Welcome to GreenWay Delaware! We are an online resource and physicians’ network that helps patients obtain their medical marijuana cards in Delaware. We also have a full range of online resources to help you navigate the application process and learn more as you begin your treatment with medical marijuana.
Medical Marijuana History in Delaware
The Delaware Medical Marijuana Act is embodied in Senate Bill No. 17, which was signed into law by Governor Jack Markell on May 13, 2011. It was approved by both the House and Senate and was made effective July 1, 2011.
The Program is administered by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services where registration of qualifying patients, designated caregivers, and compassion centers and their workers and staff is mandatory.
The law provides that qualifying patients are protected from arrest for possession of medical marijuana upon issuance of the registration card by the Department. The patient’s application for a registration card must be supported by, among other things, a certification from a qualified licensed physician stating that the patient has a specific medical debilitating condition and would receive therapeutic benefit from the medical marijuana.
The law does not allow qualified patients and/or designated caregivers to grow medical marijuana. However, the Program authorizes the establishment of compassion centers, which are allowed to cultivate marijuana and are the only place where one can obtain marijuana for medical purposes.
In response to the concerns of Federal Justice Department, the operation of compassion centers requires tight security requirements which include video-monitoring, financial accounting controls, random inspections, and obligating the center employees to ensure that patients are registered before selling them marijuana for medical purposes.