How To Get Your Utah Medical Marijuana Card

Get your Utah medical marijuana card by visiting a Green Health Docs clinic near you.

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Green Health Docs has clinics located in the state of Utah. You can find a medical marijuana clinic near you or click the name of the city below to view our in-person clinic:

 

Salt Lake City

Provo/Orem

 

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You must be a resident in the state of Utah.

At this time, the Utah Department of Health will not be allowing out of state patients to qualify for
medical marijuana.

There is no minimum age requirement in Utah.

Patients under the age of 21 must be approved by the Compassionate Use Board; patients under the age
of 18 must have a parent or guardian apply for the Guardian Card.

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Utah Medical cannabis patients must have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Pain lasting longer than two weeks that is not adequately managed, in the qualified medical provider’s opinion, despite treatment attempts using conventional medications other than opioids or opiates or physical interventions
  • HIV or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Cachexia
  • Persistent nausea that is not significantly responsive to traditional treatment, except for nausea related to:
    • pregnancy
    • cannabis-induced cyclical vomiting syndrome
    • cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Epilepsy or debilitating seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis or persistent and debilitating muscle spasms
  • 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 evaluation from a psychiatrist, doctorate psychologist, a doctorate licensed clinical social worker, or a psychiatric APRN
  • Autism
  • A terminal illness when the patient’s life expectancy is less than six months
  • A condition resulting in the individual receiving hospice care
  • A rare condition or disease that affects less than 200,000 individuals in the U.S., as defined in federal law, and that is not adequately managed despite treatment attempts using conventional medications (other than opioids or opiates) or physical interventions
  • A condition that the compassionate use board approves (once established) on a case-by case basis
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You will need to gather proof of your qualifying medical condition & bring it along with your Utah ID to your evaluation. Proof includes ANY of the following:

  • medical records
  • office visit notes
  • letter/note from your doctor
  • X-ray (radiographic) reports that clearly state your name and the condition/injury
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Schedule a visit

Schedule your appointment to be evaluated by a certified Utah medical cannabis doctor.  Request an evaluation appointment at our Salt Lake City clinic or Provo/Orem clinic

OR

Call or text us at 1-877-242-0362 to schedule your appointment today or email info@greenhealthdocs.com

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Get Evaluated

A qualified medical provider (QMP) will review your case and perform an evaluation.

Once approved, go online with your QMP to the electronic verification system through the Utah Department of Health to apply for your medical cannabis card.

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In order to register for your Utah medical marijuana card you will need a valid Utah Identification card or a government-issued photo ID along with proof of Utah residency.

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Per the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) must have their Medical Marijuana program’s online registry implemented by March 1, 2020.

The UDOH evaluates applications and issues cards within 15 days if applicant qualifies.

Find A Clinic

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Green Health Docs has clinics located in the state of Utah. You can find a medical marijuana clinic near you or click the name of the city below to view our in-person clinic:

 

Salt Lake City

Provo/Orem

 

Age & Residency Requirements

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You must be a resident in the state of Utah.

At this time, the Utah Department of Health will not be allowing out of state patients to qualify for
medical marijuana.

There is no minimum age requirement in Utah.

Patients under the age of 21 must be approved by the Compassionate Use Board; patients under the age
of 18 must have a parent or guardian apply for the Guardian Card.

Qualifying Conditions

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Utah Medical cannabis patients must have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Pain lasting longer than two weeks that is not adequately managed, in the qualified medical provider’s opinion, despite treatment attempts using conventional medications other than opioids or opiates or physical interventions
  • HIV or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Cachexia
  • Persistent nausea that is not significantly responsive to traditional treatment, except for nausea related to:
    • pregnancy
    • cannabis-induced cyclical vomiting syndrome
    • cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Epilepsy or debilitating seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis or persistent and debilitating muscle spasms
  • 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 evaluation from a psychiatrist, doctorate psychologist, a doctorate licensed clinical social worker, or a psychiatric APRN
  • Autism
  • A terminal illness when the patient’s life expectancy is less than six months
  • A condition resulting in the individual receiving hospice care
  • A rare condition or disease that affects less than 200,000 individuals in the U.S., as defined in federal law, and that is not adequately managed despite treatment attempts using conventional medications (other than opioids or opiates) or physical interventions
  • A condition that the compassionate use board approves (once established) on a case-by case basis

Medical Documentation

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You will need to gather proof of your qualifying medical condition & bring it along with your Utah ID to your evaluation. Proof includes ANY of the following:

  • medical records
  • office visit notes
  • letter/note from your doctor
  • X-ray (radiographic) reports that clearly state your name and the condition/injury

Schedule a Visit

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Schedule a visit

Schedule your appointment to be evaluated by a certified Utah medical cannabis doctor.  Request an evaluation appointment at our Salt Lake City clinic or Provo/Orem clinic

OR

Call or text us at 1-877-242-0362 to schedule your appointment today or email info@greenhealthdocs.com

Get Evaluated

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Get Evaluated

A qualified medical provider (QMP) will review your case and perform an evaluation.

Once approved, go online with your QMP to the electronic verification system through the Utah Department of Health to apply for your medical cannabis card.

ID Documentation

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In order to register for your Utah medical marijuana card you will need a valid Utah Identification card or a government-issued photo ID along with proof of Utah residency.

