Do I qualify for a medical cannabis card?
Medical cannabis, also called medical marijuana, is use of the cannabis plant to treat a disease or condition. Medicinal properties of the cannabis plant mainly come from two chemical compounds: delta-9-tetrahydrocannainol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the main psychoactive component in cannabis that gives users a “high,” it also stimulates appetite and reduces nausea. CBD is not psychoactive, has been shown to control seizures in some patients, and may have additional medicinal properties.
State-Approved Qualifying Medical Conditions Qualifying medical conditions stated under the Utah Medical Cannabis Act in Utah Health Code 26-61-104 include:
● Alzheimer’s Disease
● Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
● Persistent Nausea that is not significantly responsive to traditional treatment, except for nausea related to pregnancy, cannabis-induced cyclical vomiting syndrome, or cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome
● Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis
● Epilepsy or Debilitating Seizures
● Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or Persistent and Debilitating Muscle Spasms
● Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
● Terminal Illness
● Hospice Care
● A Rare Condition or Disease
● Pain that is lasting longer than two weeks that is not adequately managed
● A Compassionate Use Board Approved Condition