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Caregivers

A caregiver is someone who is optionally designated by a qualifying patient to cultivate or to assist the qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana. A caregiver must have a designation form filled out by the qualifying registered patient and have agreed to assist the qualifying patient with the medicinal use of marijuana. A caregiver is required to register with the Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) except if the designated caregiver is within the household. A caregiver may only assist no more than five qualifying patients at a time.

Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years of age or above.
  • Have no background of any qualifying drug offense.
  • Must be registered with the Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) by submitting a completed form and required registration fee.

Second Caregivers may be applied to the following:

  • A minor registered patient.
  • An incapacitated registered patient.
  • A registered patient who is in a nursing or hospice care facility.

Becoming a Caregiver

Step 1: The patient must be a cardholder or registered for the medicinal use of marijuana.
Step 2: The patient must designate a caregiver as his personal caregiver in assisting medicinal use of marijuana.
Step 3: The patient will give the designated caregiver a form to register with the department (DHHS).

To be a caregiver in Maine you must be at least 21, have no background of the qualifying drug offenses and be registered with the DHHS. Learn more.