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A Guide to Utah Marijuana Laws

Residents of Utah and visitors who intend to use cannabis while there should familiarize themselves with Utah Marijuana laws. Many Utahns are still unaware that Medical Cannabis is legal in Utah, and of those people who are aware, even fewer of them know exactly what is and isn't legal. At utahmarijuana.org, we work hard to keep you informed, safe, and legal. For the most recent updates to Utah Medical Cannabis law, check out this article where we break it all down. If podcasts are more your thing, listen to this interview with the Director of the Center for Medical Cannabis, Rich Oborn, as he explains the new changes and some of the reasoning behind them.

Brief History of Utah Marijuana Laws

Though recreational use of marijuana remains illegal throughout Utah, no- or low-THC CBD oil is now legal for all, and the medicinal use of marijuana recently became legal for certain conditions.

  • 1915: All forms of marijuana banned in Utah
  • 2014: Legalization of possession and use of low-THC CBD oil, only for registered patients with intractable epilepsy and a physician’s recommendation
  • October 2017: Poll shows 75% of Utah voters support a ballot initiative to legalize Medical Marijuana
  • February 2018: Terminally ill patients granted the “right to try” and grow Medical Marijuana plants
  • November 2018: Voters passed Proposition 2, the Utah Medical Cannabis Act. This is seen as the starting point for Utah marijuana laws today.
  • December 2018: Legislature passed HB3001, amending the Utah Medical Cannabis Act with more restrictive provisions; low-THC CBD oil legal for all
  • March 26, 2019: Governor Gary Herbert signs S.B. 161, "Medical Cannabis Act Amendments." The bill makes a number of small changes in the program, temporarily allowing any physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant to recommend Medical Cannabis without needing a Qualified Medical Provider permit. The bill also requires Senate confirmation of Compassionate Use Board members, requires Medical Cannabis to be tested at an inspection facility before it can be sold to a processing company. Furthermore, it prohibits courts from discriminating against Medical Cannabis patients involved in custody cases.
  • July 19, 2019: The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food announces the eight companies awarded Medical Cannabis cultivation licenses: Dragonfly Greenhouse, Harvest of Utah, Oakbridge Greenhouses, Standard Wellness Utah, True North of Utah, Tryke Companies Utah, Wholesome Ag., and Zion Cultivars.
  • September 2019: Governor Herbert signs S.B. 1002, "Medical Cannabis Amendments." Among other tweaks to Utah's Medical Cannabis Act, the bill scraps the plans for a state-centralized cannabis delivery system. It also increases the number of cannabis pharmacies allowed in Utah from 12 to 14. The bill made a number of emergency fixes to help Utah's Medical Cannabis program launch by its March 2020 deadline.
  • February 28, 2020: Governor Herbert signs S.B. 121, “Medical Cannabis Amendments.” The bill removes the state's requirement for "blister" packaging of raw cannabis flower. It also changes the law so drivers will not be punished for having inactive cannabis metabolites in their bodies. Physicians and certified specialists can now recommend cannabis for more patients. Patients with prior cannabis convictions can have those convictions expunged from their records, under certain circumstances.
  • March 2, 2020: Utah's first Medical Cannabis pharmacy, Dragonfly Wellness, opens for business in Salt Lake City. Medical Cannabis sales officially begin in the Beehive State.
