Delaware has made significant steps towards the legalization and regulation of recreational marijuana with two measures delivered to Governor John Carney. House Bills 1 and 2, known as the Delaware Marijuana Control Act, were sponsored by Rep. Ed Osienski. HB 1 focuses on legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, while HB 2 aims to regulate the burgeoning industry of cannabis cultivation and sales.
Applications for medical marijuana are available online, and can be mailed to the Delaware Division of Public Health. The Office of Medical Marijuana suggests mailing applications rather than in-person delivery. Further information and the application form can be found on the MMP website, or requested by phone.
The legislative push has seen the House pass House Bill 2, setting up a framework for legal adult recreational marijuana use. Following this, the Senate passed legislation to decriminalize adult possession of small amounts. Senator Trey Paradee highlighted the historic nature of this progress, reflecting the support for legalization among Delawareans.
For medical marijuana, registered patients and caregivers can legally acquire medical-grade marijuana from licensed compassion centers. A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required, along with proof of age and residency.
It is important to note that these changes do not permit individuals under the age of 21 to engage in marijuana-related activities, as outlined in the Delaware Code Online.