Center South under construction in the Vineyards at Nassau Valley, a mixed-use development off U.S. 9. RELATED STORY: Rally for marijuana legalization held in Newark RELATED STORY: Bill would legalize marijuana in Delaware The new facility is owned by the same company that runs First State Compassion Center North near Wilmington, which became Delaware’s first medical marijuana dispensary in 2015. The center, which is operated by retired state trooper Mark Lally, was selected by state officials to open a downstate operation last… Read full this story
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