  • March 24, 2020:  Governor Herbert signs HB 425, “Medical Cannabis Modifications," delaying until the end of 2020 the requirement that patients obtain a Medical Cannabis Card from the Utah Department of Health. Patients can continue using recommendations in the form of a doctor's letter.
  • May 1, 2020: Perfect Earth Modern Apothecary opens for business in South Ogden.
  • May 2020: The three open Medical Marijuana dispensaries (or pharmacies) are permitted to dispense through drive-thru windows and home delivery.
  • Mid-August 2020:  More than 8,200 patients registered in the program
  • September 2020: Some Utah cannabis pharmacies begin offering alternatives to cash-only transactions. The "Hypur" system allows patients to use a smartphone app to pay for their Medical Cannabis. The number of Medical Cannabis patients in Utah tops 10,000.
  • August 31, 2020: Deseret Wellness opens for business in Provo.
  • January 2021: WholesomeCo begins Utah's first Medical Cannabis deliveries in Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, Weber, Cache, Summit, and Wasatch counties.
  • January 1, 2021: "Affirmative defense" letters doctors are no longer accepted as Medical Cannabis documentation. From here on, Medical Cannabis patients must get cards from the Utah Department of Health.
  • March 17, 2021: Gov. Spencer Cox signs S.B. 192, "Medical Cannabis Act Amendments." Among the changes: Possession of out-of-state Medical Cannabis for patients extended through June. Utah Department of Health directed to issue a 15th Medical Cannabis pharmacy license. All Medical Cannabis transactions must be reviewed by a Pharmacy Medical Provider. Medical Cannabis cardholders are prohibited from altering or removing product processor's labels from Medical Cannabis containers. Qualified Medical Providers are given the option to submit treatment and medication history to the state's Electronic Verification System, if the QMP feels the information is relevant.  Gov. Cox also signs S.B. 170, "Consumer Protection for Cannabis Patients." Podiatrists can now become Qualified Medical Providers. QMPs who are physician assistants no longer require supervision from a physician who is also a QMP.
  • April 2021: Medical Cannabis processors in Utah are no longer allowed to make cannabis products with sugar coatings.
  • June 1, 2021: Bloom Medicinals, southern Utah's first Medical Cannabis pharmacy, opens for business in Cedar City.
  • July 2021: Out-of-state cannabis purchases no longer permissible for Utah Medical Cannabis patients. All Medical Cannabis purchases must be made at state-licensed pharmacies. The Utah Department of Health clarifies that a potential Medical Cannabis patient's first visit with a Qualified Medical Provider must be in-person. Renewal visits via telemedicine systems are permitted. Non-Utah residents can apply for temporary Medical Cannabis cards via the state's Electronic Verification System.
  • August 2021: More than 35,000 patients registered.
  • October 2021: More than 37,000 patients registered.
  • November 18, 2021: Utah Department of Health reports approximately 40,000 patients are registered in the program. UDOH also announces Dragonfly Wellness has been awarded a license to open Utah's 15th Medical Cannabis pharmacy. The pharmacy, to be built in Price, will be the first Medical Cannabis pharmacy in southeastern Utah.
  • January 3, 2022: Utah's Medical Cannabis cards are now issued with expiration dates of six months instead of three months. The cost for a six-month renewal remains $15

