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How to obtain a medical marijuana card in Salt Lake City, Utah
May 19, 2020 at 4:00 AM
by Mount Olympus Healthcare
After multiple spinal cord injuries and surgeries, cannabis helps Katie to live a full life and not be trapped by her pain. She grows (legally) and supports the cannabis community actively and always with a smile.

In Utah, it’s officially legal for qualified medical providers to provide medical marijuana cards. This begs the question: do you qualify for this type of treatment? If you do, would this newly legalized treatment be to your benefit?

At Mount Olympus Healthcare, we’re dedicated to demystifying the medical marijuana approval process for patients like you in the Salt Lake City area. You don’t have to settle for less. Your health is your priority—it should be your healthcare provider’s priority, too.

Medical marijuana can treat a variety of diagnoses. These range from HIV to epilepsy to autism. The full list of fifteen qualifying conditions is available online at medicalcannabis.utah.gov (and on our website). In short, the list includes:

· HIV or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)

· Alzheimer’s disease

· Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

· Cancer

· Cachexia

· Persistent nausea

· Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis

· Epilepsy or debilitating seizures

· Multiple sclerosis or debilitating muscle spasms

· Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

· Autism

· Chronic pain

· Terminal illness

· Rare, traditionally unmanageable conditions

The specific regulations for each diagnosis, however, can be overwhelming for a new patient doing independent research. That’s why Mount Olympus Healthcare is committed to helping patients like you get the treatment you need.

At your average doctor’s office, a high number of daily appointments reduces the attention available for your specific needs. Mount Olympus Healthcare’s own Dr. Danny Wightman, on the other hand, is dedicated to one-on-one, in-depth consultations with his patients. Put simply, there are no bad questions or silly concerns. We commit the time and resources necessary for determining whether medical marijuana is a good option for your needs.

If you’re wondering how complicated approval for a medical marijuana card could really be, the answer is—very. One example of the complex regulations surrounding medical marijuana in Salt Lake City (and the surrounding areas) is the specifics surrounding chronic pain or PTSD.

According to Utah’s state government, a patient’s PTSD must have been treated/monitored by a mental health therapist, diagnosed by a health care or mental health provider, documented in the patient’s record, and confirmed by a qualified professional.

Similarly, a patient’s chronic pain must have lasted longer than two weeks, according to a qualified medical provider; and other treatments, such as opioids, should have already been attempted before considering medical marijuana.

Detailed requirements like this surround many of the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. Thankfully. Dr. Wightman can cut through the jargon and clearly determine if you qualify—and if medical marijuana is likely to benefit you.

Additionally, Mount Olympus Healthcare’s services don't start and end with medical marijuana for men and women. We offer multiple men's health services. Whether you’re facing erectile dysfunction, male pattern baldness, or obesity, we cultivate a no-judgment zone no matter what brought you to our office. Bring your tough questions, real concerns, and genuine needs.

At Mount Olympus Healthcare, we don’t only provide medical marijuana—we provide the best medical care possible, no matter who you are or what brought you to our office. Book an appointment on our website today!