Who Can Be a Caregiver?

A registered patient is permitted to identify two individuals, 21 years or older, to serve as their caregivers. Caregivers are required to register with and purchase ID cards from the MMCC. Registered caregivers in possession of a valid MMCC Caregiver ID card are permitted to purchase and transport medical cannabis on behalf of their designated patients.

Minor patients, (under the age of 18), are required to have at least one caregiver at all times. Only parents and legal guardians of minor patients are eligible to serve as a minor’s caregivers.

Registering as a Caregiver

The registration processes and requirements differ for adult and minor patients, though both are completed online. The online application form must be completed and submitted in one session; you will not be able to save and complete the application at a later time.

Required information and documents must be in an electronic format ready for upload before starting the application process. Please carefully review the requirements per the MMCC to ensure you are prepared to complete the entire application before beginning the process.

Registering as a cannabis caregiver can be completed online through the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission’s website.