Caregivers

Do you have a letter from your provider? Click here to learn more about how you may qualify to purchase medical cannabis in Utah until December 31, 2020.


MEDICAL CANNABIS CARD APPLICATION PROCESS

UDOH is now accepting applications for medical cannabis caregiver cards online. The following outline describes the card application process:

1. Current medical cannabis patient designates caregiver online

Before a caregiver begins the process to apply for a medial cannabis caregiver card, a patient may add the caregiver’s information to the electronic verification system (EVS). See page 24 of the EVS Patient Application User Guide for instructions.

2. Review the EVS user guide and apply online for a medical cannabis card

Whether or not a caregiver is pre-designated by the patient, the caregiver must create an account in the EVS and begin the medical cannabis card application.

All caregivers must first have a Utah ID in order to access the EVS. A Utah ID account can be made by going to id.utah.gov. For Utah ID creation instructions, click here.

The EVS Caregiver Application User Guide can be found here.

3. Pay medical cannabis card application fee online

The caregiver pays their medical cannabis card application fee online in the EVS.

Medical cannabis card fees:

  • Caregiver Card (primary patient initial): $66.25
  • Caregiver Card (secondary patient initial) $15
  • Caregiver Card (first renewal): No charge
  • Caregiver Card (primary patient subsequent renewals): $14
  • Caregiver Card (secondary patient subsequent renewals): $5

4. Caregiver completes background check forms

After payment, the Department of Health will contact caregivers using the email submitted they have submitted in the EVS to begin the background check process.

Please note that all applications will be complete and enter “awaiting state review” status after a caregiver has returned the background check forms to the Department of Health.

Please contact us with questions about the background check process.

5. UDOH reviews medical cannabis card application 

The UDOH will review the caregiver’s medical cannabis card application and confirm whether all requirements have been met. The application review process will be completed 15 days or less from the date the caregiver’s background check has cleared.

6. Receive medical cannabis card

If all requirements have been met, the UDOH will issue the medical cannabis caregiver card. The caregiver will receive their card via email. The caregiver can then save the card on their smartphone or print them out.

7. Purchase medical cannabis from a medical cannabis pharmacy

Once a medical cannabis card is issued by the UDOH, a caregiver is ready to purchase product from a medical cannabis pharmacy. To purchase medical cannabis, a caregiver must bring their medical cannabis card and a valid form of photo identification, such as a driver’s license, with them to the pharmacy.

A list of Utah’s 14 medical cannabis pharmacies is posted here. Please note that there may be only one or two pharmacies open in March 2020. At least 8 pharmacies plan to open by June 30, 2020 and an additional 6 plan to open on or after July 1, 2020.