Submit Your Application

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Per the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) must have their Medical Marijuana program’s online registry implemented by March 1, 2020.

The UDOH evaluates applications and issues cards within 15 days if applicant qualifies.

Call or text us at 1-877-242-0362 to contact for your medical cannabis evaluation.

Utah MMJ Card Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the qualifying conditions?

A: Individuals with the following conditions are authorized under the Utah Medical Cannabis Act to receive a medical cannabis patient card:

  • HIV or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Cachexia
  • Persistent nausea that is not significantly responsive to traditional treatment, except for nausea related to:
    • Pregnancy
    • Cannabis-induced cyclical vomiting syndrome
    • Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Epilepsy or debilitating seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis or persistent and debilitating muscle spasms
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that is being treated and monitored by a licensed health therapist (defined here), 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 evaluation from a psychiatrist, doctorate psychologist, a doctorate licensed clinical social worker, or a psychiatric APRN
  • Autism
  • A terminal illness when the patient’s life expectancy is less than six months
  • A condition resulting in the individual receiving hospice care
  • A rare condition or disease that affects less than 200,000 individuals in the U.S., as defined in federal law, and that is not adequately managed despite treatment attempts using conventional medications (other than opioids or opiates) or physical interventions
  • Pain lasting longer than two weeks that is not adequately managed, in the qualified medical provider’s opinion, despite treatment attempts using conventional medications other than opioids or opiates or physical interventions
  • A condition that the compassionate use board approves (once established) on a case-by case basis

Q: Does insurance cover the fees involved with the MMJ programs?

A: Unfortunately, no. This is because cannabis is still illegal at a federal level.

Q: Is a patient’s registration status available to the public?

A: No, you are protected under HIPAA Laws.

Q: Can I legally possess cannabis before the program is fully up and running?

A: Before January 1, 2021, patients are not guilty of use or possession of medical cannabis under Utah law if, at the time of arrest:

  • the individual has been diagnosed with a qualifying condition and had a pre-existing provider-patient relationship with a Utah-licensed APRN, physician, or physician assistant who believed that the individual’s illness could benefit from the use in question; and
  • the medical cannabis was in a medicinal dosage form in a quantity not to exceed specified limits.

Q: What types of Medical Marijuana are available?

A: Medical cannabis can only be offered in the following forms under the Utah Medical Cannabis Act:

  • Tablet
  • Capsule
  • Concentrated oil
  • Liquid suspension
  • Topical preparation
  • Transdermal preparation
  • Gelatinous cube
  • Unprocessed cannabis flower in sealed container with 60-day expiration date
  • If patient does not respond to two forms listed above, a qualified medical provider may recommend a wax or resin dosage form.
  • Smoking of cannabis is not permitted but patients may purchase a medical cannabis device that warms cannabis material into a vapor without use of a flame and delivers cannabis to an individual’s respiratory system.

SMOKING OF MARIJUANA IS PROHIBITED. Edible products (besides gelatinous cubes) such as candies, cookies, brownies, and unprocessed flowers outside of blister packs are not permitted under Utah Code 26-61a-102 (29).

Q: How much medical cannabis can I possess?

A: Qualifying patients may possess:

  • No more than 113 grams of unprocessed cannabis (raw bud or flower in blister packs)
  • No more than 20 grams of total composite THC in all other medicinal dosage forms

Q: How much medical cannabis can I purchase at one time?

A: If a qualifying patient’s primary residence is less than 100 miles from a medical cannabis pharmacy or local health department:

In any one 12-day period, patients may not purchase more than the lesser of:

  • An amount sufficient to provide 14 days of treatment based on the dosing parameters that the relevant qualified medical provider (QMP) recommends; or
  • 56 grams of unprocessed cannabis (flower); or
  • More than a total of 10 grams of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in medicinal form

If a qualifying patient’s primary residence is 100 miles or greater from a medical cannabis pharmacy or local health department:

In any one 28-day period, patients may not purchase more than the lesser of:

  • An amount sufficient to provide 30 days of treatment based on the dosing parameters that the relevant qualified medical provider (QMP) recommends; or
  • 113 grams of unprocessed cannabis (flower); or
  • More than a total of 20 grams of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in medicinal form

Q: Where can I purchase product?

A: The Utah Department of Health has awarded licenses for 14 medical cannabis pharmacies. Two of these pharmacies are already open for business: Dragonfly Wellness in Salt Lake City, and Perfect Earth Modern Apothecary in North Logan. The other pharmacies should all be open before December 31, 2020. In addition, the state central fill pharmacy will deliver medication to 13 to 18 local health department locations throughout Utah by July 2020.

Q: How much is the fee to register and obtain an MMJ card in Utah?

A: There is a $15 state application fee for new medical marijuana patients in Utah. The card must be renewed every 90 days. The first 90-day renewal is just $5, and subsequent renewals are $15.

Q: How long does it take to receive my MMJ card?

A: Most applications are processed in 15 days or less. For patients under 21 years of age and patients without a qualifying condition, the review may take up to 90 days. Upon approval, patients receive a copy of their card via email. This digital card can be printed out or accessed via smartphone.

Q: Are caregivers allowed?

A: Yes, caregivers may be assigned to qualifying patients and will need to register with the Utah Department of Health. Caregiver Cards renew automatically with associated Medical Cannabis Patient or Guardian Card (with additional fee). A criminal background check is required.

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