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Finding a Caregiver

What is a Caregiver?

Dec 01 2013 04:57 AM | MamaHen in Finding a Caregiver

A caregiver is someone who provides cannabis plant medicine to a medical marijuana patient. They are able to grow, possess and sell plant medicine to their patients under their state law and are immune from prosecution. Your child’s caregiver cannot be his or her physician so you must find one yourself.
Many state laws differ so it is very important to learn your state law and who can be a caregiver to your child. Most states only allow a parent or legal guardian to be a caregiver for a child under the age of 18. You can find out what your state law on becoming a caregiver is, by visiting your states medical marijuana program website or by asking your child’s physician.
Depending upon your state law, you can provide cannabis medicine for your child by either growing your own plants, joining a compassion club, obtaining it from a dispensary, or by a caregiver to caregiver exchange.
If you chose to obtain your child’s medicine from another person besides yourself, it is important to find someone that you can trust.
Consider asking your child’s medical marijuana (or approving) doctor to refer you to a caregiver. If you have friends or family members who are local medical marijuana patients, you can ask them to share their caregiver's contact information with you. Connect with parents in the area that are using cannabis treatment with their child. Join the many online groups and blogs on pediatric cannabis therapy and become active with your local medical marijuana community. Many parents and activists are willing to help. All you have to do is ask.
There are also some reliable online and offline directories listings that can help you. These directories list independent caregivers, dispensaries, and compassion clubs. Some online directories include www.thcfinder.com and www.weedmaps.com. Some offline directories include state based magazines and newspapers that can be found in doctors’ offices that specialize in medical cannabis, dispensaries and grow stores.

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Seeking Out a Caregiver

Dec 01 2013 04:56 AM | MamaHen in Finding a Caregiver

Things to know when looking for a caregiver

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Questions to Ask

Dec 01 2013 04:54 AM | MamaHen in Finding a Caregiver

Questions to ask a potential caregiver

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