Updated on May 11, 2020. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
The requirements to get a medical cannabis card include:
With a recommendation letter from a medical provider, a patient can only purchase medical cannabis from one medical cannabis pharmacy and only until December 31, 2020. In contrast, a medical cannabis card allows a patient to purchase medical cannabis from any medical cannabis pharmacy in Utah even after December 31, 2020 if the patient renews their card. Recommendation letters are not registered with the department while medical cannabis cards are.
NOTE: If a patient is a minor under the age of 21 or if they are an adult over 21 but do not have a qualifying condition, the application must be reviewed by the Compassionate Use Board. A minor cannot receive a medical cannabis card unless their parent or legal guardian qualifies for a medical cannabis guardian card.