Utah Medical Marijuana Law

Status

 

Operational

Law Signed:

2018

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Autism
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Epilepsy or a similar condition that causes “debilitating seizures”
  • Multiple sclerosis or persistent and debilitating muscle spasms
  • Nausea (must be persistent)
  • Pain lasting longer than two weeks that is not adequately managed despite treatment attempts
  • PTSD “that is being treated or monitored by a licensed mental health therapist”
  • Any terminal illness where life expectancy is less than six months
  • Any condition resulting in hospice care
  • Any rare condition that effects fewer than 200,000 persons in the United States as defined by Section 526 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and is not adequately managed despite treatment attempts
  • **Patients with a qualifying illness between the ages of 18 and 21 must petition the Compassionate Use Board for medical cannabis approval

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Medical cannabis products may be dispensed as “tablets,” “capsules,” “concentrated oils,” “topical preparations,” “transdermal preparations,” “sublingual preparations,” or in a” a liquid suspension,” or as a “a gelatinous cube or lozenge.” State-mandated “legal dosage limit” for medical cannabis products that shall not exceed 20 grams of THC per single dose. Raw cannabis” must be dispensed in a “tamper-resistant” sealed container with a 60-day expiration date. Patients may obtain up to a 30-day supply of medical cannabis products. A 30-day supply of “unprocessed cannabis” should not exceed 113 grams by weight.

HOME CULTIVATION

No. Replacement legislation approved by the House and Senate on December 3, 2018 rewrote the Utah Medical Cannabis Act to eliminate any home cultivation option. Proponents of the voter-initiated measure are suing over the changes.

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES

Yes. Under replacement legislation enacted in September 2019, regulators may license up to 14 private entities to dispense medical cannabis products.

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL

Yes

CAREGIVERS

Yes. Patients may designate no more than two caregivers, who may purchase, transport, or assist the patient in his/her use of medical cannabis in a dosage form.

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