All You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana in Utah

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Medical Cannabis Certifications in Utah

Make your health and wellness priorities. Don’t let the uncertainty of where to begin with the medical marijuana certification process hinder your journey toward a better quality of life. For residents of Utah, Compassionate Clinics of America is the first step to a rewarding path toward health and wellness. 

We are proud to offer easy, efficient, and affordable Medical Cannabis Certifications in Utah.

Have you been thinking about a medical marijuana card but feeling hesitant to start the process? Let Compassionate Clinics of America help. We have the swiftest turnaround in the state, connecting you to a network of qualified physicians and health care practitioners that will help you through the process of obtaining your medical marijuana certification in Utah. We recommend you take advantage of our patient education series where we regularly upload helpful articles on research to help you in your medical cannabis journey.

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Access qualified healthcare practitioners that will walk you through the medical cannabis certification process from the comfort of your home. Our network of prescribing practitioners are registered within the state of Utah to provide you with your medical cannabis certification. Click the button below to access our online form to book your appointment.

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Qualifying for a Medical Cannabis Certification in Utah

In order to get a medical cannabis recommendation and legally purchase cannabis products from dispensaries in Utah, some basic qualifications must be met:

  1. Must be a Utah Resident;
  2. Must have at least one qualifying condition;
  3. Submit an application online;
  4. Meet in-person with a medical provider registered with the Utah Department of Health to recommend medical cannabis;
  5. The medical provider has certified your eligibility for a medical cannabis card online; and
  6. Pay a $15 application fee online.

NOTE: If a patient is a minor under the age of 21 or if they are an adult over 21 but do not have a qualifying condition, the application must be reviewed by the Compassionate Use Board. A minor cannot receive a medical cannabis card unless their parent or legal guardian qualifies for a medical cannabis guardian card.

Qualifying Conditions for medical cannabis under the Utah Medical Cannabis Program include:

  • A rare condition or disease affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the U.S., as defined by federal law, and that is not adequately managed despite treatment attempts using conventional medications (other than opioids or opiates) or physical interventions.
  • A terminal illness when the patient’s life expectancy is less than six months
  • An illness requiring hospice care
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Autism
  • Cachexia, or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis or persistent and debilitating muscle spasms
  • Ongoing and debilitating pain
  • Persistent nausea that is not significantly responsive to traditional treatment, except for nausea related to:
    • Pregnancy
    • Cannabis-Induced Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome
    • Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that is being treated and monitored by a licensed health therapist and that:
    • Has been diagnosed by a healthcare provider by the Veterans Administration and documented in the patient’s record; or
    • Has been diagnosed or confirmed by the evaluation from a psychiatrist, doctorate psychologist, a doctorate licensed clinical social worker, or a psychiatric APRN

Along with having qualifying medical conditions, a patient applying for the medical cannabis program in Utah must prove their residency with a valid driver’s license or current state identification card. The annual card registration fee is $50 and must be paid when approved. 

If you don’t have one of the qualifying medical conditions listed, your certified physician can appeal to the Compassionate Use Board if they feel your condition can benefit from the use of medical marijuana. 

Laws for Registered Caregivers

Utah has set up a caregiver application process completely online, beginning with the registered patient designating a caregiver on their application. After a caregiver has been named, they must prove they are a Utah resident with a valid driver’s license or current state identification card. The caregiver must also undergo a background check to be approved for the Guardian Card. Once approved, a caregiver license fee of $68.25 must be paid. If the caregiver has two patients, the secondary license is only $15.

Get More from Your Medical Cannabis Certification in Utah

One of the biggest parts of medical cannabis is getting to understand how your body responds to different types of cannabis products and cannabinoids, to help you tailor your medical cannabis experience to your desired outcomes. Using DNA testing, we examine your specific DNA biomarkers to determine the right strains and dosage for your specific genes and metabolism. Our test kits are available for purchase on our website. This unique service is designed to maximize the potential of medicinal cannabis for each individual patient.

More Information on Medical Cannabis Certification in Utah

Possession and Cultivation

Utah has specific possession laws regarding medical cannabis, reporting a patient is not allowed “more than 113 grams of unprocessed cannabis (raw bud or flower in blister packs),” or “more than 20 grams of total composite THC in all other medicinal dosage forms. There is absolutely no cultivation of cannabis allowed in Utah.

Utah Medical Cannabis Program Patient Portal


The cost for a medical cannabis certification in Utah is $199. The renewal fee for a medical cannabis certification is $149. Compassionate Clinics of America offers Sezzle as a payment plan for certifications and renewals.

Questions About Medical Cannabis Certification in Utah?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions specific to Utah’s medical cannabis program can be found at the link below: 

Utah Medical Cannabis Program Frequently Asked Questions

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