Covered Conditions for Medical Marijuana in Utah

  •  HIV or AIDS
  •  Alzheimer's disease
  •  Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  •  Cancer
  •  Cachexia
  •  Persistent nausea that is not significantly responsive to traditional treatment
  •  Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
  •  Epilepsy or debilitating seizures
  •  Multiple sclerosis or persistent and debilitating muscle spasms
  •  Post-traumatic stress disorder currently being treated and monitored by a licensed mental health therapist
  •  Autism
  •  A terminal illness when the patient's remaining life expectancy is less than six months
  •  A condition resulting in the individual receiving hospice care
  •  A rare condition or disease that affects less than 200,000 individuals in the United States and is not adequately managed despite treatment attempts
  •  Pain lasting longer than two weeks that is not adequately managed
  •  A condition that the Compassionate Use Board approves on an individual, case-by-case basis

Possession Limits

Under Utah Marijuana laws, patients can possess:

  •  A one-month supply based on the dosage amount specified by their doctor or state-licensed pharmacist at a Medical Cannabis pharmacy; or
  •  Four ounces of flower or 20 grams THC.

Patients cannot cultivate their own Medical Cannabis. 

Allowable Forms and Ingestion Methods in Utah

Smoking of cannabis is prohibited, as are edible products, such as candies, cookies, and brownies. Medical Marijuana can be vaped.

The following forms of Medical Marijuana are permitted and available from dispensaries in Utah:

  •  Tablet
  •  Capsule
  •  Concentrated oil
  •  Liquid suspension
  •  Transdermal preparation
  •  Gelatinous cube
  •  Flower in an opaque, tamper-evident, and tamper-resistant container that contains a quantity that varies no more than 10% from the stated weight at the time of packaging
  •  Wax or resin

Permitted Prescribers of Medical Marijuana in Utah

Only those medical providers registered with the Utah Department of Health to recommend Medical Cannabis can issue recommendations for Medical Cannabis. To be deemed qualified by the department under Utah marijuana laws, a health care provider must:

  •  Be licensed in Utah
  •  Be a medical doctor, osteopathic physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant
  •  Complete appropriate continuing medical education courses
  •  Have authority to prescribe Schedule II drugs
  •  Pay a fee of $300

Process for Legally Obtaining Medical Marijuana

Patients must follow these steps to obtain a Medical Cannabis Card: 

  1. The patient must be a Utah resident with at least one qualifying condition (see above).
  2. The patient must meet in-person with a qualified medical professional (see above).
  3. The medical provider then certifies the patient's eligibility for a Medical Cannabis Card online.
  4. Patient pays a $15 application fee.
  5. The Utah Department of Health will approve or deny the application within 15 days.
  6. When approved, the patient can use the card to purchase at any of the authorized Medical Marijuana pharmacies in Utah.
  7. The initial card expires in six months. The patient and provider must renew online in order for the patient to continue in the Medical Cannabis program. Subsequent renewals will be valid for six months or a year.

Penalties for Violating Utah Marijuana Laws

Possession of any amount of marijuana is a misdemeanor at a minimum unless the possessor is a Medical Marijuana patient. Any sale of marijuana outside of one of the authorized Medical Marijuana dispensaries/pharmacies is a felony.

*updated regularly for accuracy*

By UtahMarijuana.org
Published June 4, 2020
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David Groen
David Groen
2 years ago

"Four oz of flower" is permitted each 28 day period, but "Smoking of cannabis is prohibited." How can the cannabis flower properties be consumed if the flower cannot be smoked?

Courtney Watson
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  David Groen

Combustion is what is illegal. Flower can be vaped using a dry herb vaporizer, but not lit in the traditional sense. The reason for this being mainly that there is no medical benefit to heat your cannabis that high. You are actually burning off a lot of the good stuff that way!

Markus Reed
Markus Reed
1 year ago

Is it illegal to have your pen or gummies with you if you are flying to another state?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Markus Reed

Hey Markus, thanks for this question. Because cannabis is federally illegal (no nationwide program), anytime you cross state lines with a cannabis product on you, you run the risk of being charged.

crystal
crystal
1 year ago
Reply to  Markus Reed

In oklahoma we dont really care lol

Courtlyn Skellenger
Courtlyn Skellenger
1 year ago
Reply to  crystal

Can I buy flower and make edibles at home? Edibles is listed as illegal however they are sold at the dispensaries.

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago

Hey there, great question! Edibles are available at the dispensaries in the form of gummies only. Cookies, brownies, etc. are not sold legally in Utah. However, in the privacy of your own home, consuming your medicine in the way you prefer is your prerogative. Do not sell them, share them, or consume them in public and you should be fine. That being said, if you live in an apartment complex or somewhere where you do not own the land, you may be subject to other rules and regulations. For legal advice, we recommend speaking with a lawyer!

Saige
Saige
1 year ago
Reply to  David Groen

I asked the people at one of the dispensaries in Utah how they ingested it and they said “the old fashioned way” so I don’t think it’s a problem

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Saige

Hey there! This isn't entirely true. While, yes, a lot of people in the state choose to use their cannabis the way they always have been, it is illegal to smoke the old fashioned way in Utah. All flower must be vaped to stay in accordance with the law. You run the risk of being fined or losing your medical card if caught, so just be careful!

