Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Pennsylvania?
Yes, patients can have a caregiver if they choose. All minors are required to have one. To be a caregiver, you must be at least 21 years old, unless authorized by the Department of Health, and hold a valid Pennsylvania driver's license or state-issued ID.
Note: All caregivers must complete a background check and will not be approved if you have been convicted of a criminal offense relating to the sale or possession of drugs in the last 5 years.
To become a caregiver, please follow these steps:
1. Fill out a patient and caregiver application form at the Pennsylvania Department of Health. If the patient is already registered, you will need their name, date of birth, and patient ID number.
2. Submit a physician medical marijuana certificate.
3. Both the patient and caregiver will receive a medical marijuana card.