A caregiver can either be a registered qualifying patient or a member of the patient’s household, licensed under the commission as an option to assist a qualifying registered patient in using medical marijuana. A caregiver can be designated to assist up to five qualifying registered patients.

A caregiver is not allowed to cultivate medical marijuana for the registered patient. The registered patient and caregiver may only possess and administer medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary under the law. The law does not state any specific limitations on possessing marijuana. It is up to the commission to determine the limitation for the patient’s medicinal use of marijuana in the state.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age and above.
  • Licensed to service qualifying registered patients with medicinal use of marijuana.
  • Must be designated by a qualifying patient with a physician’s written certificate or recommendation.

Becoming a Caregiver

Step 1: The patient must be registered with a qualifying debilitating illness.
Step 2: The patient must have a doctor’s written certificate or recommendation for using medicinal marijuana.
Step 3: The patient must designate a caregiver licensed under the Commission to assist the patient with medicinal use of marijuana.

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