What do I need for a Utah medical cannabis card?

Utah Qualifying Conditions

1.  Understand what condition you are most likely to qualify under and remember that not all conditions qualify. If you apply under 'Anxiety' for example, you won't qualify. You may also want to visit Utah's Medical Cannabis Dept's FAQ's. Utah Qualifying Health Conditions are as follows:

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • 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

  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

  • 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

  • HIV or acquired immune deficiency syndrome

  • a condition resulting in the individual receiving hospice care

  • cancer

  • cachexia

  • 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

Make an Appointment with our QMP for Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday

2. Make an appointment online or with a phone call to our intake team at

801-448-9990. We'll take your calls Monday thru Saturday. You'll get an appointment confirmation within 24 hours with all the links you need to begin your application.

Apply for Utah Medical Cannabis

3. Read our confirmation email completely! It includes everything you need to apply for Utah Medical Cannabis, but if its not done prior to your appointment, you and patients after you will probably be delayed. Complete an intake form via our easy patient portal. List all current prescriptions for your medical marijuana pharmacist, as well as any previous injuries, diagnoses, or descriptions of chronic pain you are currently experiencing. Think about what you can provide to document any diagnoses, injuries, or conditions that caused chronic pain.

4. Create a Utah.gov login ID.  Then login to apply for medical cannabis. If you get confused, consult the Patient Guide.

5. Gather your health records to document any diagnoses of qualifed conditions. Gather records of any injuries, procedures, or conditions that may have led to chronic pain if you are seeking pain relief with medical cannabis. Start this process right away. Call us with any questions. Medical records are NOT a requirement in some cases.

Visit our Medical Cannabis Doctors

6. Come see us at our beautiful new home in the Spaces Building in Lehi. Think of some health goals you'd like to achieve with medical cannabis and write them down. If you'd like a Letter of Recommendation, available through the end of 2020, please ask for one. If we have what we need to certify your application, there is no charge for the Letter, which will get you into one dispensary and give you instant medical cannabis legal protection.

7. Log back into the EVS system and pay the $15 Utah State Medical Card Fee. We can help you do this at the time of your appointment.

8. Log back to the EVS system after a week or so to print your card, and enjoy your legal cannabis access at a Utah pharmacy.

9. Consider helping other patients by volunteering for our anonymous and secure efficacy tracking. Share what strains or products you are using and your own assessment of how well its doing. We will stay on top of card expirations and reach out to you when it's time to renew. When we visit you for a card renewal (this can be a telemedicine visit) you'll have the option to opt in to this groundbreaking cannabis science for the benefit of those who will come after us seeking cannabis natural medicine.

These statements have not been approved by the FDA. We are not claiming to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or health condition. 

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