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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UDOH Announces Recipients of Medical Cannabis Pharmacy Licenses

UDOH Announces Recipients of Medical Cannabis Pharmacy Licenses

  Note: This press release was published on January 3, 2020. For an updated list of proposed pharmacy locations, click here (updated 3/20/2020).   (Salt Lake City, UT) – The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) today announced the companies to which it intends to award 14 medical cannabis pharmacy licenses. The companies were selected from more than 130 applications submitted through a competitive bidding process. […]

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Pharmacy Request for Proposal Now Open

Pharmacy Request for Proposal Now Open

The medical cannabis pharmacy license application is now available and will remain open until December 2.   Applicants may visit the Utah Division of Purchasing’s vendor website to search for and view the application (search for RS20006). Applicants may need to create a vendor account to view the application requirements. Please direct all questions relating to the RFP to the Utah Division of Purchasing at […]

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Medical Cannabis and Vaping-Related Illness

Medical Cannabis and Vaping-Related Illness

In light of the recent outbreak of THC vaping-related lung illness, the Utah Department of Health has issued the following statement: Many people who vape THC do so to treat other medical conditions. Our advice to medical cannabis patients is to refrain from vaping THC products while this outbreak is outgoing. If there are other THC products that have been effective in treating your medical […]

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Medical Cannabis Pharmacy Meeting – October 1, 2019

Medical Cannabis Pharmacy Meeting – October 1, 2019

The Utah Cannabis Association has invited the Department of Health to a meeting of parties interested in applying for medical cannabis pharmacy licenses. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 1 at 6pm in the Main Salt Lake City Library in Meeting Rooms B and C, located downstairs. The purpose of the meeting is for the Department of Health to obtain input from the medical cannabis industry regarding the department’s plans for […]

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Updates to the Utah Medical Cannabis Act

Updates to the Utah Medical Cannabis Act

On September 16, 2019, the Utah Senate passed SB1002 – Utah Medical Cannabis Amendments, which made several key changes to the Utah Medical Cannabis Act. A summary of the changes is provided below (please refer to SB1002 for complete details).   Medical Cannabis Pharmacies The state central fill pharmacy model has been removed The number of available medical cannabis pharmacy licenses has increased from seven […]

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