Guardians with Minor Patients
Patients under the age of 18 must have a designated guardian. Guardian and provisional patient cards (minor cards) will be available beginning in March 2020.
Guardians must complete a background check as part of the registration process.
GUARDIAN AND MINOR POSSESSION OF MEDICAL CANNABIS PRIOR TO 2021
Prior to January 2021, under Utah law, patients meeting certain criteria outlined in the Medical Cannabis Act may legally possess medical cannabis without a medical cannabis card. Compliance with the Utah Medical Cannabis Act may not protect patients from liability for violations of federal law or the laws of other states. Questions regarding this provision of the law are best answered by an attorney who can provide legal counsel specific to an individual’s situation.
Patients under the age of 18 are considered ‘provisional patients’ and must have designated guardians. Beginning in March 2020, all provisional patients will be required to petition the Compassionate Use Board. Please visit our FAQ to learn more.