Lacie
Lacie
2 years ago

Can you smoke in your house if you rent in Utah?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Lacie

If you do not own your home, this matter is entirely up to your landlord. Keep in mind that "smoking" with use of a flame to light your medicine is not legal in Utah, regardless of where you are. Your card will not protect you legally if you were to be caught breaking this law. Better safe than sorry on this one!

Jt
Jt
1 year ago

Even if you own your home, parts like smoking may be affected by HOA regulations.

Melanie
Melanie
1 year ago

Where can I vape at, besides my home, a friends house ? Anywhere outdoor’s ?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Melanie

Technically, the laws for vaping outdoors pretty directly correlate to the laws around drinking in public, which we know is not allowed. Best practice is to be wary of your surroundings and avoid vaping in public if at all possible.

shawn jensen
shawn jensen
1 year ago

I am planning on visiting the Delta area. I am a Current Medical Marijuana card holder in the Arizona Medical Marijuana program. Am I legal to bring the maximum amount allowed in Arizona (which is 2 ounces) to Utah for my vacation?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  shawn jensen

Hey Shawn, thanks for reaching out about this! This is actually a question we get a lot, and I'm happy to clear it up for you. What we are dealing with here is a federal offense. You are not able to cross state lines with cannabis, whether it was purchased legally or not. Furthermore, having it in your possession in Utah, where you would not hold a Medical Cannabis Card, would also be an offense. If you would like to talk more about this, feel free to give our office a call at 801-851-5554.

Phillip Mokate
Phillip Mokate
1 year ago

If I have a Medical Marijuana card. Am I not allowed to have my vape pen in my possession while driving. What happens if I get pulled over? Is my vape pen in my vehicle illegal? Is it a DUI or something else?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Phillip Mokate

Hi, Phillip! Great question. It's not an automatic DUI to have your cannabis in your possession while in your car. The way I describe it to patients is to think about transporting alcohol home from the store in your car. Sealed, tucked away, and not in reaching distance of the driver, and there's no problem. Now, if you were to get pulled over for something with your vape pen in your hand and it was clear you were under the influence, then yes, you could and likely would be charged with a DUI. It's always against the law to use cannabis and operate a vehicle. It is legal to be in your possession, however, if you are an active cardholder. We always recommend keeping the dispensary packaging with you as well as your card. That way, if you are pulled over and questioned, there is no doubt you are a legal Medical Cannabis patient with their state-approved medication on them. This will keep you extra safe in the early years of the program, where not all are informed on what is legal and what is not. (Yes, unfortunately, I do mean law enforcement officers.)

Shelly
Shelly
1 year ago

I want to open a bed and breakfast near a golf course.
Can I advertise that we are " legal vape 420 friendly"!
In process of doing what is legally required.

Shelly
Shelly
1 year ago
Reply to  Shelly

Re: bed and breakfast 420 vape legal vap friendly.
AD: I do own my home. TY

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Shelly

Hey there, this is a great idea! However, because we are not lawyers, I recommend getting official legal advice as this would affect your livelihood. We recommend J.D. Lauritzen, the Leafy Lawyer, here in Utah. You can find him at utcannabislaw.com. Best of luck!

robin
robin
1 year ago

I had a cop tell me that my medical marihuana letter was no good it says it's good until the end of the year

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  robin

Unfortunately, many law enforcement officers do not quite understand the Medical Cannabis program here yet. If you were using your cannabis legally and have a certifying letter from a medical provider, yes it is good until the end of the year. Keep in mind that any illegal use — using a flame to light your medicine, driving a car under the influence, illegal purchase of cannabis products, etc. — your letter will likely not protect you completely. We are not lawyers here, keep in mind, so this should not be taken as legal advice. If you need more information, I recommend reaching out to J.D. Lauritzen, a cannabis-specific lawyer here in Utah.

