A caregiver is an individual who has agreed to be of assistance with a patient’s medical use of marijuana and may assist up to five registered patients with their use of medical marijuana.

A designated caregiver who is registered under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Registry is authorized under the law to possess two-and-a-half ounces of usable marijuana and to cultivate twelve marijuana plants in an enclosed, locked facility for each registered patient he is assisting.


  • Must be at least 21 years old with proof of identity
  • Must be designated by a qualifying patient as that patient’s designated caregiver who will assist in the use of medical cannabis
  • Have not been convicted of any felony offense involving the illegal manufacture, distribution, or use of controlled substance

Becoming a Caregiver

To become a caregiver, a person must be designated by a qualifying patient to grow and/or administer the patient’s medical use of marijuana. A caregiver attestation has to to be signed and submitted with a copy of a valid photo ID and the registration fee along with the patient’s application.

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