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DE Marijuana Law

DE Marijuana Laws

DE Marijuana Law

Delaware Medical Marijuana Law

Delaware’s first compassion center, or dispensary, opened in June 2015. Qualifying patients may purchase medical marijuana from state-licensed dispensaries.

Delaware citizens diagnosed by a doctor with one or more qualifying medical conditions can qualify for medical marijuana use in Delaware.

Learn more: Division of Public Health

Delaware Marijuana Law

On June 18, 2015, Governor Jack Markell signed HB 39, a law in Delaware that removes the threat of arrest and jail time for possessing a small amount of marijuana. The law will take effect December 18, 2015.

Penalties under HB 39:

21 years of age and older: Possession or private use of one ounce or less of marijuana will no longer be a crime and the penalty will be a $100 civil violation. Public marijuana use will subject the consumer to an unclassified misdemeanor, punishable by a $200 criminal fine, imprisonment of up to five days, or both.

Under 21 years of age: Simple possession remains a criminal offense for anyone under 18. For those between the ages of 18 and 21, a first offense will result in a civil penalty, while any subsequent offense would be a misdemeanor.

Learn more: HB 39
 

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