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How getting a medical marijuana card works for Delaware residents.

  1. Step 1
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    Register Online With Leafwell

    Book an appointment with a certified physician at Leafwell. The medical marijuana certification costs $149.

  2. Step 2
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    Discuss Medical Marijuana With Your Doctor

    During your appointment, a Leafwell marijuana doctor will ask you questions based on your medical history and provide you with advice and guidance on whether medical marijuana is a good choice for you.

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    Receive Your Certificate

    Once approved, you will receive your medical marijuana approval email with further instructions. You must register with the Delaware Medical Marijuana Program. The state will contact your Leafwell physician to confirm your details.

  4. Step 4
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    Get Your Delaware Medical Card

    Get your MMJ card and start shopping at a dispensary. It can take between one week and 35 days to get a medical marijuana card issued, although they are usually issued within 14 days.

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See a detailed step-by-step explainer on all the Delaware medical marijuana ID card requirements.

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Benefits of Getting a Card

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State Specific Steps

Embarking on your journey to relief in Delaware is simple. Let our caring specialists guide you through the state-specific steps if you're looking to get a medical marijuana card.

  1. Register Online With Leafwell
  2. Book Your Appointment With Leafwell
  3. Register With the State
  4. Receive Your DE Medical Marijuana Card in the Mail
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Our mission of increasing medical cannabis access means offering the highest-quality service at the best price. Here's what you need to know about the costs associated with the medical marijuana program in DE.
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What You Pay with Leafwell

Delaware medical marijuana patients save more with Leafwell. Get your money back if not approved.

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Qualifying Conditions

Delaware law lists the following qualifying conditions for a medical cannabis card:

  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Anxiety (CBD-rich card only)
  • Autism with aggressive behavior
  • Cancer
  • Chronic debilitating migraine
  • Chronic pain
  • Decompensated cirrhosis (often a side-effect of Hepatitis C)
  • Glaucoma
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Intractable epilepsy
  • Migraines
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Terminal illness
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:
  • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
  • Severe debilitating pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures for more than three months or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects
  • Intractable Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

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What You Need to Know

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    Eligibility / Patient

    To qualify for a Delaware medical marijuana card, patients must be at least 18 years old. A minor or pediatric patient must have parental consent. A medical marijuana patient must also receive a diagnosis for a qualifying medical condition and a written physician certification from a Delaware-licensed MD, DO, APRN, or PA. Finally, patients must apply for a medical marijuanacard online or by mail and show proof of Delaware residency.

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    Caregiver

    A designated caregiver is someone authorized to obtain medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary and assist in dispensing and administering it to a registered qualifying patient. Caregivers must apply for a registry identification card that allows them to purchase up to three ounces of medical marijuana every 14 days on behalf of their medical cannabis patient.

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    Can Minors Qualify?

    Yes, but minors must be seen by a pediatric specialist (pediatric neurologist, pediatric gastroenterologist, pediatric oncologist, pediatric psychiatrist, developmental pediatrician, or pediatric palliative care specialist). Leafwell cannot currently see minor patients in Delaware.

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What You Need

You’ll need to provide the following to apply for a Delaware MMJ card:

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    Medical Marijuana Recommendation

    Once approved, your Leafwell healthcare provider will confirm your information to the state. If you haven’t already, you must create an account with the Delaware Medical Marijuana Program and complete your medical marijuana card application within 90 days of your physician’s signature.

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    Proof of Identity and Delaware Residence

    A Delaware-issued driver’s license or Delaware state ID card.

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Next Steps After Approval

Congratulations on getting your medical certification! You’re almost there, but there are a few more steps to complete to get your Delaware medical marijuana card. Let’s dive in!

  • Before You Start: What You’ll Need 
    • A credit or debit card for payment
    • A valid photo ID
  • Complete Application: Create an account with the Delaware Medical Marijuana Program and complete your medical marijuana card application within 90 days of your healthcare practitioner certification.
  • Pay the Fee: Delaware charges a $50 fee to process your application.
  • Receive Card: You will receive your medical card in the mail within 45 days.
  • Start Shopping: Legally purchase cannabis from a licensed dispensary.

How to Renew Your Card

It’s easy to renew DE medical cannabis cards with Leafwell. We have an easy step-by-step guide to the entire process on our Delaware renewal page.

Legal Topics

Navigating the legal landscape can be tricky, but we’re here to break it down for you. Here are some key points you should be aware of if you have a medical marijuana ID card in Delaware.

Delaware Medical Marijuana Act: The Delaware Medical Marijuana Act legalized cannabis for medical use by Delaware patients with serious medical conditions. It created the state medical cannabis program.

Product Choice: A medical cannabis patient can access various products, including flower, edibles, vapes, and concentrates.

Medical Cannabis Program Limitations:  Pediatric patients can access medical marijuana, but they must meet more stringent requirements and can only possess oils containing at least 15% CBD and no more than 7% THC. Patients with anxiety diagnoses can obtain a CBD-rich registry card, accessing CBD-dominant strains only.

Possession Limits: Medical cannabis patients can possess up to six ounces of marijuana per month. Possession limits for recreational users is slightly different. They are allowed to possess up to one ounce of marijuana.

No Cultivation or Reciprocity: Delaware does not accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards or allow marijuana cultivation, even with a medical marijuana card.

Recreational Marijuana: Recreational marijuana is legal in Delaware.

Caregivers

A designated caregiver is a person who is selected by a qualifying patient as the person authorized, on the patient’s behalf, to possess, obtain from an authorized dispensary, dispense, and assist in the administration of medical marijuana.

Minor patients will require a caregiver, but Leafwell is unable to see minors in Delaware at this time.

