Benefits of Medical Cannabis

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Utah Medical Cannabis Act

 

 

Medicinal Cannabis Qualifying Conditions

Medical Cannabis in Utah is legal with a medical Cannabis Card issued by the state and verified by a Qualified Medical Provider (QMP). Qualifying conditions under the Utah Medical Cannabis Act are listed below:

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Cachexia
Crohn’s Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Rare Disease

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Cancer
Epilepsy
Persistent Nausea


Utah's Medical Cannabis Act allows for persistent nausea that is not significantly responsive to traditional treatment, except for nausea related to:

  • pregnancy
  • cannabis-induced cyclical vomiting syndrome
  • cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome
Terminal Illness


A terminal Illness is defined as the patient’s life expectancy is less than six months

Autism
Chronic Pain

Pain lasting longer than two weeks that is not adequately managed, in the qualified medical provider’s opinion, despite treatment attempts using conventional medications other than opioids or opiates or physical interventions

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Hospice Care

PTSD

The Utah Medical Cannabis Act allows the condition post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that is being treated and monitored by a licensed health therapist (defined here), and that:

  • has been diagnosed by a healthcare provider by the Veterans Administration and documented in the patient’s record; or
  • has been diagnosed or confirmed by evaluation from a psychiatrist, masters prepared psychologist, a masters prepared licensed clinical social worker, or a psychiatric APRN
Temporary Pain


Temporary cards are available for pain expected after surgery or medical  procedures in which pain and recovery is  lasting 2 weeks or less. 

UPC Has Been Working Hard For Cannabis Rights!

  • Passed Ballot Initiative
  • Worked with lawmakers during the compromise to keep what patients need.
  • Worked to approve LMP (Limited Medical Provider)
  • Lobbied and passed Aerosols,
  • Passed sugar covering on edibles.
  • Conditional cards for terminal patients to shop immediately while the med card is processed.
  • Firefighters can use cannabis 12 hours before a shift.
  • Caregivers only have to have one background check.
  • Acute pain cards allows a patient to get a card for 20 days for surgical or procedure pain longer than 2 weeks.
  • HIPPA compliant associates can access the EVS, speeding up wait time.

 

Supporting Medical Research

Medical Psilocybin Publications and Resources

 

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Psychedelics Research and Psilocybin Therapy

ACS

Psilocybin Therapeutic Research: The Present and Future Paradigm

The Mental Health Clinician

Clinical potential of psilocybin as a treatment for mental health conditions

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