The legislature passed several bills with implications for the state's medical cannabis program. HB425 made several changes on its own. We haven't yet seen any articles summarzing the final changes, but this one is probably the one with the biggest immediate implications:

"Medical cannabis is now more accessible to Utahns.

Starting Wednesday, qualifying patients will be able to get medical cannabis with cards from the Utah Department of Health and/or recommendation letters from medical providers.

Those with letters will be able to purchase medical cannabis until Dec. 31.

'A patient who purchases medical cannabis using a recommendation letter must purchase all of their medical cannabis from the same pharmacy until they obtain a medical cannabis card from the Utah Department of Health,' Richard Oborn, director of the Center for Medical Cannabis, stated in a press release."

More in the article, but questions that come to mind such as whether those using letters will be entered into the state's new medical cannabis patient and purchase tracking system aren't answered here, and some of the details will be decided by state program admins rather than codified exactly into the statute, so we're watching for more clarification.

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If you have a letter from a medical provider, you can buy cannabis in Utah

Medical cannabis is now more accessible to Utahns. Starting Wednesday, qualifying patients will be able to getmedical cannabis with cards from the Utah Department of Health and/or recommendation letters from medical providers. Those with letters will be able to purchase medical cannabis until Dec. 3…


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