There are many questions people have when they are first looking to acquire a medical cannabis card. Here we will try to answer some of the most common Delaware Medical Marijuana Card FAQs. Getting your own Delaware medical marijuana card is a fairly easy process if you qualify. Our cannabis doctors at Green Relief Health specialize in the MMJ patient certification process and will compassionately conduct a telehealth visit with you. You can do it right from home, on your phone or computer—hassle-free and without compromising your time or health with a doctor’s visit.
One of the most common Delaware medical marijuana card FAQs is about qualifying conditions. The first step in becoming a registered medical marijuana patient in Delaware is having one of the qualifying conditions. The state has approved the use of medical marijuana for the following conditions and ailments:
- Terminal illness
- HIV positive
- Decompensated Cirrhosis
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Autism with aggressive behavior
- Chronic, debilitating migraines
- 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
- Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristics of Multiple Sclerosis
In addition to these qualifying conditions the state of Delaware has also added an additional qualifying option for patients. In September of 2020 a new law went into effect that removed qualifying conditions for adults and pediatric patients. Providers in Delaware are now allowed to use their experienced discretion to recommend a Delaware medical marijuana card certification. Essentially, a provider can approve patients with any debilitating condition if they wish. The bill also removed the requirement that only specialists could recommend cannabis for pediatric patients as well.
Delaware Age & Residency Requirements Medical Marijuana Card FAQs
Another common Delaware medical marijuana card FAQs is about age and residency requirements. You must be a resident in the state of Delaware for at least 30 days. This means that you must be able to prove that you are a legal resident of Delaware and that you can provide proof of residency. To show proof of residency you must either have a state driver’s license or state-issued ID card. Make sure your home address is up to date on this documentation.
Currently, the Delaware Department of Health Medical Marijuana Program is not allowing out of state patients to qualify for medical marijuana cards.
There is no minimum age requirement in Maryland for a medical marijuana card. Patients under 18 can qualify but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
For patients under the age of 18, a minor must receive consent from a parent or legal guardian to proceed with the medical cannabis certification process.
How Often Do I Need to Renew My Delaware Medical Marijuana Card?
Delaware medical marijuana cards are valid for one year. When you use Green Relief Health to obtain your certificate, we’ll send you a reminder email one month before your card is due to expire to make sure you have plenty of time to submit your renewal application.
How Long Does It Take the State to Process an Application Once I Submit All of the Paperwork?
Upon verification of the information contained in an application submitted to the state, the Department of Health will approve or deny a complete application within 45 calendar days of receipt.
How Much Medical Marijuana May I Possess as a Registered Patient?
Patients are authorized to purchase three ounces of marijuana every 14 days, for a total of six ounces per month.
What is a Designated Caregiver?
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. Caregivers must apply for a registry card and obtain a State and Federal background check which is good for three years. A caregiver is issued an identification card which allows them to purchase up to three ounces of medical marijuana on behalf of their patient. It is not legal for caregivers to consume medical marijuana.
Can I Use Medical Marijuana Anywhere in Delaware?
No, marijuana use is not authorized on a school bus, the grounds of any preschool primary or secondary school or any correctional facility to include any health care treatment facility operated by the Department of Health or funded contractually through the Department of Health. Marijuana use is also not authorized in any form of transportation or in any public place. Click here for the Protections and Limitations of applicants registered in the Medical Marijuana Program.
How Much Does a Delaware Medical Marijuana Card Cost?
The doctor’s fee with Green Relief Health is $175 for new patients and $125 for renewal patients, subject to change.
There is a $50 application fee for the state of Delaware process.