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Once you have registered with Leafwell and been approved by one of our medical marijuana doctors online, apply to the state medical marijuana program. Receive your MMJ card and start shopping for your medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary.
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Only medical cannabis is legal in Utah. Non-medical use is prohibited.
House Bill 105 (HB 105) was signed by Governor Gary Herbert, legalizing the possession and use of low-THC CBD oil by registered patients with a physician’s recommendation and intractable epilepsy. However, the bill did not allow patients to acquire the oil legally.
Utah Medical Cannabis Act HB 3001
In February 2018, the Utah House of Representatives passed HB 195, a bill to legalize the “right to try” and grow medical marijuana plants for terminally ill patients.
The state must set provisions for dispensaries to open by January 2021.
All patients must hold a valid medical cannabis card to purchase and possess medical cannabis products legally.
Adult — or recreational cannabis — use is not legal in Utah. Although many in Utah favor federal legalization, there are still stringent laws against its use.
The following conditions may qualify you for a Utah medical marijuana certificate and card:
There are three simple steps to getting your Utah medical marijuana card. Please note that Leafwell is currently unable to certify patients in the state.
Yes, telemedicine is legal in Utah but only for renewals for existing medical cannabis patients. You must see the same physician who initially approved you for medical cannabis.
It is illegal to grow cannabis in Utah.
Utah has medical marijuana reciprocity and recognizes medical marijuana cards issued by other state MMJ programs.
Some states accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards. This is called medical marijuana reciprocity.
The following states accept or recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards:
States marked with * require visitors to complete a visiting patient application for their stay.
States marked with ^ have adult use programs but do not accept out-of-state cards.
Utah’s legislature clarified that anyone with an MMJ license — including medical doctors and school teachers — will be allowed to use medical cannabis without fear of losing their jobs. However, if use affects the performance or the safety of others, then employers may still seek action. Similarly, employers may prohibit use at work.
Utah tests its cannabis products extensively, and lab testing for mold, mildew, pesticides, solvents, mycotoxins and microbial, heavy metals and other pollutants, and cannabinoid content is all a requirement.
In all states with a medical marijuana program, the only way to purchase medicinal cannabis products is via a legally licensed dispensary, pharmacy, or another legally designated space to buy cannabis. Only those with a legal license to sell cannabis can do so.
All states with a medical marijuana program have some restrictions on where a person can legally use cannabis. Near schools, nurseries, parks, or other places where children are expected to be, using cannabis is illegal. Use of cannabis on or in federal land or buildings, hospitals, or other such healthcare space is also illegal. Private members’ clubs and landowners may also prohibit cannabis use on their property or restrict it at their discretion.
The safest place to use medical cannabis is in the safety of your own home. It is wise to use common sense, generally keep consumption out of public view, and utilize discreet consumption methods wherever possible.