Medical Cannabis Laws in Utah
- 2014 – House Bill 105 (HB 105) was signed by Governor Gary Herbert, legalizing possession and use of low-THC CBD oil by registered patients with a physician’s recommendation and intractable epilepsy. The bill included no provision for patients to legally acquire the oil, however.
- 2018 – 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.
Provisions must be set by the state for dispensaries to open by January 2021.
All patients must hold a valid medical cannabis card in order to legally purchase and possess medical cannabis products.
Telehealth for Cannabis in Utah
Telehealth is legal for online medical cannabis consultations in Utah, but for renewals only. You can see a compassionate and friendly medical marijuana physician online with Leafwell today.
Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis Patients in Utah
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- ALS aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- Chronic Pain
- Crohn’s Disease
- Debilitating Seizures
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Persistent, Debilitating Muscle Spasms, such as those cause by Parkinson’s Disease
- Persistent, Severe Nausea
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Terminal Illness
- A Rare Condition that Affects Less than 200K US Citizens
- Any Condition Approved by Compassion Board
Cannabis Laws and Children in Utah
You must be at least 21 years of age in order to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Utah (renewals only at this moment in time). 18 – 20 year-olds may qualify if the Compassionate Use Board recommends approval (e.g. terminal or chronic illnesses). Those aged under 21 will need a caregiver. Caregivers must be 21 years of age and complete a criminal background check.
There are no laws specifying whether or not a child can legally use medical cannabis when at school. Current laws prohibit possession or use of cannabis anywhere near a school or school property.
Cannabis Possession Limits in Utah
- For medical card holders = Less than 100 miles from dispensary – 56 grams of unprocessed cannabis (flower); or More than a total of 10 grams of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in medicinal form. 100 + miles from dispensary – 113 grams of unprocessed cannabis (flower); or More than a total of 20 grams of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in medicinal form. Physicians may recommend a different amount.
- For recreational users = Illegal
Cannabis Cultivation Laws in Utah
It is illegal to grow cannabis in Utah.
Cannabis and Gun Laws in Utah
It is not legal to own a firearm or ammunition and a medical marijuana card at the same time in Utah.
Cannabis and Employment Law in Utah
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 performance or the safety of others, then employers may still seek action. Similarly, employers may prohibit use at work.
Local Cannabis Laws in Utah
There are no county-, city- or municipality- specific laws regarding medical or recreational cannabis use in Utah.