Cap South
Cap South
1 year ago

Just curious if government has plans to relax more on these strict rules? Anything on the horizon, or is this as good as it gets for years to come? I am very fortunate to live in OR with chronic severe pain from fibromyalgia. I never smoke; I grind flower to pill form, but Utah doesn’t seem even close to granting such freedom to those merely seeking relief from a God made plant with tremendous benefits for chronic sufferers. I’ll bet opioids are legal in Utah? No thanks. Green is best for me. Forced to live in Oregon.

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Cap South

Because the program in Utah is so new, it's very likely to go up from here! We've had Medical Cannabis for less than one year, and a lot of the kinks are being ironed out at this point. We can only hope for more relaxed laws to help Utah patients find a way to use Medical Cannabis to treat their conditions effectively.

Daniel Cane
Daniel Cane
1 year ago

Hello,

I am planning on Moving to Provo from Northern California and want to know when/if the state/church will have Recreational Marijuana on the horizon?
It seems to me the Church calls the shots here and I know we have laws in place for separation of Church and state? But Utah seems like they let the Church call all the shots.

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Daniel Cane

Hey there, Daniel! Because the Medical Cannabis program in Utah is so new (est. March 2020) there hasn't been much talk of a recreational program to roll out just yet. It's very likely that we will get there one day, especially with so many surrounding states going that way, but for now, the state of Utah hasn't announced any plans to make the switch to recreational marijuana. When you do arrive in Utah, be sure to check out utahmarijuana.org/conditions to see if you qualify for a card under the current medical program regulations. Recreational may be a ways out, but medical options might be available to you now!

lauren
lauren
1 year ago

How do the laws work with having a medical cannabis card in Utah, but working at a place that has random drug tests?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  lauren

Hi, Lauren,
Based on updates to the Utah Medical Marijuana Act in 2019, there are limited protections for state and local government employees that make Medical Marijuana use the same as an opioid or other prescription medication. This protects those employees from being fired but does not protect them if they come to work high or perform poorly at the job because of their marijuana use.

Private employers can still discipline or fire someone for using Medical Marijuana if they have such a policy.

Mallorie
Mallorie
1 year ago

Can I legally bake edibles at home? It's much cheaper to buy flower and then make the edibles myself rather than buying them in that form.

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Mallorie

Hey there, Mallorie. This is a tricky question because you can’t legally purchase edibles in the pharmacies/dispensaries. On the other hand, it’s a great way to get strain-specific relief without inhaling! And we have a lot of patients who make their own product from raw cannabis flower. Whatever you decide, be sure not to travel with those products and keep them out of children’s hands.

Mallorie charlton
Mallorie charlton
1 year ago

Can I legally bake edibles at home? It's much cheaper to buy flower and then make the edibles myself rather than buying them in that form.

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago

Hey there, Mallorie. This is a tricky question because you can’t legally purchase edibles in the pharmacies/dispensaries. On the other hand, it’s a great way to get strain-specific relief without inhaling! And we have a lot of patients who make their own product from raw cannabis flower. Whatever you decide, be sure not to travel with those products and keep them out of children’s hands.

Adam
Adam
1 year ago

"Smoking of cannabis is not permitted. Edible products such as candies and baked goods are also prohibited."

potguide.com/utah/marijuana-laws/

Wanda
Wanda
1 year ago

Hi so I wanna look for another job. How do I go about it since I have a medical marijuana card? What if they require a drug test?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Wanda

Hey Wanda. The best way to go about this would be simply looking into drug and alcohol policies of the companies you are applying for. If your company has an explicit policy against cannabis use, that may not be a job for you. At least until some of these laws change! However, because you have your card, if you do run into a place that will test you, I recommend being honest about your use upfront and showing your card to back you up. It can only help in that specific situation. Good luck with your job search!

