Can I Become a Caregiver In New Jersey?

Yes, you can become a caregiver for registered medical marijuana patients in New Jersey.

A patient certified for medical marijuana can opt for a caregiver and the caregiver must apply under the New Jersey medical marijuana program to purchase medical marijuana from an ATC.

Additionally, a caregiver must be 18-years-old or above and should not hold any criminal records. In most cases, a caregiver is chosen with the patient’s consent in the form of a parent or a friend. A patient can designate up to two caregivers at one time if the medical condition deems necessary.

There is a fee of $100 for the caregiver’s identification card. For senior caregivers, government beneficiaries, and military veterans the fee is $20. If you wish to become a caregiver for a qualified patient in New Jersey here’s what you need to keep in mind:

  • The patient must have a valid medical marijuana certificate for a state-qualifying condition.
  • The patient and the caregiver must provide both personal and medical information while filling out the application.
  • Caregivers should also fill a background criminal check form as a part of the documentation process.
  • Once approved by the New Jersey medical marijuana program both the patient and the caregiver will receive an identification card. The card can be used by the caregiver to purchase and possess medical marijuana on behalf of the patient.