Program Information for Patients

PROGRAM DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2020

Most elements of the medical cannabis program, including the issuance of medical cannabis patient cards and the licensing of medical cannabis pharmacies, must be operational by March 1, 2020.

Prior to January 2021, patients are not guilty of use or possession of medical cannabis if at the time of arrest: the individual had been diagnosed with a qualifying condition and had a pre-existing provider-patient relationship with a Utah-licensed APRN, physician, or a physician assistant who believed that the individual’s illness could benefit from the use in question; and o the cannabis was in a medicinal dosage form and a legal quantity (58-37-3.7).

Compliance with the Utah Medical Cannabis Act may not protect patients from liability for violations under federal law or the laws of other states.

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