Medical Marijuana Registry Caregivers

Types of caregivers

Colorado Revised Statute 25-1.5-106 defines four types of caregivers, the services they provide, and legal requirements.

  • Cultivating: grows marijuana on behalf of patients.

  • Transporting: transports marijuana for homebound or minor patients.

  • Parents of a minor patient: Parents of a patient under age 18.

  • Advising: Advises patients on the medicinal use of marijuana.

All cultivating and transporting caregivers are required to register

Caregiver requirements 

To be a caregiver in Colorado you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be 18 or older

  • Be a Colorado resident

  • Not be the patient’s physician

  • Not have your own primary caregiver

  • Not be licensed as a medical marijuana business

Register as a caregiver

  1. Create an account.

    • If you already have a patient account, you must create a separate caregiver account with a different username.

  2. Login 

    • Use your temporary password and change your password after you log in

  3. Enter your information 

  4. Print your caregiver ID card

If you do not have access to the internet or email, you may register as a caregiver by mail. Please allow extra processing time if you register by mail.

Renew your caregiver registration 

You will need to renew your registration each year.

  1. Log into your account

  2. Click “save and renew registration.”

  3. Print your new caregiver registry identification card. 

 

Accepting a caregiver agreement

Caregivers are notified of pending caregiver agreements after a patient enters their caregiver's registration ID and plant and ounce count on their application.

Steps to accept a caregiver agreement:

  1. Log into your caregiver account
  2. Select your name
  3. Click on the “Caregiver Agreement” tab
  4. Select the pending agreement
  5. Choose "yes"
  6. Click "save

Tips for caregivers

  • Encourage patients to apply online.
  • Talk with patients and share your caregiver registration ID.

  • Ask patients for their patient registration ID number.

  • Check your email for notifications and respond to caregiver agreements within 24 hours.

  • If a patient applies by mail, give them a copy of your valid Colorado ID to submit with their application.

 

Cards will be issued without a caregiver if caregiver information is missing or if there is a delay in caregivers accepting the agreement.

Patients applying with a caregiver

To ensure your application is approved and your card is issued with a caregiver:

  • Apply online
  • Talk with your caregiver
  • Follow the application instructions to ensure you submit all required information
  • Share your patient registration ID number with your caregiver
  • Make sure your caregiver accepts your online request for caregiver services

Cards will be issued without a caregiver if information is missing or caregivers delay accepting the agreement. Incomplete applications will not be approved.

You can print a new card online with your caregiver’s name on it after your caregiver accepts the agreement.