Best Buds opening Oct. 28 in Georgetown

As patient numbers increase, Route 113 dispensary will be county’s third
October 19, 2022

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Best Buds
23 Georgetown Plaza
Georgetown, DE 19947
United States

After months of delays related to the pandemic and supply chain, Sussex County’s third medical marijuana dispensary is expecting to open Friday, Oct. 28.

Located off Route 113 in Georgetown, Best Buds will be the second dispensary for CannTech in Delaware. The company opened in Dover about a month ago.

Hannah Iglesias, chief compliance officer for CannTech, said for the time being, Best Buds will be selling a full line of products produced by the state’s other medical marijuana growers – The Farm, Columbia Care, First State Compassion and Fresh Cannabis. The product is bought wholesale, so the prices are competitive, she said.

Best Buds will begin offering its own medicine and a delivery service in 2023, said Iglesias.

The opening of the dispensary could help patients in the western side of the county. When the law creating the medical marijuana program was passed in 2011, analysts expected the patient population to top out at about 5,000 patients across the state. As of mid-July, there are 15,505 medical marijuana patients in Delaware – 7,888 in New Castle County, 2,813 in Kent County and 4,804 in Sussex County.

The county’s other two dispensaries are First State Compassion outside Lewes and Columbia Care outside Rehoboth Beach. Iglesias said Best Buds is looking forward to providing patients who don’t live near the beach an easier opportunity to get their medicine. There’s enough geographic diversity in the county to support those patients with debilitating injuries, she said.

Hours of operation for Best Buds will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and, unlike the other dispensaries in Sussex, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday.

Best Buds figured God wouldn’t want patients to not be able to get their medicine on Sundays, said Iglesias.

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