Becoming A Registered Caregiver

To be a registered caregiver you must be at least 21 years old and never have been convicted of a drug-related crime. You must complete the application form for a registered caregiver that is attached to this document or is available at the end of this document if you are reading it on the Registry web site. If you are reading this document on the Registry web site you may download the form in Word and enter the required information on your computer or print a copy of the form. Paper copies of the form may be completed with a typewriter or by hand. The form must be completed in ink.

Persons applying to be a registered caregiver must sign a release form for a criminal record check. You are also required to provide a digital photograph of yourself as well as a $50.00, non-refundable registration fee, for your Marijuana Registry Identification Card. Send the completed forms along with the other required items via US Mail (faxes and electronic filing are not acceptable) to the Vermont Marijuana Registry at the address provided on the form.

Responsibilities Of A Registered Caregiver

A registered caregiver agrees to undertake the responsibility of managing the well-being of a registered patient with respect to the use of “marijuana for symptom relief.” The use of “marijuana for symptom relief” means the acquisition, possession, cultivation, use, transfer, or transportation of marijuana or paraphernalia relating to the administration of marijuana to alleviate the symptoms or effects of a registered patient’s debilitating medical condition which is in compliance with 18 V.S.A. Chapter 8. The definition of “transfer” is limited to the transfer of marijuana between the registered caregiver and the registered patient.

Required Registered Caregiver Application

The required registered Caregiver application is available through the below link:

Download the Registered Caregiver Application Form

Source: Caregiver Information on the official Vermont Department of Public Safety page