How To Get Your Utah Medical Marijuana Card

Learn how to get your Utah medical marijuana card.

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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:

  • 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
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No prior medical documentation is required at this time.

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Schedule a visit

Call us at (877)242-0362 or use our online scheduling feature to set up a Telemedicine evaluation for Utah Medical Marijuana.

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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.

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:

  • 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

Medical Documentation

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No prior medical documentation is required at this time.

Schedule a Visit

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Schedule a visit

Call us at (877)242-0362 or use our online scheduling feature to set up a Telemedicine evaluation for Utah Medical Marijuana.

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 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: Will insurance cover the fees involved with the MMJ programs?

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

Q: Will patients registration status be made 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 will be available?

A: Medical cannabis will only be available 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 blister pack containing no more than 1 gram of lower pods in each individual blister
  • 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 will I be able to 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 will I be able to 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: Currently, there are no facilities in Utah that are licensed to legally sell medical cannabis. By March 2020, the Utah Department of Health will have licensed up to seven privately-operated medical cannabis pharmacies where qualifying patients can legally purchase medical cannabis in Utah. 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: The Department of Health has not yet set the fee for obtaining a medical cannabis card. The Utah Medical Cannabis Act allows the Utah Department of Health to charge a fee to offset the cost of reviewing applications and issuing cards. The fee will be established based on similar application fee schedules.

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

A: Once it becomes fully operational the Utah Department of Health will evaluate applications and issue cards within 15 days if applicant qualifies.

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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