How Old Do You Have to Be to Get a Weed Card?

Currently, 29 states and the District of Columbia allow adults who are 18 years old to possess cannabis for medical purposes. You can even get the medical marijuana card online.

However, the rules regarding how to get a “weed card” for minors vary slightly from state to state. Here we list state-specific guidelines on how old you have to be to get a medical marijuana or “weed card” as a caregiver for a minor.

Alaska


Residents 21 years of age can get a “weed card” for qualifying minors under their care.



Arizona


Residents 18 years of age can get a medical marijuana card for an underage patient in their care.



Arkansas


Residents who are 21 years old can get a “weed card” as a caregiver to minors they have legal guardianship over.



California


Residents who are 18 years old can get a medical cannabis card for minors under their care. 



Colorado


Residents 18 years of age can get a medical “weed card” for up to five minors as their legal caregiver.



Connecticut


Residents who are 18 years old can get a medical marijuana recommendation for a qualifying minor.



Delaware


Residents 18 years of age can get a “weed card” for a minor in their care.



District of Columbia


Residents 18 years of age can register as a medical cannabis caregiver of a minor.



Florida


Residents who are18 years old can apply for a medical marijuana recommendation for a minor in their care.



Hawaii


Residents who are 18 years of age can act as a caregiver to one medical marijuana patient. 



Illinois


Residents who are at least 21 years of age can be a caregiver to one qualifying minor.



Maine


Medical cannabis caregivers must be at least 21 years old.



Maryland


Residents at least 21 years of age can apply for a “weed card” for a minor in their care.



Massachusetts


Residents must be 21 years old to act as a caregiver to a minor with a medical marijuana card.



Michigan


Medical marijuana caregivers to minors with a “weed card” must be at least 21 years of age.



Minnesota


Residents 18 years of age may act as a medical marijuana caregiver to a minor in their care.

Montana


Legal guardians at least 18 years old can get a “weed card” for a minor.


Nevada


Residents who are at least 18 years old may be a caregiver for one underage medical marijuana patient.



New Hampshire


Residents 21 years old can act as a medical cannabis caregiver for up to five minors.


New Jersey


Caregivers of under-age patients with a medical marijuana card must be at least 18 years old.

New Mexico


Residents 18 years of age may act as a caregiver to a qualifying minor in their care.



New York


Residents at least 21 years old can act as medical cannabis caregivers to up to five underage patients.



North Dakota


Residents 21 years of age can be caregivers to minors (anyone under the age of 19) with a medical “weed” card.

Ohio


Caregivers of underage medical marijuana patients must be at least 21 years old.

Oregon
Residents 18 years of age can get a “weed card” for a qualified minor in their care.



Pennsylvania


Residents 18 years of age can be a caregiver to a minor using medical cannabis.



Rhode Island


Residents who are 21 years old can act as a medical cannabis caregiver to up to five patients. 



Vermont


Residents 18 years old can be caregivers to one underage medical cannabis patient at a time.



Washington


Residents 21 years of can register as caregivers to one minor who has a medical “weed” card. 



West Virginia


Residents 18 years of age can get a “weed card” as a care giver to qualified minors.

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