Cannabis Laws in Utah Cannabis Laws

Medical cannabis has been legal in Utah since 2018, with the use of low-THC CBD oil being legalized in 2014. You can renew your Utah medical cannabis certificate online via telehealth, but not get a new, initial certification/recommendation, where you will need to have an in-person medical marijuana consultation. Find out more about marijuana laws in Utah here.

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Medical Cannabis Laws in Utah

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.

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Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis Patients in Utah

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.