Medical Cannabis IN UTAH: 3 Easy Steps
Review Utah Qualifying Conditions
to see if you are eligible.
Obtain Medical Records
of Qualifying Condition
(Ex. History & physical print out, Chiropractor records, physical therapy, surgeries etc.)
Schedule An Appointment
$250 Initial Certification Fee
Do You Qualify?
To qualify for a medical cannabis card, a patient must meet in-person with a QMP. During this visit, a QMP must complete a thorough assessment of the patient’s condition and medical history and document it in the patient’s record. The in-person visit between a medical provider and a patient could happen before or after the medical provider becomes registered as a QMP with the UDOH.
A letter from a medical provider specifying that their patient could benefit from the use of cannabis for medical purposes does not enable that patient to enter into or purchase medical cannabis from a medical cannabis pharmacy in Utah. A patient must have a valid medical cannabis card from the Utah Department of Health to participate in Utah’s medical cannabis program.
Prior to January 2021, patients without a medical cannabis card who meet certain criteria outlined in the Utah Controlled Substances Act may not be prosecuted for possession of cannabis. Questions regarding this provision of the law are best answered by an attorney who can provide legal counsel specific to an individual’s situation.
- Pain lasting longer than two weeks if it is not adequately managed by a nonopioid (e.g. aspirin) or physical intervention (e.g. chiropractic care) after at least two treatment attempts
- HIV or AIDS
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Persistent nausea (which is not significantly responsive to traditional treatment and is not related to pregnancy, cannabis-induced cyclical vomiting syndrome, or cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome)
- Crohn’s Disease / Ulcerative Colitis
- Epilepsy / debilitating seizures
- Multiple sclerosis or persistent muscle spasms
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD which is treated by a licensed mental health therapist and has been diagnosed wither by the VA or through an evaluation by a qualified mental health specialist)
- Terminal illness with less than six months life expectancy
- A condition resulting in the patient receiving hospice care
- A rare condition or disease that affects less than 200,000 individuals in the United States and is not adequately managed by a non-opioid or physical intervention.
Think You Qualify? Schedule An Appointment!
Frequently Asked Questions
Utah Medical Cannabis