Beware of Shady Caregivers

I have recently heard of some shady business down in the Pontiac area regarding fake caregivers who are duping patients in to meeting and proceeding to either rob the customer or give them fake cannabis.

I want to stress to you that you need to be CAREFUL, and take the time to get yourself a real caregiver who won’t rip you off. Ultimately it is up to you to be safe, but we as a community can stand together and make sure that these things do not happen to us and those we love.

I want to take the time in this blog to speak about what you should look for in a caregiver, and just how you can make sure that yours is licensed and not going to rip you off.

A good caregiver should:

Meet the state’s minimum qualifications. The state of Michigan has set out some firm guidelines as far as minimum qualifications for those looking to become caregivers. These include:

–        Being at least 21 years old.

–        No drug related or violent felonies.

–        No felonies within the last 10 years.

While those should be pretty obvious, there are people who do not know them. If your caregiver is in violation of any of those qualifiers, you need to get away from them as soon as possible and find a new caregiver. If your guy (or girl) is working against state rules and gets busted, there is a solid chance that you could find yourself in trouble as well. You certainly don’t want that.

A caregiver should also keep your identity and any information about you confidential. This is akin to a patient/doctor relationship, and anything you tell him should stay between the two of you.

Your caregiver should not be using pesticides or anything foreign in the cultivation of your cannabis. They should also follow the stringent state guidelines, which stipulate that cannabis be locked or secured in a room that is inaccessible to anybody else.

Weights should also be checked. Make sure that your caregiver is giving you accurate measurements of the cannabis you expect him to grow for you. This is important, as you need to be sure that you aren’t being gipped and your pot going places that it shouldn’t be.

These points aren’t just rules to stick by, they are common sense and common courtesy. As the good book states: Treat others how you expect to be treated. If your caregiver doesn’t meet that threshold, it is time to go elsewhere.

There are plenty of good caregivers out there, and many of them can be found online. Don’t just go by price; go by your gut. If they seem like a good person, they more than likely are.

And most importantly: Stay safe and be healthy. You only get one life, make the most of it!

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