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What is a Primary Caregiver?
A caregiver is any person who has significant responsibility for managing the well-being of a patient. Potential medical marijuana patients may designate a “primary caregiver” as part of their application for a Colorado medicinal marijuana card. The caregiver will have significant responsibility for managing the well-being of the patient using medical marijuana, there are no other special requirements. Caregivers must be at least 18 years old, although there is no requirement that the caregivers have specific medical training or background. You are not required to designate a caregiver, although if you do it must not be the patient or the patient’s physician.
As stated above, caregivers must be designated on the initial application by the patient for a medical marijuana license. To select a caregiver after becoming a state-licensed patient, the Patient must submit a change of Address or Caregiver form to the Health Department’s Medical Marijuana Registry. That form is available by clicking this link
Caregiver Rights and Protections
After approval by the Health Department, caregivers are entitled to manufacture or possess medical marijuana in order to provide that medicine to the patient. From then on both the patient and the caregiver are protected from state or local prosecution for possession or cultivation of marijuana that is used for medical purposes subject to the states guidelines for allowable quantities (no more than two ounces of a usable form of marijuana, and no more than six marijuana plants, with three or fewer being mature, flowering plants that are producing a usable form of marijuana).
Medical marijuana patients listed on the state registry have the right to grow up to six plants themselves or have a caregiver grow up to six plants for them. At (CMM) we know that locating a competent medical marijuana caregiver in Colorado can be a difficult task, even when you do know where to start. If you have any more questions regarding selecting a qualified primary caregiver or would like more information about this subject, feel free to contact us today.
Our staff can get you pointed in the right direction and get you the information needed to get the care and medicine you need. If you are searching for a caregiver or you are in need of a new caregiver in Colorado then please contact one of our highly trained and highly motivated staff members today! (303) 625-4012 -firstname.lastname@example.org