A caregiver is a person other than the patient’s physician who assumes significant responsibility for managing the well-being of a patient who has been diagnosed or is undergoing treatment for a debilitating medical condition. A designated primary caregiver shall not delegate to any other person his duties and authority to provide medical marijuana to a patient.

A primary caregiver is authorized to assist not more than five (5) qualifying patients with the use of medical marijuana and shall maintain a list of the registered patients he serves, including their registry identification card numbers, at all times.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Resident of state of Colorado
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Completed and signed Caregiver Acknowledgement form
  • Shall pay a nonrefundable registration fee of $15

Becoming a Caregiver

A designated caregiver applicant who meets all the qualifications and requirements shall apply for registration by filling out the Caregiver Acknowledgment Form, which will be attached to the patient’s application form. An existing primary caregiver may indicate to the department at the time of registration on a form to be developed by the Department if the primary caregiver is available to serve more patients.

For qualifying patients under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must be designated as the caregiver, who shall submit an application for a registry identification card with a written consent to the Department.
Within thirty (30) days upon receipt of the application, the Department, after assessment of the information, shall approve or deny the application for registration. The registry identification card shall be issued by the Department within five (5) days upon approval of the application.

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