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Register online with Leafwell
Create a new account with Leafwell or log back into your existing account.
If you previously used another provider, we can still see you to renew your certificate. However, we cannot see new patients at this time. The cost of the online consultation is $125, and you are only billed if approved. You can speak to a doctor and renew your Utah medical marijuana card online.
Discuss Medical Marijuana with your Doctor
You can discuss your needs with the physician during your medical marijuana consultation.
Receive your certificate from Leafwell
This certificate says that your doctor recommends you as a continuing cannabis patient under the state’s current laws, and this certificate is required to apply for your MMJ Card. At this stage, the physician you saw will go online and complete the recommendation and certificate process for medical marijuana.
Apply for a Card with the State of Utah
You will receive a digitized version of your medical marijuana card by email if approved. A physical card will follow in the mail. Your certificate will be valid for either six months or one year from the issue date. Please note that the state will be emailing/mailing your medical marijuana card, not Leafwell.
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Benefits of Getting an Utah Medical Card
Getting certified for medical marijuana is the only way to legally obtain medicinal cannabis in Utah.
About Medical Marijuana in Utah
Medical cannabis is legal in Utah. At this time, it is only possible to use telemedicine for recertification, not for first-time patients.
Here’s some recent history about medical cannabis in Utah:
- March 2014 – House Bill 105 makes legal the use of low-THC CBD oil by registered patients with a physical recommendation and intractable epilepsy. However, buying the oil was still illegal
- February 2018 – House Bill 195 was passed which legalised the right to try and grow medical marijuana patients – for terminally ill patients only
- November 2018 – Utah Medical Cannabis Act passed – this include expectation for dispensaries to open by January 2021
- 1 March 2020 – Utah’s Department of Health begins issuing Medical Marijuana Cards
- 24 March 2020 – qualifying MMJ patients can use their certificates to purchase medical marijuana from licensed dispensaries (of which there are currently 2).
Information for caregivers
A caregiver will need to be listed on the patient’s application form for those under 18 or those who need assistance with obtaining or dosing medical cannabis.
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Autism/Asperger Syndrome
- Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
- Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain
- Crohn’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBDs, e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis)
Possession and Growing
As an MMJ cardholder in Utah, you are permitted to possess cannabis. However, there are some strict restrictions in place which you need to be aware of.
In any one 12-day period, patients may not purchase more than the lesser of:
- An amount sufficient to provide 14 days of treatment based on the dosing parameters that the relevant qualified medical provider (QMP) recommends; or
- 56 grams of unprocessed cannabis (flower); or
- More than a total of 10 grams of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in medicinal form
The rules are different if a qualifying patient’s primary residence is 100 miles or greater from a medical cannabis pharmacy or local health department. In any one 28-day period, patients may not purchase more than the lesser of:
- An amount sufficient to provide 30 days of treatment based on the dosing parameters that the relevant qualified medical provider (QMP) recommends; or
- 113 grams of unprocessed cannabis (flower); or
- More than a total of 20 grams of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in medicinal form
Smoking cannabis is illegal in Utah, even for medical reasons. However, vaporizing is acceptable. The limits include:
- Concentrated oil
- Liquid suspension
- Transdermal preparation
- Gelatinous cube
- Unprocessed cannabis flower in a blister pack containing no more than one gram of flower pods in each blister
- Wax or resin*
*If a patient fails to respond on two other forms listed substantially, a qualified medical provider may recommend wax or resin.
The law prohibits any brownies, candies, cookies, or other edible products, including unprocessed flowers outside blister packs.
For the moment, a person can’t grow cannabis in Utah, even if they are a qualifying medical marijuana patient.
Current medical cannabis patient designates their caregiver online.
Review the EVS user guide and apply online for a medical cannabis card.
Pay medical cannabis card application fee online.
Caregiver completes background check forms.
Utah Department of Health (UDOH) reviews medical cannabis card applications.
Receive medical cannabis card and purchase medical cannabis from a medical cannabis pharmacy.
Utah has medical marijuana reciprocity and recognizes medical marijuana cards issued by other state MMJ programs.
The following states accept or recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- US Virgin Islands
- Washington, D.C.
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Frequently asked questions in Utah
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 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
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Terminal Illness
- A Rare Condition that Affects Less than 200K US Citizens
- Any Condition Approved by Compassion Board
- Register with Leafwell and speak to a Utah licensed physician online.
- Get approved and the Leafwell physician will submit your certification to the Utah Medical Cannabis Program to complete your application.
- Log in to the state site and pay for your card which will then be sent via mail so you can shop at any Utah licensed dispensary.
- Current medical cannabis patient designates caregiver online.
- Review the EVS user guide and apply online for a medical cannabis card.
- Pay medical cannabis card application fee online.
- Caregiver completes background check forms.
- Utah Department of Health (UDOH) reviews medical cannabis card application.
- Receive medical cannabis card.
- Purchase medical cannabis from a medical cannabis pharmacy.
- Debit or credit card
- Create your Utah ID Account (if you don’t already have one)
- Go here https://id.utah.gov/ and click "Create an Account"
- Enter and validate your email address, then verify your email address by receiving an email from the Utah government
- Enter your name and username then create a password
- Create a profile in Utah’s Electronic Verification System at https://medicalcannabis.utah.gov/evs-access/
- Click the big blue button inviting you to access the EVS
- Click "Patient Registrations"
- Fill out the fields and click Register
- Click the link in the popup once you’ve completed
- In the top left, hover over the "Tracking Inbox", then move your house to "Patient" and then to "New Patient" and click on "New Patient"
- Complete the application for a new patient. Parents/guardians need to select that they are applying on behalf of my minor child at this point
- Don’t fill out any fields marked official use
- Once submitted, you status at the top of the page will change to "Awaiting Certification" at the top of the screen
- Once this is done, the Leafwell physician can go onto the system and upload your certification.
- Log back in and pay once the certification has been submitted. The state will review your application.
- Once the state has approved you, your status will change to "Active".
- Log back in and click the "Print Card" option in your patient dashboard. You can save the document and print it out to buy your medical marijuana at your chosen licensed dispensary.
How much does an Utah Medical Marijuana certificate and card cost?
Medical marijuana certificate on its own = $125 at Leafwell
State application fee = Patient Card (initial): $15
Patient Card (first 90-day renewal): $5
Patient Card (six-month renewal): $15
Caregiver Card (primary patient initial): $68.25
Caregiver Card (secondary patient initial) $15
Caregiver Card (first renewal): No charge
Caregiver Card (primary patient subsequent renewals): $14
Caregiver Card (secondary patient subsequent renewals): $5
Plus, now you can sign up with a friend and each save 10% on your consultation with Leafwell.
What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Utah?
In Utah, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana certificate and card:
What do I need to know about applying for my Medical Cannabis Card in Utah online?
There are three simple steps to seeing a Leafwell provider in Utah:
How old do I have to be to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Utah?
You must be at least 21 years of age in order to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Utah.
18 – 20 year-olds may qualify if the Compassionate Use Board recommends approval (e.g. terminal or chronic illnesses).
Caregivers must be 21 years of age.
Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Utah?
Yes, medical marijuana patients in Utah can have a caregiver. To apply as a caregiver, follow this process:
See here for more details:
How do I apply for the state program in Utah?
Before you start, have these supporting documents ready:
Getting Your Utah Medical Marijuana Card
Note – if you have already seen a Leafwell physician, jump to step 5.