What is Medical Cannabis in Utah?

Medical cannabis in Utah is a form of medical treatment that uses marijuana to treat certain medical conditions. It has been approved by the state legislature and is available through licensed dispensaries. The use of medical cannabis in Utah is regulated by the Department of Health and requires patients to obtain a valid medical card from their physician before they can purchase any products containing marijuana.


What are the Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis Use in Utah?

In order to qualify for medical cannabis use in Utah, a patient must have one or more of the following qualifying conditions: cancer, HIV/AIDS, cachexia (wasting syndrome), multiple sclerosis, intractable pain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), autism, glaucoma, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Parkinson’s disease.


What Strains are Available for Medical Cannabis Use in Utah?

The strains available for medical cannabis use in Utah vary depending on the dispensary and the specific condition being treated. Speak with your dispensary pharmacist to talk about the strains they have available and potency of each strain. Marijuana is a plant and can change slightly from season to season. Make sure you know what you are getting and what other factors like terpenoids are available. 


How Should I Take Medical Cannabis?

Medical cannabis can be taken in several different ways depending on your needs and preferences. The most common methods are smoking or vaping dried flower buds; consuming edibles such as gummies or chocolates; using tinctures or oils sublingually (under the tongue); using topical creams or ointments applied directly to skin; or taking capsules orally.


What Dosage Should I Take?

The dosage of medical cannabis you should take depends on your individual needs and tolerance level as well as the type of product you are using. It is important to start with a low dose and gradually increase it until you find an effective dose that works for you without causing any unwanted side effects. Your doctor can help you determine what dosage is best for you based on your individual health needs and goals.