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 terminal illness, 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 section below.
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.