Lilyanne Ternahan of Frankford leads protesters urging a boycott against Columbia Care at its medical-marijuana dispensary in Rehoboth Beach on Saturday, April 24. Protestors object to the company’s testimony in opposition to state legislation that would legalize marijuana for those 21 or older, as well as to issues with pricing and supply for existing medical-marijuana users. By Kerin Magill | Staff Reporter
A Sussex County woman is leading an effort to boycott Delaware cannabis dispensaries whose representatives testified against proposed state legislation that would legalize recreational use for adults.
Lilyanne Ternahan of Frankford led a protest in Rehoboth Beach on Saturday, April 24, in front of Columbia Care at the Tanger Outlets Bayside location. About 12 pro-legalization protesters attended the rally, which drew honks from passing motorists on Coastal Highway during its two-hour duration.
Ternahan said at the rally that the dispensaries are using medical marijuana patients as “pawns” and that they charge “outrageous” prices to patients, who also have had to deal with lack of availability of medical marijuana products, which she said worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I want my voice to be heard,”