A designated caregiver is someone who aids in the administration of medical cannabis.

A caregiver must be designated by the patient or the guardian (for a minor) prior to possession of medical cannabis.

Please refer to this section in the Utah Medical Cannabis Act.


Patients accessing medical cannabis without a medical cannabis card may only designate the following individuals as caregivers:

  • parent or legal guardian (minor children only)
  • spouse

Please refer to this section of the Utah Controlled Substances Act.

Caregivers must complete a background check as part of the registration process. For information about registration prior to March 2020, please contact the Center for Medical Cannabis at 801-538-6504.