Utah

Can You Get Medical Marijuana for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Utah?

January 7, 2021

About one in five Utah adults lives with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and some are considering a unique treatment option: medical marijuana. But can you actually get medical marijuana for rheumatoid arthritis in Utah? And does it work? The answers are a bit complicated.

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Your complete guide to Utah medical marijuana laws

Your Complete Guide to Utah Medical Marijuana Laws

January 7, 2021

Utah legislators passed the Utah Medical Cannabis Act in December 2018, and while the measure offers numerous benefits for patients in the state, it also comes with a long list of laws and stipulations. Becoming a patient is the easy part: You just need a qualifying medical condition and a valid Utah ID. Get a…

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medical marijuana flower on a scale in Utah

Utah Medical Marijuana Program May Get Last-Minute Changes

February 19, 2020

Utah’s new medical marijuana program isn’t yet in effect, but it has already undergone a number of significant changes—and more are on the way. A new bill is underway that’s expected to address a number of controversial aspects of the program, including the special packaging requirements and proposed patient caps.

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Medical Marijuana Support Is Growing Nationwide

Medical Marijuana Support Is Growing Nationwide

December 20, 2019

Twenty-three years ago, California became the first state to implement a medical marijuana program. The move was controversial and became the subject of nationwide debate, but in the years since Prop 215 was passed, attitudes about cannabis use—and especially medicinal cannabis use—have become much more progressive. Today, 33 states allow medicinal and/or recreational use, and…

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Using Medical Cannabis in Utah Without a Card - What You Need to Know

Using Medical Cannabis in Utah Without a Card – What You Need to Know

December 14, 2019

As the Utah Department of Health prepares to unveil its registry for the new statewide medical marijuana program, some patients are at a loss. The Utah Medical Cannabis Act (HB3001) went into effect on July 1st, 2019, but it looks like the health department won’t begin issuing cards until March 2020 at the earliest. So…

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Utah Prop 2 Qualifying Illnesses for Medical Marijuana

Utah Prop 2 Qualifying Illnesses for Medical Marijuana

December 3, 2019

In 2018, Utah voters approved Proposition 2, with 52.75% of voters in favor. Shortly thereafter, the legislature took steps to amend the measure, ultimately replacing it with the Utah Medical Cannabis Act. Although advocates continue to fight the replacement measure in court and further changes may still be made, medical marijuana is now available to…

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