Medical Marijuana Caregiver

McAllister Garfield P.C.

Caregivers are an important component of the medical marijuana landscape.  Primary caregivers were authorized by Amendment 20 to provide medical marijuana to patients with debilitating medical conditions. A primary caregiver means a natural person, other than the patient or the patient’s physician, who is eighteen years of age or older and has significant responsibility for managing the well-being of a patient who has a debilitating medical condition.

Caregivers provide necessary services for medical marijuana patients in the State of Colorado. Despite their services, caregivers are stringently regulated and subject to a variety of restrictions on the state and local level. Many of these restrictions were put in place by recent Colorado state law. It is important that a caregiver knows their rights, as well as the rights of their patients.