DHHS accepting applications for DHHS Center for Medical Cannabis program patient evaluation

The Division of Purchasing has posted the application for Request for Proposal (RFP) to procure the funds awarded during the 2022 legislative session. The Department of Health and Human Services will accept submissions from July 12, 2022, until August 23, 2022. Interested academic research groups may apply at the link below, search for the keyword ‘NE22-88’ and select the ‘Respond Now’ button. https://bids.sciquest.com/apps/Router/PublicEvent?CustomerOrg=StateOfUtah

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Office of the State Auditor Adds Medical Cannabis Visit Cost Information to Utah Health Cost Compare

Salt Lake City, UTAH – The Office of the State Auditor (Office) today announces the addition of medical cannabis visit cost information to Utah Health Cost Compare. HealthCost.utah.gov allows users to easily compare the cost of a variety of healthcare procedures and medications from different providers across Utah. This update delivers a tool where users can compare the cost of a visit to obtain or […]

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Medical Cannabis Cards Have a 70% Renewal Rate

Between March 2020 and September 2021, the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) issued 47,583 medical cannabis cards to qualifying patients. Of the 47,583 patients who received medical cannabis cards, 70% renewed their card each time they had the opportunity to renew it and 30% allowed their card to expire. In these cases, initial cards were issued for three months and subsequent renewals were every six […]

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New Program Launched to Increase Access to Medical Cannabis for Qualifying Patients

(Salt Lake City, UT) – The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and medical cannabis pharmacies launched a program today to increase access to medical cannabis for qualifying patients. The program allows any Utah-licensed physician, advanced practice medical nurse, physician assistant, or podiatrist with a controlled substance license to recommend medical cannabis to up to 15 of their adult patients who have been diagnosed with a […]

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UDOH Announces Recipient of the 15th Medical Cannabis Pharmacy License

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) has awarded the state’s 15th medical cannabis pharmacy license to Dragonfly Wellness. The company was one of eight applicants and was chosen through a competitive bidding process. Dragonfly Wellness will open a facility in Price, Utah making it the first medical cannabis pharmacy located in Carbon County and southeast Utah. Utah law required the 15th pharmacy license to be […]

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UDOH Accepting Applications for Rural Medical Cannabis Pharmacy License

The Utah Department of Health announced today that the application period for rural medical cannabis pharmacy license applications is now open and will remain open until Tuesday, October 19, 2021. The department plans to announce the winning applicant on or before Monday, November 15, 2021.    Applicants will compete for one rural medical cannabis pharmacy license that must be issued to a location in one […]

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Upcoming Deadlines for Recommendation Letter Patients

Upcoming Deadlines for Recommendation Letter Patients

(Salt Lake City, UT) – The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) encourages all medical cannabis patients who hold recommendation letters to register as cardholders prior to the upcoming December 31, 2020 deadline. After this date, recommendation letters will no longer be accepted at medical cannabis pharmacies to allow patients to purchase medical cannabis. The changes that take effect January 1, 2021 also remove protections previously […]

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State Regulators Start “Cannabis Regulators Association”

PORTLAND, OR. – Today state cannabis regulators from across the United States announced formation of a non-partisan organization, the Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA), to better share institutional knowledge and regulatory best practices. Cannabis regulators from 19 states have joined in filing documents to establish CANNRA, which is being created in order to assist federal, state, and local jurisdictions that have approved or are weighing legalization […]

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Patients May Now Get Medical Cannabis with Recommendation Letters

Patients May Now Get Medical Cannabis with Recommendation Letters

(Salt Lake City, UT) – The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) announced changes to the Utah Medical Cannabis Program which will allow more patients access to medical cannabis. Under House Bill 425, passed during the 2020 Utah Legislative Session, qualifying patients who do not have a medical cannabis card but have a “recommendation letter” from their medical provider may purchase medical cannabis until December 31, […]

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Pre-registration Now Open for Medical Providers to Recommend Medical Cannabis

Pre-registration Now Open for Medical Providers to Recommend Medical Cannabis

(Salt Lake City, UT) – The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) today began pre-registration of medical providers for the state medical cannabis program. Registration as a qualified medical provider enables a medical provider to recommend medical cannabis cards for their patients. Patient cards will be available beginning next month, but it’s important for medical providers to begin the process now of becoming a qualified medical […]

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