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    Book an appointment with a certified physician here at Leafwell. The certification costs $199.

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

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    Get your MMJ card and start shopping at a dispensary. It can take between 7 days (1 week) and 35 days (just over a month) to get a medical marijuana card issued, although they are usually issued within 14 days (2 weeks).

Aaron Belcher

Reno, NV

Talk about EASY!! The whole process took 15 minutes, including the call with the Doctor!!! Amazing!

Aubrey Rhodes

New Haven, CT

Shocked how easy! Kind and understanding, definitely the best way to get your med card.

Danielle Rossi

Cambridge, MA

Incredibly calm and easy experience, will only use Leafwell moving forward and would recommend to anyone!

Having a valid medical marijuana certificate and MMJ card is the only way to consume cannabis in Delaware legally.

Medical marijuana is legal in Delaware and you can qualify for a certification & card online via telehealth with Leafwell. The Delaware Medical Marijuana Act took effect on July 1, 2011, and patients can now purchase cannabis at a licensed compassion center (dispensary)

Cannabis is illegal for recreational use. Possession of 1 ounce or less has been decriminalized and is considered a civil infraction that carries a $100 fine.


How to qualify

Only Delaware residents are eligible for the Delaware medical marijuana program. You will need to provide proof of identification and residence.

The physician’s fee and certification cost with Leafwell is $199, and the state fee is a separate $50. For caregivers, the cost for the application is $50, and there’s an additional $65 background check.

    • medical records – these will need to be uploaded to the state website. Photos of prescription bottles or prescription letters are not accepted in Delaware.
    • State ID

Medical Conditions

In Delaware, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana recommendation:

In Delaware, state law requires you to provide proof of your condition to a physician before they certify you. Leafwell cannot connect you to a licensed Delaware doctor until you have provided your medical records to us on our HIPAA secure telemedicine platform.

Possession and Growing

Unfortunately, it is not legal for Delaware patients to grow their cannabis, even if they qualify for a medical marijuana card.


Caregivers

Delaware medical marijuana caregivers must be 21 or be a minor child's parent or legal guardian. Caregivers must not have been convicted of an excluded felony offense (a Class A or B crime). The caregiver must have agreed to assist with a patient’s medical use of marijuana and assist no more than five qualifying patients. Caregivers must be a citizen of Delaware and must provide ID (DE driver’s license or DE state ID) and proof of residency.

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    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 or printed here.

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    Complete the patient application in its entirety. You can apply online or print a paper copy. If you require a caregiver, ensure that the caregiver completes a caregiver application.

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    The fee is $50.00 and is non-refundable for all who apply. There is also a $65 background check. If you apply online, there will be a section for payment options. Please include a check or money order payable to the State of Delaware if you are mailing your application.

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    You must upload a copy of your Delaware-issued driver’s license or state-issued ID with your application. If you are mailing your application, send a clear photocopy of your Delaware-issued driver’s license or State issued ID.

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    Mailed applications can be sent to:

    Delaware Division of Public Health

    Medical Marijuana Program, Suite 140

    417 Federal Street

    Dover, DE 19901

Reciprocity

The following states accept or recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards:

  • Arizona
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Utah
  • Washington, D.C.
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    How much does a Delaware Medical Marijuana certificate and card cost?

    The physician’s fee with Leafwell is $199 for new and renewal patients, subject to change.

    There is a $50 application fee for the state process.

    Plus, now you can sign up with a friend and each save 10% on your consultation with Leafwell.

    What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Delaware?

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

    • AIDS/HIV
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease
    • Autism
    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
    • Cancer
    • Conditions that cause seizures
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Decompensated cirrhosis (often a side-effect of Hepatitis C)
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Severe or debilitating pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, such as those caused by multiple sclerosis (MS)
    • Terminal illness
    How does the online evaluation process work for getting a medical marijuana certificate in Delaware?

    There are three simple steps to seeing a Leafwell provider in Delaware to obtain your medical marijuana card:

    1. Create a Leafwell account using a valid email address and choosing a password. You’ll then be asked to complete a brief questionnaire of personal and health information and to either take or upload a photograph of identification (Leafwell is required by law to verify your identity). You will need a smartphone, computer, or tablet with a reliable internet connection and a working camera to be seen by a Leafwell provider.

    2. Next, you will be taken to the virtual waiting room where you’ll be connected Leafwell provider for a video chat (i.e., a virtual doctor’s visit). (You will receive a text message to your cell phone when the provider is ready to see you.) During the video chat, the provider will assess your health situation to determine if you qualify for a medical marijuana certification.

    3. If you are approved for a medical marijuana card, you can apply to the state and your Leafwell physician will confirm to the state that you are eligible. You will not be sent anything by Leafwell.

    How old do I have to be to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Delaware?

    You must be at least 18 years of age in order to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Delaware. Caregivers must be 21 years of age.

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

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

    Delaware medical marijuana caregivers must be 21 years of age or older, or be the parent or legal guardian of a minor child. Caregivers must not have been convicted of an excluded felony offense (that is, a Class A or B crime, e.g. violent crime). The caregiver must have agreed to assist with a patient’s medical use of marijuana, and can assist no more than five qualifying patients. Caregivers must be a citizen of Delaware, and must provide ID (DE driver’s license or DE state ID) and proof of residency.

    To become a Caregiver in Delaware, follow these steps:

    1. Complete the Designated Caregiver Application
      • 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.
    2. Complete the Patient Application
      • 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.
    3. Pay the Application Fee
      • The fee is $50.00 and is non-refundable for all who apply. 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.
    4. Submit Proof of Age and Residency

    You must upload a copy of your Delaware-issued driver’s license or state-issued 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 Leafwell physician:

    1. Register with the state
      1. Click here to begin
      2. Click on New Program Participants
      3. Enter your name, 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 Delaware 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.