There are a number of reasons why an individual may need a caregiver to help with day-to-day life, such as a severe or debilitating health condition that requires assistance with bathing, cooking, light housekeeping, walking, getting dressed, shopping, transportation to doctor appointments, companionship, and administering medicine. Caregivers help remind patients when pills need to be taken and can help administer injections, as long as they are properly trained and can legally do so.
In the case where patients in Arizona use medical cannabis to help with their symptoms, such as pain, the caregiver registers as the designated caregiver under the Arizona Department of Health Services. This gives the caregiver the right to visit medical marijuana dispensaries on the patient’s behalf. Overall, this makes everything easier on the patient, especially when he or she can’t leave the house. Hospice caregivers and those who serve the severely disabled will find it beneficial to have a medical cannabis registry card as they can easily purchase the needed medicine for their patient.
Applying for a Medical Cannabis Registry Card
The Arizona Department of Health Services makes it simple for caregivers to apply for a medical cannabis card on their patient’s behalf, who can serve up to five patients with five different qualifying cards. All the caregiver needs to do is submit the proper paperwork and then wait for the card in the mail. The documentation that needs to be submitted by the caregiver includes:
- Complete the Designated Caregiver application online.
- Provide your name, birth date, gender, and Social Security Number.
- Provide credentials that prove you are a caregiver.
- Arizona state-issued driver’s license, ID card, or passport.
- Proof of residency, as well as your phone number and email address.
- A current photograph no more than 60 days old.
- A signed and dated Medical Marijuana Caregiver Attestation form.
- Provide fingerprints and a Fingerprint Verification Form.
It takes about six weeks to review and receive your medical marijuana card(s).
Find out More at All Greens Clinic
With a caregiver medical marijuana card, caregivers are only allowed to use the marijuana they purchase for their patients. By law, caregivers are not allowed to consume the cannabis products. If possible, they should bring the patient with them to the dispensary to fill out the paperwork, if it is not done online. At All Greens Clinic in Sun City, Arizona, caregivers and their patients can schedule an appointment for a consultation and start the process of getting a caregiver medical marijuana card. Be sure to bring all the listed paperwork above, as well as a form of payment for the fee.
The process of getting a medical marijuana card as a caregiver is easier than you think. You can start the process online today, or give us a call at All Greens Clinic with any questions or concerns you may have. One of our missions is to help patients who suffer from severe illnesses or diseases to find natural relief with medical marijuana. We look forward to serving you and your patient in the future. Give us a call today at 623-214-9212.