Medical Marijuana Access in Delaware
Some medical marijuana patients will claim they have a doctor’s prescription for medical marijuana, but marijuana prescriptions are in fact illegal. The federal government classifies marijuana as a schedule I drug. Therefore doctors are unable to prescribe marijuana to their patients, and medical marijuana patients cannot go to a pharmacy to fill a prescription for medical marijuana. Instead, Delaware medical marijuana doctors will supply patients with a medical marijuana recommendation in compliance with state law.
According to Delaware medical marijuana law, patients and their caregivers may possess up to six ounces, or 170 grams, of marijuana. The state of Delaware does NOT allow for patients or caregivers to cultivate or grow their own cannabis. Instead, their medicine must be purchased from state-licensed compassionate care centers, which will also grow its supply of cannabis.
In March 2017, Delaware officials were considering legislation that would legalize the use of recreational marijuana for adults. If approved, it would be the first instance of a state legalizing pot through legislation rather than a ballot initiative. Known as the Delaware Marijuana Control Act, HB110 would create a cannabis regulation fund funded by licensing fees for marijuana-related businesses, taxes collected on marijuana sales and any fines that may be imposed. It marks a major evolution for medical marijuana qualifications in Delaware.
We’ll keep you posted on developments as they warrant. In the meantime, you can always turn to MarijuanaDoctors.com for information on obtaining a Delaware medical marijuana card, state medical marijuana qualifications and more.