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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in DE


When we’re booking appointments in Delaware, you will schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in DE through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. Please provide medical records if you have them and the doctor(s) can approve any qualifying condition.


You’ll consult with a doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about your medical marijuana treatment. Once your consultation begins, you will go over your conditions. If you are approved, the doctor will register you with the state of Delaware. You will then be able to pay your $50 patient fee to the state.

Every patient will need to prove Delaware residency for their application to be accepted by the state of DE.


Once you are approved, you’ll register with the state and submit an application. The state will process your application and notify you of your approval and mail your card. Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries.

In Delaware, patients will need to re-certify their license annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

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The Status of Cannabis Legalization in Delaware

The First State is so dedicated to its medical cannabis program that it allowed home delivery in April of 2020, so those who needed their prescriptions during COVID-19 would not do without, according to Delaware Business Now. The news source reported the East Coast region “opted to exempt medical marijuana from its normally strict no delivery policies in keeping with efforts to discourage travel and remain true to the spirit of the system that helps people with chronic pain and other conditions.”

That is why the state permitted Colombia Care, a medical cannabis dispensary available in all three state counties, to bring medical cannabis right to patient’s doors. Following in Colombia Care’s footsteps, additional compassion centers made it available for curbside pick-up.

Speaking of COVID-19 and Delaware, two regional U.S. State Senators, Sharif Street of Philadelphia and Daylin Leach of Montgomery, propose legalizing cannabis for recreational use to stimulate the economy that has suffered severely from the pandemic. “I think the question is now—what do those circumstances look like, and let’s put a bill together that Democratic and Republican members can support,” Sen. Street told Erie News Now. 

Additionally, Delaware has decriminalized cannabis and expunged the records of former residents charged with the possession of the plant without a medical license. Certainly, Delaware is moving forward on the recreational front, but until then it is definitely taking care of citizens who find relief from medicinal cannabis.

Patient Qualifying Conditions

Since legalizing medicinal cannabis, Delaware has composed a list of qualifying conditions that make residents eligible for a state registered card including: 

Additionally, the Delaware Health and Social Services department includes conditions that have failed treatment associated with autism with self-injurious or aggressive behavior, cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe pain, intractable nausea, and acute and persistent muscle spasms.

If there is another condition that you or a loved one have found relief from with cannabis, then the state will consider the new disorder on your behalf. “Any citizen may petition the Department to add conditions or treatments to the list of debilitating medical conditions,” according to the state website.

Aside from having a condition and being certified by a physician, the patient and applicant must be at least 18 years of age and be a resident of the state with a driver’s license or state identification. The fee to apply for medical cannabis certification in Delaware is $50. It is non-refundable, giving applicants even more reason to use Veriheal, which offers a full refund if not approved for a card. 

Becoming a Caregiver in Delaware

To be a certified medical cannabis caregiver in the state of Delaware, the applicant must meet specific qualifications including being at least 21 years of age, never having been convicted of a felony, agreeing to assist the patient with the medical use of cannabis, and being a state residence with a driver’s license or state identification proofing your current address. 

Unlike other states that permit medicinal cannabis, Delaware allows caregivers to have up to five qualifying patients. The cost for a caregiver application is $125 and is non-refundable, which is why using Veriheal is ideal, always offering a full refund if not approved.

Possession and Cultivation in Delaware

Once approved, under the Delaware Medical Marijuana Act, patients are allowed to purchase and possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis every 14 days, equaling six ounces per month at the most.

There is absolutely no cultivation of cannabis in any form. If a patient is caught growing cannabis, they could face penalties.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a medical card in Delaware?

Sign up with Veriheal for a consultation with a certified medical marijuana doctor in Delaware. After approval, you’ll register with the state and submit your application. The state will process your application and mail you a medical card. You can then begin purchasing from dispensaries.

To qualify for medical cannabis in Delaware, patients must be 18 years old with proof of Delaware residency and a written diagnosis for one or more qualifying conditions as listed by the state.

Yes. To apply for a medical cannabis card in Delaware, you must prove residency by supplying a valid driver’s license or identification card with a current address.

No. There is absolutely no cultivation allowed. Patients can purchase cannabis at a dispensary or a compassionate care center.

As of 2022, medical marijuana patients in Delaware are able to purchase all types of medical marijuana products such as dry cannabis flower, pre-rolls, edibles, vapes, extracts in dispensaries.

The fee to apply for medical cannabis certification in Delaware is $50.

Yes, residents need medical marijuana certification to purchase cannabis products at a dispensary in Delaware.

After the state receives your application, it may take 2-4 weeks to process and mail your medical cannabis card.

Patients must be 18 or older to qualify for a medical cannabis card in Delaware.

No, Delaware does not currently accept out-of-state medical cards.

Anxiety is a qualifying condition for medical cannabis under Delaware law. However, patients with anxiety may only qualify for the CBD-Rich cannabis card.

Patients and caregivers can purchase and possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis every 14 days, equaling six ounces per month at the most.

Places to Visit in DE After Enjoying Your Medicine

The Delaware coast offers miles of beaches locals relax on several months of the year. The fact that the state is less than two hours away from Baltimore and Philadelphia also makes the location an ideal place to call home. With dispensaries and compassionate care centers around the state, picking up cannabis can quickly turn into an adventurous afternoon if time allows. Other awesome attractions around the state include Delaware State Parks, and DuPont Mansions, not to mention the June Firefly Music Festival. After being approved for a medical cannabis card, plan a little extra time on your first trip to get a prescription for some extra Delaware delight, the home of tax-free shopping.

State Parks

Choose almost any Delaware area, and there will be a state park. With more than a dozen parks, the First State promises locals some pristine landscape statewide beginning with Bellevue. Other parks that offer an array of outdoor activities include Brandywine Creek, Cape Henlopen, Fenwick Island, Fort Dupont, and Fox Point. Each park promises its own type of beauty, with some filled with sandy shores and lighthouses, and others made up of wooded hills.

Tanger Outlet Tax-Free Shopping

The Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth Beach ring up some sales with tax-free shopping. Picking up name-brand fashion all year round and exploring the sales is worth a trip to the shopping mall. Some brand outlets to peruse include Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters, Calvin Klein, Coach, Hollister, and Pandora. What makes the Tanger Outlets even more ideal is they are minutes away from the beach, making it possible to tan, shop, eat and call it an awesome day in Delaware.

Bethany and Dewey Beaches

Bethany Beach is lush with grass-spotted dunes and a full wood boardwalk. Whether biking, running, or simply walking along the waterway, being in Bethany is a great way to relax. If the sand is not your thing, try the outdoor pools and on-site spa to spend some time away from it all. As for Dewey Beach, this seashore region hosts festivals and boutique shopping, making all visitors excited to see the everchanging entertainment schedule complemented with tax-free purchases.

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