State: Utah

MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUS

– Legal since 2018

Qualifying Conditions

  • Autism
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Cancer
  • Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis or similar gastrointestinal disorder
  • HIV/AIDS or cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Epilepsy or a similar condition that causes chronic seizures
  • Lou Gehrig's disease
  • Multiple sclerosis or a similar condition that causes chronic spasms
  • Nausea
  • PTSD
  • Any chronic or debilitating pain condition if a patient is allergic to or may become medically dependent upon opioids
  • Any rare condition that effects fewer than 200,000 persons in the United States as defined by Section 526 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

Patient Possession Limits

No more than two ounces of cannabis may be purchased from a dispensary during any 14-day period

Home Cultivation

Yes, a patient may grow up to six plants within "an enclosed, locked space" if no licensed dispensary is operating within 100 miles of his/her primary residence

Caregiver Information

Yes. Caregivers must be registered with the Department of Health.

Reciprocity

N/A

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA STATUS

: NOT LEGALIZED

HEMP LAW

– Legal since 2014 House Bill 105 permits the state Department of Agriculture to grow industrial hemp for the purpose of agricultural or academic research. The new law takes effect on July 1, 2014. The pilot program is in accordance with Section 7606 of the United States Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka the Farm Bill), which authorizes institutions of higher education and state departments of agriculture to conduct industrial hemp research absent federal reclassification of the plant. Under the program, the Department may engage in the cultivation of cannabis containing no more than three-tenths of one percent THC for research purposes, including the study of whether extracts from the plant may be used as viable therapeutic agents. Separate provisions in the measure also seek to exempt qualified patients with intractable epilepsy from state prosecution if they possession extracted oils containing 15 percent or more of the nonpsychoactive cannabinoid cannabidiol. The measure provides no immediate source for the extracts, which are presently available in a handful of legal medical cannabis states, such as Colorado and California.

Source: http://norml.org/states/ut

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