Qualifying Conditions for Utah Medical-Cannabis Program

  • 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


We applaud Utah for a medical cannabis program that encompasses many conditions not covered in other states' medical programs and for making cannabis available to all adults. If you are under 21 or plan to submit an application to the Compassionate Use Board (CUB) for a condition other than those described above, we need to know immediately. The CUB is made up of health care professionals whose job it is to ensure proper documentation of a patient's condition, which entails extra steps both our parts. Please contact us to let us help you prepare your application and medical records to ensure the best chance of approval.

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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