The medical marijuana law allows a caregiver the legal right to buy and possess medical marijuana for a qualified medical marijuana patient.
They are the legal representative for the medical marijuana patient and may be the patient’s spouse, relative, parent, legal guardian, or someone with power of attorney to make health care decisions on behalf of the patient.
CAREGIVER RULES & RESTRICTIONS
If you meet the following guidelines, you can apply for a medical marijuana caregivers license:
You must be 21 years of age and a Florida resident.
You must not be a qualified medical marijuana doctor.
You must not be employed by or have a financial interest in a medical marijuana dispensary or marijuana testing lab.
You must agree in writing to assist with the patient’s use of medical marijuana.
You must pass a background check if you are not a close relative of the medical marijuana patient.
HOW TO BECOME A CAREGIVER
The process for becoming a caregiver is similar to that of a medical marijuana patient. The patient you represent must have a qualifying condition and have been seen by a qualified medical marijuana doctor. The state requires the caregiver to complete an application and pay the $75 annual fee.
To get started, complete our Caregiver Information form to be added to the qualifying patient’s registry record. You will receive an email from the state with your login credentials. Be sure to look in your spam or junk box for the email! Proceed with the state’s application process in the registry.