Medical Marijuana Caregiver & Patient Network
Connecting patients with local caregivers
Caregivers R Us exists to eliminate barriers facing medical marijuana patients who cannot procure medicinal cannabis products or who are looking for a caregiver. Too often, patients are required to leave their homes and travel long distances to get their medical cannabis – not knowing that there are likely qualified caregivers right around the corner. Through our network, patients have the opportunity to find a medical marijuana caregiver who may legally assist them in growing or acquiring the cannabis necessary for their medical treatment.
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What is a caregiver?
Medical marijuana patients have the legal right to a primary caregiver who may procure, grow, or otherwise provide aid in securing medicinal cannabis. Caregivers are often family or friends of the patient, but any person may volunteer to register as a patient’s caregiver.
Patients who may benefit from partnering with a caregiver include those who:
- Experience mobility or other health issues that prevent them from traveling to a dispensary
- Lack personal or reliable transportation
- Are otherwise unable to leave home and obtain cannabis themselves easily
Caregivers and patients make individual arrangements for exchanging cannabis and services. These relationships allow caregivers to share their medical marijuana and expertise with MMJ patients in need of assistance.
Note: Each state has its own regulations regarding medical marijuana caregivers – it is your responsibility to know your rights.
What if I don’t have a medical marijuana card?
Before you can partner with a caregiver, you must first have a valid medical marijuana prescription. You should ask your physician if cannabis may be a treatment that helps improve your health, especially if you struggle with a condition such as:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Appetite loss & eating disorders
- Crohn’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscle spasms
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Chronic pain
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Connecting patients with better care
If you are a medical marijuana patient, you may be faced with the challenge of traveling miles from your home just to find the cannabis products you need. We created Caregivers R Us to help you discover local marijuana caregivers who can grow, purchase, or otherwise provide services to help you access medicinal marijuana. You do not need to register to use this service; it’s as easy as typing in your location and connecting with a nearby caregiver via phone or e-mail.
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Why partner with a marijuana caregiver?
If you cannot or do not desire to grow your own cannabis, then a caregiver may be the answer to easy medical marijuana access. As an MMJ patient, you have the right to register a primary caregiver who may act in your stead when growing or obtaining cannabis. Our network of qualified caregivers provides an easy avenue to finding a cannabis professional near you, and Caregivers R Us resources are free to you and easy to use.
Registering a caregiver on your medical marijuana card allows that person to:
- Grow cannabis for your personal use
- Teach you to grow your own cannabis
- Purchase or produce cannabis products for your personal use
- Provide other services as established by your individual agreement. This can sometimes include transportation, shopping, or other essential services.
You will define compensation for your caregiver’s services through an individual agreement with your caregiver.
Finding caregivers in your community
The Caregivers R Us network of medical marijuana caregivers focuses on connecting patients with caregivers eager to serve neighbors in need. By using our search tool – link, you can find available caregivers and explore the cannabis products or services they offer. Caregivers list their contact information, encouraging you to easily get in touch via phone or e-mail and ask any questions you have about partnering together to manage your health. Once you select a caregiver you’d like to work with, you’ll need to follow your state regulations to register that person with your medical marijuana license.
Learn more about registering patients & caregivers in each state by exploring these legal resources, or register a caregiver on your MMJ card in the state of Michigan by filling out an application on the MRA website. You will need to work with your selected caregiver to provide identification and other documentation to enlist their services. It is your responsibility to know your rights and adhere to state or local laws.
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Helping caregivers help patients
As a medical marijuana caregiver, you provide a vital service by growing, producing, or acquiring cannabis for patients who cannot or do not want to do so themselves. We created the caregiver network to help cannabis cultivators connect with local community members – bridging the gap between home-bound medical marijuana recipients and the people capable of fulfilling their needs. By registering as a member of our marijuana caregiver directory, you create an opportunity for nearby patients to find you and enlist your services.
Make finding patients easier than ever
Connecting with new patients can often be the most challenging part of your role as a medical marijuana caregiver, and many caregivers simply rely on word of mouth to find patients in need. We’ve centered our mission on one driving principle: help caregivers easily connect with nearby patients looking for assistance. By making yourself available to local MMJ recipients, you reduce travel times and optimize the value of your services.
Who can become a caregiver?
While caregivers often start out as friends or family of patients (or patients themselves), once you’ve developed skills as a cannabis producer, you have the opportunity to maximize the potential of your capabilities by connecting with new patients. If you’ve already established yourself as a caregiver with multiple patients, Caregivers R Us offers the chance to fill vacancies left by those who discontinue their medical marijuana treatment.
Caregivers may provide services to cannabis patients such as:
- Growing plants only for use by the patient
- Teaching the patient to grow marijuana plants
- Teaching the patient about strains that may be beneficial to them
- Producing or obtaining cannabis products for the patient
- Other assistance as determined by individual parties
Compensation for the above services is established and established through individual agreements between patients and caregivers.
Rules & Regulations for Caregivers
The number of patients you may serve as a primary caregiver will depend upon your state’s legal requirements. In the state of Michigan, at the time of writing, you may grow for up to 5 people (6 including yourself, if you are a patient), but there is no legislation limiting the number of people for who you can obtain cannabis products as a caregiver. Caregivers must also conform to regulations regarding the amount of cannabis possession allowed to each patient.
It is your responsibility to know your rights and adhere to state or local laws, we do not provide legal advice. We recommend exploring your state’s resources for an overview of legislation regarding medical marijuana. The National Conference of State Regulations has some brief information for each US state here. Michigan residents may register as a patient or caregiver with LARA by filling out an application or learning more here.