Compassionate Use Board Members Selected

Compassionate Use Board Members Selected

(Salt Lake City, UT) – The Utah State Senate has confirmed the appointment of seven Utah physicians to the medical cannabis Compassionate Use Board. The board’s primary responsibilities will be to approve the issuance of medical cannabis patients cards to all patients under the age of 21, and to other patients seeking to treat a medical condition not currently listed as an approved, qualifying condition as defined by the Utah Medical Cannabis Act.

In order to qualify to serve on the board, physicians must be knowledgeable about medicinal use of cannabis, be professionally licensed as a physician in the state of Utah, be board certified, and register with the Medical Cannabis Program as qualified medical providers. In addition, two members must be board certified pediatricians.

Three of the board members will serve an initial term of two years, and the remaining four members will serve terms of four years each. The board anticipates it will begin meeting on a regular basis early this fall.