Cannabis can provide relief for a number of conditions, from seizure disorders to PTSD. Now that medical marijuana in Salt Lake City is legal, you may be wondering if this treatment is right for you. At Mount Olympus Healthcare, our team frequently consults with patients who are curious about the benefits of cannabis.
It’s important to know that legislation regarding medical marijuana is still in the works, so the laws are quickly changing. Here’s what you need to know about the current conditions that may qualify you for medical cannabis in Salt Lake City.
Qualifying conditions to use medical marijuana in Salt Lake City
According to the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, people with the following medical conditions can obtain a medical marijuana card:
- HIV or AIDS.
- Alzheimer’s disease.
- Cancer, and any terminal illness that has a life expectancy of 6 months or less.
- Any condition resulting in the patient receiving hospice care.
- Any rare condition (affecting less than 200,000 people in the U.S.) that is recognized by modern medicine and cannot be managed using conventional methods.
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
- Wasting syndrome, also known as cachexia.
- Recurrent nausea that has not responded to traditional treatment. (Certain types of nausea may be excluded, such as pregnancy-induced nausea or nausea caused by CBD hyperemesis syndrome).
- Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
- Multiple sclerosis or similar conditions causing debilitating muscle spasms.
- PTSD that has been verified by a doctor or mental healthcare professional.
- Intractable pain that has lasted longer than two weeks, and cannot be adequately managed.
What happens if you don’t have a qualifying medical condition?
Since the laws concerning medical marijuana in Salt Lake City are quite new, lawmakers are still in the process of determining which medical conditions qualify. If you don’t have any of the above qualifying conditions, you might be wondering what your options are.
The good news is this: you still might qualify for a Utah MMJ card, even if your condition hasn’t been included on the approved list yet. You just have to submit a Petition for Compassionate Use to the Compassionate Use Board.
Here’s how to get started:
Meet with a QMP to learn about getting approved for medical marijuana in Salt Lake City
Are you interested in learning if cannabis can improve your quality of life, and treat a debilitating condition that you’re suffering from? The first step is to meet with a qualified medical provider who can review your complaints, and then provide you with an official recommendation for an MMJ card.
At Mount Olympus Healthcare, we are proud to be the only internal medicine practice in Utah that is authorized to recommend medical cannabis. Contact us today to set up an appointment.