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Medical marijuana was made legal in Delaware in May of 2011, by the The Delaware Medical Marijuana Act. Title 16- Chapter 49A, as the act is formally known, established a system of patient registry, and allowed for the creation of “compassion centers” (similar to dispensaries in other states, though state-regulated, and not-for-profit), where patients can purchase medicine. 

In 2019, Senate Bill 24 expanded access beyond the original list of qualifying conditions to include any other severe and debilitating conditions for which a doctor recommends cannabis, if special requirements are met. Currently, cannabis remains illegal for recreational use.