Utah Medical Cannabis Cards

Apply for or Renew Med Card

We are simply a pharmacy where you may pick up your medicine. We do not have any control over the medical cannabis card process at all. With that being said, we want to make the process move along as smoothly as possible. This is a helpful guide with some quick links on how to get started!

Before You Get Started

 

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Know the Qualifications

Not just anyone can become a medical cannabis cardholder. Do you know if you qualify?  The Department of Health has released a lengthy list of qualifying medical conditions. Speak with your medical provider to see if cannabis can elevate your way of life. (Spoiler: it will!)

See Qualifying Conditions

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS (26-61A-104)

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, or CBD hyperemesis syndrome
• Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
• Epilepsy or debilitating seizures
• Multiple sclerosis or debilitating muscle
spasms
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that
is being treated and monitored by a
mental health therapist and that: has been
diagnosed by a health care provider or
mental health provider by the VA and
documented in the patient’s record; or has
been diagnosed or confirmed by
evaluation by a psychiatrist, doctorate
psychologist, a doctorate licensed clinical
social worker, or a psych APRN
• Autism
• 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 this 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
• If a patient does not have a qualifying
condition specifically named, they may
petition the Compassionate Use Board for
approval of their medical cannabis card.

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Find a QMP You Trust

Have you asked your provider if they are a Qualified Medical Provider (QMP)? What if your doctor isn't a QMP?   It is ideal that the provider you have been seeing and with whom you have built a relationship could also prescribe you cannabis. But, that is not always the case.  The Utah Dept. of Health has a registrar of QMPs around the state.  You can search by your county and research which provider is right for you. 

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Be Vigilent

We know: there is a lot of steps! Don't be discouraged. If you follow all the steps to apply for a card, the rest moves fairly quickly. Be sure to check on the status of your card in the EVS.  Be in contact with your QMP along the way to know when they have approved your application. If you get stuck, you can always shoot the Dept of Health an email and receive a response within 24 hours.

How to Get a Utah Medical Cannabis Card

Step By Step Guide

Utah Medical Cannabis Cards

1. Qualifying Condition

Check of you Qualify for a a medical cannabis card.

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS (26-61A-104)

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, or CBD hyperemesis syndrome
• Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
• Epilepsy or debilitating seizures
• Multiple sclerosis or debilitating muscle
spasms
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that
is being treated and monitored by a
mental health therapist and that: has been
diagnosed by a health care provider or
mental health provider by the VA and
documented in the patient’s record; or has
been diagnosed or confirmed by
evaluation by a psychiatrist, doctorate
psychologist, a doctorate licensed clinical
social worker, or a psych APRN
• Autism
• 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 this 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
• If a patient does not have a qualifying
condition specifically named, they may
petition the Compassionate Use Board for
approval of their medical cannabis card.

2. Find a Qualified Medical Provider

Not all doctors or medical providers are able to recommend cannabis to their patients. Providers must complete the correct training. Ask your doctor if they are a QMP or find a provider here.

3. QMP Consultation

All patients must meet with a qualified medical provider who has completed the State's mandatory training courses.  Your medical provider will take note of your condition and can recommend cannabis to you.

Do not start your application online until immediately before or after your appointment with a QMP.

4. Create Utah ID

Create a Utah ID or login if you already have one! 
Read the guide below to learn how. 
Utah ID Guide

5. Apply for Card

Before starting an online application, a patient should review the EVS Patient Application User Guide. After reviewing the guide, the patient may go online in the EVS and begin the medical cannabis card application process.

The EVS Patient Application Guide can be found here.

6. QMP Approval

Once a patient has initiated their application online, their QMP must log in online to the EVS and complete their section of the patient’s application, which includes the recommendation for medical cannabis treatment.

We recommend calling your provider after applying so your doctor knows they can approve the application. 

7. Pay Fee

The patient returns to their profile in the EVS and pays their medical cannabis card application fee online. At this point, the completed application will be submitted online to the UDOH.

Medical cannabis card fees:

  • Patient Card (initial): $15
  • Patient Card (first 90-day renewal): $5
  • Patient Card (six-month renewal): $15

8. Issued Card BY EMAIL

The UDOH will review the patient’s medical cannabis card application and confirm 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.

9. Register at a Pharmacy

Send us a copy of your medical card and we will create your patient profile.  This process takes 24 hours or less. 
An email will be sent to you when the process is complete! 

10. Consult and Purchase Cannabis!

On your first visit, the state mandates that every patient has a consultation with a cannabis pharmacist. They will get an idea of your experience and can recommend a product if you need assistance.
Immediately after your consultation with the pharmacist, you will be able to purchase cannabis at the pharmacy or online.