A caregiver is a person who, once registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission and in possession of a valid MMCC Caregiver ID card, is able to purchase medical cannabis from a licensed Maryland dispensary on behalf of his or her designated patient(s) and transport the legally obtained medical cannabis to the patient(s). Once registered, a caregiver may serve a maximum of five registered patients at one time.
A registered patient is permitted to have a maximum of two caregivers at one time. Minor patients (under the age of 18) are required to have at least one caregiver at all times. Only parents and legal guardians of minor patients are eligible to serve as their caregivers.
All Caregivers registered with MMCC must renew their registration every two years through their Maryland OneStop account.