Delaware Medical Marijuana Law

Status

Operational

Law Signed:

2011

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Anxiety**
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain (that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures for more than three months)
  • Cirrhosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Intractable epilepsy*
  • Migraine
  • Nausea
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms (including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis)
  • ++Any other debilitating condition, if the use is authorized by a physician and if “current standard care practices and treatments have been exhausted, and there are grounds to support that the patient may benefit from this treatment.”
  • *If the qualifying patient is younger than 18 years of age, the recommending physician must be a pediatric neurologist, pediatric gastroenterologist, pediatric oncologist or pediatric palliative care specialist. Adolescent patients are only permitted to possess oils containing at least 15 percent CBD (and no more than 7 percent THC) and/or oils containing 15 percent THC acid (and no more than 7 percent THC).
  • **Qualifying patients must possess a specific registry card identifying them as ‘CBD-rich’ patients. Varieties of cannabis which may be obtained by patients with this card are limited to those dominant in CBD and low in THC. (For more information, click here)

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Six ounces

HOME CULTIVATION

No

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES

Yes

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL

Yes

CAREGIVERS

Yes

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS

RECIPROCITY

No

CONTACT INFORMATION

Delaware Health and Social Services
Division of Public Health
http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsp/medmarhome.html