Determine if you have a qualifying condition by looking at the list below and make an appointment to speak with a Qualified Medical Provider (QMP). This may be your current provider. Call their office and ask. If they are unwilling or unable to provide you a medical cannabis prescription, there are specialty clinics you may go to. Specialty clinics are often expensive, inexperienced, and some of them are just plain creepy.
Check out our list of verified QMP specialty clinics that won't make the process harder than it needs to be. Follow UCU on facebook if you need a good understanding as to why this is very important to research first or just take our word for it lol.
According to the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, the following conditions are approved:
• Pain lasting longer than two weeks that is not adequately managed by over the counter medications or physical therapy
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that is currently being treated and monitored by a mental health professional.
• Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis
• HIV or AIDS
• Persistent Nausea that is not significantly responsive to traditional treatment except
for nausea related to: pregnancy, cannabis-induced cyclical vomiting syndrome, or CBD hyperemesis syndrome
• Epilepsy or ebilitating Seizures
• Multiple Sclerosis or debilitating muscle spasms
• Alzheimer’s Disease
• Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
• Terminal illness when the patient’s remaining life expectancy is less than 6 months
• Condition resulting in the individual receiving hospice care
• Rare condition or disease that affects less than 200,000 individuals in the U.S., as defined in federal law and is not adequately managed despite treatment attempts using conventional medications (other than opioids or opiates) or physical interventions.
If a patient does not have a qualifying condition specifically named in the law, they may petition the Compassionate Use Board (CUB) for approval of their medical cannabis card. Your QMP will do this for you. CUB meetings are closed to the public, applicants, and medical providers.
Patients will need to access the EVS system to begin the process of applying for their medical marijuana card. Complete all information necessary and save your portion of the application. The QMP then goes in and completes the application and submits a medical cannabis recommendation for approval.
The UDOH will review the patient’s medical cannabis card application and decide whether all requirements have been met. For adult patients ages 21 and older with a qualifying condition, the application review process will be completed 15 days or less from the date the application is submitted. For minor patients younger than age 21 and adult patients without a qualifying condition, the application review process will be completed 90 days or less from the date the application is submitted, as these applications must be reviewed by the Compassionate Use Board. Patients younger than age 21 and adult patients without a qualifying condition will receive an email regarding the status of their Compassionate Use Board petition.
** Taken from UDOH website to remain as accurate as possible **
After paying a registration fee, your card is emailed to you. You will never receive a hard copy of this card. Keep up to date with the registration requirements. I strongly suggest you bookmark the UDOH Cannabis Program website.
The application review could take up to 90 days after submission. Applications for patients younger than age 21 or adult patients without a qualifying condition must be reviewed by the Compassionate Use Board. I encourage you to apply if cannabis currently helps you, but you don't have a qualifying condition. It's the only way to have more conditions listed in the future and patients are being approved for anxiety and depression witht his extra but valuable step!
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