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Medical Cannabis - Caregivers


A caregiver is a person designated by a qualifying medical cannabis patient as the person authorized to possess, obtain from a dispensary, dispense, and assist in the administration of medical cannabis.


To qualify, an individual must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Registered as the qualifying patient’s caregiver
  • Serve only one (1) qualifying patient at a time

Individuals who administer medical cannabis at a dispensary or cultivation center are not eligible.

Of Note

A caregiver may only transport medical cannabis in a container or sealed package bearing the label received from the dispensary.

Enrolled patients and caregivers may purchase up to eight (8) ounces of cannabis in any 30-day period and possess up to two (2) ounces at any time. Allowed formats include flowers, concentrates, edibles, transdermal products, seeds, and seedlings.

To Apply or Renew

Individuals must submit a Medical Cannabis Caregiver Application (see below) with all required documentation and payment. Currently, an online application is not available for this application type.

A criminal background check is required.

Valid Period and Fees

Caregiver cards are valid for one (1) year from date of issuance. An annual fee applies. See Fee and Renewal Schedule.