Caregivers must apply for a registry card and obtain a state and federal background check, which costs $65 and is valid for three years.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications to qualify for a designated caregiver card:

  • Be 21 or older or a minor patient’s parent or legal guardian.
  • Have not been convicted of an excluded felony offense.
  • Have agreed to assist with a patient’s medical use of marijuana and assist no more than five qualifying patients.
  • Be a Delaware resident with proof of residency (Delaware driver’s license or state ID).
  • Complete the Designated Caregiver Application, which costs $50 and requires the patient’s 10-digit registry number.

A caregiver may have up to five patients and must have an ID for each patient.

Reciprocity

Delaware does not have medical marijuana reciprocity agreements with other states, meaning out-of-state cardholders cannot purchase from dispensaries while visiting. However, the following states and territories will accept or recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas *
  • Hawaii *
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan (at the dispensary’s discretion)
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey *
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma *
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. Virgin Islands *
  • Utah * (up to two 21-day periods in a calendar year)
  • Washington, D.C.

*Visitors must complete a visiting patient application form with the state program.

FAQs

How much does a Delaware medical marijuana certificate and card cost?

An online consultation for a Delaware medical marijuana card costs $99 and includes a 1-year physician certification. You’ll only be charged if approved. Plus, now you can sign up with a friend and each save 10% on your consultation.

Patients will also pay a separate $50 application fee to the Delaware Medical Marijuana Program.

Here’s an overview of the fees:

  • $99 Initial certificate from Leafwell
  • $99 Renewal certificate from Leafwell
  • $50 State application fee*($25 reduced fee available with Low Income Charge Request Letter. Requires proof of gross household income at or below 138% of the poverty level.)

*State fees are not included with Leafwell fees and are paid directly to the state.

What medical conditions qualify for a medical marijuana card in Delaware?

In Delaware, the following qualifying conditions may make you eligible for a medical marijuana certificate and card:

  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Anxiety (CBD-rich card only)
  • Autism with aggressive behavior
  • Cancer
  • Chronic debilitating migraine
  • Chronic pain
  • Decompensated cirrhosis (often a side-effect of Hepatitis C)
  • Glaucoma
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Intractable epilepsy
  • Migraines
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Terminal illness
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:
  • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
  • Severe debilitating pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures for more than three months or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects
  • Intractable Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

What do I need to know about applying for my medical cannabis card in Delaware online?

With Leafwell, applying for a Delaware medical marijuana card online is simple. Here’s what to expect:

  1. Register with Leafwell and speak to a Delaware-licensed healthcare provider online.
  2. Create an account with the Delaware Medical Marijuana Program to complete the patient application and pay the $50 state fee within 90 days.
  3. Your provider will confirm your information to the state.
  4. Receive your medical card within 45 days.

How old do I have to be to apply for a medical marijuana card in Delaware?

You must be at least 18 years old to apply for a Delaware medical marijuana card.

Minor patients may apply with consent from a custodial parent or legal guardian. However, Leafwell is not able to certify minors at this time.

Caregivers must be 21 or older.

Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Delaware?

Yes, medical marijuana patients in Delaware can have a caregiver.

Caregiver Requirements:

  • Caregivers must be at least 21 years old and a Delaware resident.
  • Caregivers can manage up to 5 qualifying patients. If the patient lacks legal capacity it can be a parent, guardian, or legal custodian.
  • A caregiver may be a registered qualifying patient.
  • The caregiver is required to do a state and federal background check which costs $65 and is good for three years. No convictions of an excluded felony offense (Class A or B crime, e.g. violent crime.)
  • Qualified pediatric patients under the age of 18 cannot purchase medical marijuana from the dispensary. The parent or legal guardian will get a Responsible Party ID card which will authorize them to purchase medical marijuana for their child.

To become a Caregiver in Delaware, follow these steps:

  • Complete the caregiver application in its entirety. You will need the patient’s 10-digit registry number to apply. If you plan to be a designated caregiver for multiple patients, you must complete an application for each patient. Applications can be completed online.
  • Complete the patient application in its entirety. You can apply online. If you will require a caregiver, ensure that the caregiver completes a caregiver application. Information on how a caregiver can apply can be found here.
  • Pay the $50.00 non-refundable state fee. There is also a $65.00 for a required background check. If you apply online, there will be a section for payment options. If you are mailing your application, please include a check or money order for $50.00, payable to the State of Delaware.
  • You must upload a copy of your Delaware-issued driver’s license or Delaware state ID with your application.

How do I apply for the state program in Delaware?

Here’s what you need to do after you’ve been approved by a licensed medical marijuana doctor:

  1. Register with the state
    1. Start your state application here.
    2. Click on New Program Participants.
    3. Enter your name, and email and create a password.
    4. After completing this one-time registration process and verifying your account via e-mail, you can log in.
  2. Log In
    1. Log in using the e-mail address and password you established during the registration process.
    2. Select Patient Application under Applications tab.
    3. Upload a photo of yourself.
    4. Fill in all the necessary boxes including DE state ID information.
  3. Fill in the Patient Release Request Form
    1. Fill in your name, qualifying condition, and Physician’s name – you will find this on your confirmation email from Leafwell after your appointment.
    2. Date and electronically or manually sign.
  4. OPTIONAL: Fill out Caregiver Authorization form if applicable
    1. The caregiver is required to do a State and Federal background check which is good for three years.
    2. The caregiver must fill out a separate application.
  5. Fees
    1. The patient application fee is $50.00.
    2. The caregiver application fee is $125.00.
  6. Patient’s Attestation Statement
    1. Read the statement and select the radio button to confirm each of the additional statements.
    2. Click ‘+Upload’ to upload a copy of your identification.
    3. Once all sections are complete, review the application, sign/date the application, and click ‘Save’ to save and transmit the application.