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How can I become a caregiver?

A caregiver is a person who assist registered medical marijuana patient by representing them on their behalf at the dispensary. They are able to buy, transport, possess and administor medical marijuana to patients.

Registration Process: Caregivers go through the same registration process as patients, see the three step registration process.

  • Must pay a $25 annual registration fee
  • Once caregiver is registered with the OMMCP, the patient will need to designate the person as their caregiver.

Eligibility

Age: Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Exception: Parents of a minor patient, who is 18 years of age or older may serve as the minor patient's caregiver.

Residency: Must be a resident of the state of Ohio to qualify for the Ohio medical marijuana program.

Rules

Caregiver Max Patients may not designate more than 3 caregivers.

Patient Max: Caregivers may serve no more than 2 patients.

  • Exception: The state board of pharmacy may permit a caregiver to serve more than 2 patients under certain conditions, see here.

Exclusions

The state board of pharmacy shall deny a submission for a caregiver registration if the individual is identified on any of the following databases:

  • System for Award Management (SAM)
  • Excluded individuals and entities by the office of inspector general in the U.S. Dept. of HHS
  • Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections
  • Ohio DODD Online Abuser Registry
  • Sex Offender and Child-Victim Offender
  • The National Sex Offender Public Website
  • Dept. of Rehabilitation and Correction
  • The State Nurse Aide Registry
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