How to Apply For a Medical Marijuana Card in Delaware

Step-By-Step Guide to Complete Your Delaware Medical Marijuana Card Application in 2021.

After you have received your medical marijuana recommendation from one of our physicians, you’ll need to register as a patient with the MMP in Delaware.

We will help you through the registration process so that you can complete your application for a medical marijuana ID card easily within minutes.

    Patient Application Requirements:

    • Diagnosis of qualifying condition
    • Proof of Residency
    • Recommendation from a licensed marijuana doctor.
    • Pay State fee – $50.00.

    Get Your Recommendation  

    Already got your recommendation for Medical Marijuana?

    That’s Great! Now all you need to do is to apply for your Delaware Medical Marijuana Card, also known as Patient ID. Scroll down to learn how to complete your application with the Delaware Office of Medical Marijuana (OMM).

    Before you can apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Delaware you’ll need a Recommendation from a licensed Cannabis physician. If you don’t have a recommendation yet, you can book an appointment with one of our physicians today.

    Be prepared with your State ID or your Delaware Driver’s license. Most importantly, take note that only Delaware residents can apply for the Delaware Medical Marijuana Program.

    What’s Next After Getting A Recommendation?

    The Application Process Explained

    Step 1: You can book an appointment with a licensed physician before you register on the state website.

    After you receive your marijuana recommendation, you must register as a patient in the state portal and pay the non-refundable state fee. Once you register and add your provider’s information, the state will automatically contact the provider to complete your online application.

    Please note that the department requires your medical records to support the application.

    Step 2: Watch our video to find out what to do next after your appointment.

    Step 3: You must register on the state website in order to begin your application.
    Go to: 

    Click the registration link at the top right corner of the page, or scroll down and click the ‘New Program Participants’ button. Either way, it will lead you to the next page where you’ll need to type in your information, such as your first and last name, and your valid email address. You also need to assign a password for your account.

    Step 4: Once you click on ‘Submit’, you will receive a confirmation link in your inbox, or you can check on your spam folder if it isn’t there. You will need to click on that link and it will redirect you to a login page. Once you’ve logged in, hover your pointer to ‘Applications’ and click on ‘Patient Application’. You will then need to fill out the whole application form and upload your photo.

    Step 5: Under the ‘Physician’s Information’, type in the first three letters of your physician’s first and last name. (Ex. Physician’s Name: John Smith, for first name, type: joh and for last name, type: smi) Once typed in, click on ‘Match’ and the form will be pre-populated with your physician’s information.

    Step 6: Complete the rest of the form. A certain percentage will reflect on your state portal so you have an idea of how much you’ve done in completing the form.

    That’s it! You completed the entire process of applying for your medical cannabis card online.


    Once you completed your online application, you need to wait for the state to process your application. The department will process your application within 45 calendar days. If anything is missing in your application, the department will inform you with directions for resubmission.

    After you’ve received your Patient ID card, you can shop at any authorized dispensaries near you.

    If you have waited more than 45 days or have any questions about the status of your application, you can contact the Delaware MMP directly at 302-744-4749.

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    Buying Medical Marijuana in Delaware

    Once you have your Medical Marijuana ID Card, you’ll be able to buy medical marijuana products from state-regulated dispensaries.

    When purchasing medical marijuana at a dispensary make sure to bring the required forms of ID.

    Medical marijuana patients are allowed to purchase three ounces of usable marijuana every 14 days, for a total of six ounces per month.

    Click here to learn more about Delaware Cannabis Laws.


    Patient ID

    Bring your Medical Marijuana ID Card when purchasing medicine from a dispensary.


    Photo ID

    In addition to your patient ID you will also be asked to present one more form of photo ID.


    Minor Patients & Caregivers

    Minor Patients must be supervised by their designated caregiver or guardian when purchasing their medicine at a dispensary.

    Caregivers and Guardians must provide proof of ID when accompanying the Minor Patient.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is the application fee refundable?

    The $50 government fee is non-refundable.

    How long is my Patient ID Card valid for?

    Your patient ID card from the Delaware Marijuana Medical Program is valid for one (1) year from the date it is issued. During this time you will be able to purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary near you. 

    Does Delaware allow visiting patients?

    No. Only Delaware residents are allowed to take part in the Delaware Medical Marijuana Program.

    How do I renew my Delaware Medical Marijuana Card?

    The renewal process is the same as applying for the first time. The only difference is that this time, you’ll be ticking ‘Renewing Patient’ instead of ‘New Patient’. You can apply for a renewal 90 days prior to the expiration of your medical card.

    Is there a fee for a stolen/lost card?

    You can mail a request for a replacement card with the $20.00 fee to the above address.

    Patient Resources and Forms

    A Brief History of the
    Delaware MMP

    In May 2011, Senate Bill 17 also referred to as The Delaware Medical Marijuana Act was approved by the Delaware state legislature.

    The Bill allows doctor-recommended use of marijuana for their residents who have serious medical conditions to use cannabis for medical purposes. And in 2015, Senate Bill 90 was approved which permits pediatrics access to medical marijuana oil.

    In the State of Delaware, patients can apply their cannabis card online. Applicants must submit their Delaware state ID or a valid driver’s license as part of the requirement along with medical records to support their condition.

    Find out everything you need to know as a medical marijuana patient in Delaware: