Delaware Medical Marijuana Program
In May of 2011, state Governor, Jack Markell signed Senate Bill 17 into law, allowing for qualified patients to possess up to six ounces of medical marijuana. The drug can be given to patients aged 18 or older who have a qualifying medical condition.
Requirements For a Medical Marijuana Card in Delaware:
To apply for a Delaware Medical Marijuana Card, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be a resident of Delaware for a period lasting longer than 30 days
- You need to request a copy of your medical records that indicate that you have been diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition
- You need to get written recommendation from a state-licensed physician
- You must apply for and receive a medical marijuana card from the state of Delaware
Under Delaware’s medical marijuana law, patients may be recommended marijuana for the following conditions:
- Hepatitis C
- Crohn’s Disease
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Any other chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition which produces for a specific patient one or more of the following, and for which, in the professional opinion of the patient’s physician, such condition may reasonably be relieved by the medical use of marijuana: Cachexia, Severe pain, Severe nausea, Seizures, including those that are characteristic of epilepsy, Persistent muscle spasms, including those that are characteristic of multiple sclerosis
How to Apply For a Medical Marijuana Card in Delaware:
Senate Bill 17 requires that patients apply for medical marijuana cards from the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services.
Renewal Requirements For Medical Marijuana Patients in Delaware:
Apply for renewal no less than 45 calendar days prior to the expiration date of the existing card in order to prevent interruption of possession of a valid medical marijuana card.