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The process of getting my medical marijuana recommendation was incredibly fast and easy. It took no longer than 20 minutes, which includes registering, talking to the doctor on the phone, and uploading a picture for my ID (optional).
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I was speaking to doctor, who was extremely easy to talk to, within minutes of accessing the website. Getting a download of my rec. took about the same amount of time. I’d recommend LeafWell to all seeking a medical marijuana rec.
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Common conditions cannabis recommended for include
- AIDS/HIV (Positive Status)
- Alzheimer's Disease (AD)
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) aka Lou Gehrig's Disease
- Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
- Chronic Debilitating Migraine
- Decompensated Cirrhosis
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Seizure Disorders (e.g. Epilepsy)
- Severe and persistent Muscle Spasms, including but not limited to those characteristics of Multiple Sclerosis.
- Severe debilitating pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measure for more than three months, or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects.
- Terminal Illness
Frequently Asked Questions
The physician’s fee with Leafwell is $149 for new and renewal patients, subject to change.
There is a $50 application fee for the state process.
In Delaware, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana certificate and card:
- Decompensated cirrhosis (often a side-effect of Hepatitis C)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease)
- Crohn’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Severe or debilitating pain
- Severe nausea
- Conditions that cause seizures
- Severe and persistent muscle spasms, such as those caused by multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Terminal illness
Telemedicine for medical cannabis is legal in Delaware. Therefore Leafwell’s services are accessible via telehealth in Delaware.
Telehealth/telemedicine is available in Delaware. Usually, a relationship must first be established between patient and physician in-person first. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that the initial appointment can now take place online, and telemedicine is accepted with no in-person appointment. Follow-up appointents may take place online.
There are three simple steps to seeing a Leafwell provider in Delaware to obtain your medical marijuana card:
1. Create a Leafwell account using a valid email address and choosing a password. You’ll then be asked to complete a brief questionnaire of personal and health information and to either take or upload a photograph of identification (Leafwell is required by law to verify your identity). You will need a smartphone, computer, or tablet with a reliable internet connection and a working camera to be seen by a Leafwell provider.
2. Next, you will be taken to the virtual waiting room where you’ll be connected Leafwell provider for a video chat (i.e., a virtual doctor’s visit). (You will receive a text message to your cell phone when the provider is ready to see you.) During the video chat, the provider will assess your health situation to determine if you qualify for a medical marijuana certification.
3. If you are approved for a medical marijuana card, you can apply to the state and your Leafwell physician will confirm to the state that you are eligible.
Leafwell requires the following documents for your online visit:
– Photo ID (e.g., driver’s permit/license, state ID, or U.S. passport)
– Proof of address (e.g., utility bill, mortgage, rental lease, bank statement)
– Medical records (e.g. patient history, doctor’s notes, prescription information/history, imaging/scan results)
You must be at least 18 years of age in order to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Delaware. Caregivers must be 21 years of age.
In Delaware, you can get a medical marijuana card for a minor with parental/guardian consent. Medical marijuana has been proven to be effective for many conditions suffered by children.
Minors must be seen by a pediatric specialist. At the moment, Leafwell is unable to certify minors. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
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.
Yes, Leafwell can help you renew your medical marijuana certificate and card. If you’re a returning patient, all your information is stored in our HIPAA-compliant platform, and the process is quick and easy. If you are not already a Leafwell patient, click here to create an account and complete your renewal.
Delaware medical marijuana certificates are valid for one year. When you use Leafwell 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.
Qualifying medical marijuana patients in Delaware may possess up to 6 ounces.
If you have a medical marijuana card or certificate letter, you can buy cannabis in Delaware at a licensed dispensary or use a licensed delivery service.
Some states accept out-of-state Medical Marijuana Cards. This is called reciprocity. The following states accept out-of-state medical cannabis cards:
– Alaska ^
– Arkansas *
– California ^
– Delaware ^
– Hawaii *
– Oklahoma *
– Oregon ^
– Puerto Rico
– Rhode Island
– Washington ^
– Washington D.C.
States marked with * require visitors to complete a visiting patient application for the duration of their stay.
States marked with ^ have adult use programs but do not accept out of state cards.
Although you can verify a patient number publically, it does not display your name or any other personal information. We recommend registering, as it can potentially save you from many legal problems.
However, in order to legally take advantage of Delaware’s medical marijuana program, patients must be registered.
Here is an overview of the medical marijuana laws in Delaware:
2011 – 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 – 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.”
Yes, we do. All of the doctors who work with Leafwell are licensed physicians within Delaware and experienced medical marijuana doctors. We’re committed to working with physicians who understand the value of medical cannabis and can help people interested in trying medical marijuana and providing medical support and guidance.
No, it is not legal for patients to grow their own cannabis in Delaware, even if they qualify for a medical marijuana card.
It can take between 7 – 35 days to get your Delaware MMJ card; usually around 14 days.
As cannabis is federally illegal, no, insurance does not cover the costs of a physician’s appointment or application form in Delaware.
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