Helping you find a local caregiver for easier access to medical marijuana.
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 city and connecting with a nearby caregiver via phone or e-mail.
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
Note: Each state has its own regulations regarding medical marijuana caregivers – it is your responsibility to know your rights.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.