Welcome to the Medical Marijuana Program website. The Division of Public Health (DPH)
implemented Title 16, Ch 49A of the Delaware Code; the Delaware Medical Marijuana Act regulates the medical
use of marijuana in Delaware.
Physicians may authorize a patient to use marijuana to treat symptoms of cancer, multiple
sclerosis, HIV and AIDS, decompensated cirrhosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, agitation of Alzheimer’s
disease, autism with aggressive or self-injurious behavior, intractable epilepsy, or the physical
manifestations of post-traumatic stress disorder. Conditions that cause severe, debilitating pain, wasting
syndrome, intractable nausea and seizures also fall under the state’s medical marijuana law. More
information, including the patient and caregiver applications, can be found under the Patient
Delaware has one medical marijuana distribution center, known as a compassion center,
located in Wilmington. The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has published a request for
proposal (RFP) for up to two more centers. Information on the current center and the RFP can be found
under the Compassion Centers section below.
Documents related to the Medical Marijuana Act Oversight Committee's work are located
in the Oversight Committee section below. These include by-laws, meeting agendas and
minutes, future meeting announcements, annual reports, changes in the law or regulations (proposed
and final), petitions to consider additional qualifying medical conditions, and other documents needed
by the committee to conduct business.