California Caregiver Laws

If one has a felony for "manufacturing marijuana" in another state are they able to become a licensed caregiver in CA? If so how does one become a caregiver?


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Didn't CA just pass recreational? Don't know the details but I wouldn't think medical/caregiver would remain relevant.

bryan oconner

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best to consult your lawyer . you could get your card possible and get fucked later . in mi you cant get your card if you have a fel drug charge in the last 10 years ,
We as a community should (maybe we already do?) have a resource for this type of information.. Would be nice know for every state that allows caregivers.

Tim Fox

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Oregon is Rec legal for MJ,, but caregivers are still drug tested and not allowed to use


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Bro we just became legal no need for a mmj card. And becoming a "licensed caregiver" is just obtaining a medical card which only allows 12 plants. You can however fill out a caregiver for but nothing will come of it other than the same rules that apply to mmj and you must be caring for a person for something other than weed.

You can find a ton of more info as well as the actual application by googling...MMJ caregiver application/qualifications.


This program is voluntary. You may apply with the program if you reside in a California county and your doctor recommends the use of medical marijuana for one or more serious medical conditions you suffer from as specified in number 3 below. It is your option to designate a primary caregiver and apply for their identification card at the time you submit your application.


You must complete the Application/Renewal form (CDPH 9042) and provide the following information in order to receive an identification card. Submit both the CDPH 9042 and the following information to your county health department (or its designee).

  1. Provide a valid government-issued photo identification card (such as a driver's license) issued to you.

    If you are under the age of 18 and lack photographic identification, you may substitute a certified copy of your birth certificate in place of the photo identification. If you designate a primary caregiver on your application form, your primary caregiver must present photographic identification at the same time you submit your application. A primary caregiver may use a certified birth certificate if they are under the age of 18 and lack government-issued photo identification.

  2. Provide proof of your county residency with one of the following items:
    • A current rent/mortgage receipt or recent utility bill in your name bearing your current address within the county; or

    • A current California motor vehicle registration in your name bearing your current address within the county
  3. Written documentation from your doctor recommending that the use of medical marijuana is appropriate for one or more of the following serious medical conditions you suffer from: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS); anorexia; arthritis; cachexia; cancer; chronic pain; glaucoma; migraine; persistent muscle spasms, including, but not limited to, spasms associated with multiple sclerosis; seizures, including, but not limited to, seizures associated with epilepsy; severe nausea; or any other chronic or persistent medical symptom that either substantially limits the ability of the person to conduct one or more major life activities as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or, if not alleviated, such chronic or persistent medical symptoms may cause serious harm to your safety, or your physical or mental health.

  4. Your doctor may use the Written Documentation of Patient’s Medical Records form (CDPH 9044) to serve as the medical documentation. This form may be obtained from your county or from the California Department of Public Health web site at:

  5. The administering agency is required to verify an applicant’s medical documentation. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the authorized medical release of information is on file with their medical provider.

  6. Contact your local county health department for office locations and identification card fees.

  7. Medi-Cal participation at the time of application entitles the applicant to a 50 percent reduction in fees.

  8. If you submit an incomplete application and/or fail to provide all the previously mentioned information, your application will be denied and you may be restricted from reapplying for six months.

  9. Application fees are nonrefundable.
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If one has a felony for "manufacturing marijuana" in another state are they able to become a licensed caregiver in CA? If so how does one become a caregiver?
you have to have someone to care for that needs you to grow for them they have to have a Dr's recommendation if you're talking about being a personal caregiver they don't test.
How do you become licensed to grow for a dispensery in California? I am trying to find out if it would be possible to grow commercially with a felony for growing in another state.


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you can't grow commercially untill 5 years have passed... but all you need to do is be a medical patient to a shop and sell it to them