Frequently asked questions

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 $125.00 and is non-refundable for all who apply. 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 $125.00, 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.