Medical Cannabis Laws in Delaware
- 2011 – Delaware Medical Marijuana Act (SB 17)
– Governor Jack Markell signed legislation allowing patients 18 and older with “certain serious or debilitating conditions” to use cannabis, and possess up to six ounces. Qualifying conditions include “cancer; Alzheimer’s disease; post-traumatic stress disorder; and conditions that cause intractable nausea, severe pain or seizures, among other illnesses.” The card must be renewed once a year.
- 2015 – Governor Markell signs legislation decriminalizing the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana by adults. Possession of cannabis by those aged under 21 is still considered illegal.
- 2017 – Recreational legalization efforts and proposals are put under way for legalized recreational use of cannabis. State Representative Helene Keeley is one such figure who proposed recreational legalization, but this proposal failed to receive the number of votes required to pass.
- 2020 – State Representative Ed Osienski attempts to get a bill passed during the 2020 general assembly session, but fails due to a lack of votes and because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 2021 – Osienski re-works bill drafted in 2020 to introduce it during the 2021 Legislative Session. Some of those changes included adding a ‘social equity’ and micro business license, where Osienski states “they’ll get some additional help with applying and some reduction in fees.”
Telehealth Consultations for Medical Cannabis in Delaware
Telehealth is legal for medical cannabis consultations in Delaware. You can see a compassionate and friendly medical marijuana physician online with Leafwell today. The COVID-19 pandemic means that patients can have their initial medical cannabis consultations online in Delaware, whereas in the past initial consultations had to take place in-person (only follow-ups and renewals could take place online). We recommend taking advantage of this if you need to do so while you can, oespecially if you live in an area with little accessibility to a trustworthy medical marijuana doctor!
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