Quick Facts:

Is medicinal cannabis legal? Yes

Is recreational marijuana legal? No

Cannabis legalization in Delaware comes under the Medical Marijuana Act, which allows that cannabis can be used for medicinal purposes under the “Compassionate Care” licenses that have been issued to Marijuana distribution centers.

Since cannabis legalization for medical purpose passed, the Compassionate Care covers use of cannabis to treat cancer, MS, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, PTSD and others. In order to be served, patients needs to have a doctor-authorized prescription. No individual is allowed to carry more than six ounces of “useable marijuana.”

At the beginning of June 2015, Delaware House Lawmakers passed legislation tat treats the possession of small amounts of cannabis as a violation of similar weight to that of a parking ticket. Criminal penalties for marijuana possession have been replaced with civil fines. Minors found in possession still face criminal penalties if they are caught with cannabis.

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