What is a caregiver?

September 14, 2015

A caregiver is a person who provides basic assistance to a medical marijuana patient. This often involves helping the patient obtain and administer their medicine, but can involve any number of other activities in which the patient may require some additional support due to their medical condition. Under New York law, caregivers are authorized to purchase medical marijuana for the patient from a state licensed dispensary. Click here to visit the New York State Medical Marijuana Program Patient Registration website for additional details.