How to Get a

Medical Cannabis Card

For patients 21 and over

1. Locate a qualified medical provider

2. Meet your QMP

Make an appointment and meet with your QMP

3. apply card online

Apply for your card online at and notify your QMP your application is awaiting their certification

4. Approves your rec

QMP approves your recommendation

5. pay fees

Return to your application and pay
application fee $15

6. UDOH reviews

UDOH reviews and approves your application

7. Receive and review your card

Receive your medical cannabis card via email
and review it

8. Purchase Medication, enjoy 🙂

Get started at

Find a Qualified Medical Provider (QMP)

Apply for your Medical Cannabis Card

What it means when you only have a letter

With a recommendation letter from a medical provider, a patient can only purchase medical cannabis from one medical cannabis pharmacy and only until December 31, 2020. In contrast, a medical cannabis card allows a patient to purchase medical cannabis from any medical cannabis pharmacy in Utah even after December 31, 2020 if the patient renews their card. Recommendation letters are not registered with the department while medical cannabis cards are. ​

How to make sure you get your card and not just a letter

A recommendation letter can come from a medical professional who is a Utah-licensed medical doctor (MD), osteopathic physician (DO), advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), or physician assistant (PA) that confirms that you have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition. Individuals may apply for a medical cannabis card at The application process is summarized here. Medical cannabis cards cannot be obtained from a medical cannabis pharmacy, medical clinic, or from any entity other than the Utah Department of Health. A list of QMP’s that are qualified to prescribe a Utah medical cannabis card can be found at: