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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Utah

  • STEP 1:

    BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

    Schedule an appointment to see a licensed medical marijuana doctor in Utah through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Consult with a doctor for 10-15 mins to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. Do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance with getting an appointment set, our team would be more than happy to help.

  • STEP 2:

    CONSULT WITH A DOCTOR

    Consult with a doctor for 10-15 mins to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete, the patient needs to register with the state and submit their application online. Once submitted, the doctor is notified and will issue a recommendation for medical cannabis treatment. The patient returns to their profile to pay the $15 state fee and submit an online application to the state.

  • STEP 3:

    GET APPROVED

    The state will process the patient's application and will issue the card and email the patient a copy of their medical cannabis card. Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries.

    In Utah, patients will need to re-certify their license annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you set up a renewal consultation.

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The Status of Cannabis Legalization in Utah

Cannabis in Utah is illegal for recreational use, with possession of small amounts punishable as a misdemeanor crime. Medical use was legalized by ballot measure in November 2018, after a CBD-only law was passed in 2014 and a limited “right to try” law was passed in March 2018.

The Utah Medical Cannabis Act directs the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) to issue medical cannabis cards to patients, register medical providers who wish to recommend medical cannabis treatment for their patients, and license medical cannabis pharmacies.

Medical Cannabis Cardholders

Medical cannabis treatment will be allowed for patients with certain qualifying medical conditions. The UDOH began accepting applications for medical cannabis patient cards by March 1, 2020.

Possession of Medical Cannabis Prior to 2021

Prior to January 2021, under Utah law, patients meeting certain criteria outlined in the Medical Cannabis Act may legally possess medical cannabis without a medical cannabis card. Compliance with the Utah Medical Cannabis Act may not protect patients from liability for violations of federal law or the laws of other states. Questions regarding this provision of the law are best answered by an attorney who can provide legal counsel specific to an individual’s situation.

Patients 18 and older, a parent or legal guardian of a minor patient, and designated caregivers may purchase medical cannabis. Each must have a medical cannabis card.

Qualifying Conditions

Conditions qualifying for medical cannabis under the Utah Medical Cannabis Program include:

  • A rare condition or disease affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the U.S., as defined by federal law, and that is not adequately managed despite treatment attempts using conventional medications (other than opioids or opiates) or physical interventions.
  • An illness requiring hospice care
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Autism
  • Cachexia, or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Multiple sclerosis or persistent and debilitating muscle spasms
  • Ongoing and debilitating pain
  • Persistent Nausea that is not significantly responsive to traditional treatment, except for nausea related to:
    • Pregnancy
    • Cannabis-Induced Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome
    • Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that is being treated and monitored by a licensed health therapist and that:
    • Has been diagnosed by a healthcare provider by the Veterans Administration and documented in the patient’s record; or
    • Has been diagnosed or confirmed by the evaluation from a psychiatrist, doctorate psychologist, a doctorate licensed clinical social worker, or a psychiatric APRN

Patient Qualifications

For those with ongoing and debilitating pain, a doctor must conclude that the patient has pain lasting for more than two weeks or doesn’t respond to traditional medication other than opioids or opiates. For conditions not specified, a Compassionate Use Board of medical specialists will review on a case-by-case basis whether medical cannabis is acceptable for treatment.

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4,143 patients

for their medical cannabis cards