Jenny
Jenny
1 year ago

Can I still hunt? I heard we won’t be able to is that still true?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Jenny

Hey, Jenny! Great question! As it stands right now, there are no conflicts with having your Medical Card and hunting license at the same time.

John
John
1 year ago

Do Utah dispensaries accept medical marijuana cards from a different state?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  John

Great question, John! Unfortunately, Utah dispensaries do not accept out-of-state Medical Cards.

Julie
Julie
1 year ago

With the laws that state we in southern utah can no longer go to mesquite to get our products as of December 31 and there being no dispensaries going to open until March 2021 what do we do in the mean time?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Julie

Hey Julie. This is a very big pain point in Utah right now and we are very sympathetic to our friends in the South. Right now, until more dispensaries pop up in Southern Utah, the closest available option to you is in Provo. We know this is not ideal. The state has asked us all for patience during this transition period. Pretty soon, you'll have access to cannabis all the time! Until then, it may be worth your while to take a road trip to Provo and stock up a bit. We'll keep you posted on the open dates of the Southern Utah pharmacies the best that we can! There are also home delivery programs in the works that boast to deliver all the way to St. George! We'll keep you posted as soon as we know those have gone live.

Michelle
Michelle
1 year ago

How does the State track your purchase? Would they be tracking a in NV purchase if you just used your ID and NOT your medical card? What happens if you do purchase out of State bc you don't want to cross State lines with it in your car or you ran out and needed it?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Michelle

Hey there! If you're a cardholder in Utah, the state will keep track of each purchase you make with your card in Utah. They do not keep track of out of state purchases. Should you choose to visit a dispensary in Nevada, you'd be totally authorized to do so, however, bringing that product back into Utah is where we run into issues. It is illegal to cross state lines and as of 1/1/2021, all cannabis that a cardholder carries must have been purchased in Utah. If caught, it will be up to you to prove where it was purchased. I hope this helps!

Tyson
Tyson
1 year ago

For those of us who are Medical Marijuana patients, do open containers laws apply to any cannabis we may have in our vehicles? For example: Say I’m driving across state for a weekend vacation and I have open cannabis products (seal is broken) in my suitcase on my backseat. Can I be cited for an open container?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Tyson

Hey Tyson, great question. What you are asking is not explicitly written in the statute. However, to be safe, we recommend always keeping cannabis in original packaging and stowed away from you when traveling. It's not guaranteed you'll be cited without doing these things, but better to be safe than sorry in this legal grey area!

Kayla
Kayla
1 year ago

Hi I live in Salt Lake City. I am currently renting and we have new neighbors who are smoking very often. It’s so strong my whole apartment smells like I am smoking in my apartment. We were told it’s medical marijuana. My question is are they allowed to smoke in apartments? I thought utah law was 25 feet from any building? Hopefully you can help. Thank you!

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Kayla

Hey Kayla. This is a tricky situation. If they are cardholders, they are legally allowed to have it and consume it. Now, if it's becoming a problem for you, you do always have the option to bring it up to the landlord to see how they would like to handle it. Ultimately, it's up to the building owner rather than the tenants. While there aren't specific protections for cardholders to not be evicted for cannabis use, if they're using it correctly and lawfully, it's a landlord matter, not a police matter. I recommend chatting with your landlord if the smell bothers you. Keep in mind if these tenants are terminal patients, they do have the right to smoke within a building for emergent use.

Kayla
Kayla
1 year ago

Thank you for the information. Are they required to show proof to the apartments that they are card holders? Or can the apartments ask for proof? I ask this because they were having a party and I am thinking they were all smoking.

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Kayla

The apartments can ask for anything, but these patients have rights to not show you their medicine or proof that they can use it. They are protected just the same as people taking opioids are not required to show their landlords their prescriptions. I truly recommend leaving this up to the landlord. As a tenant and neighbor, they do not have to show you anything. The owner of the building will need to handle this matter, as it only really concerns them and the tenant in question. That being said, we are not lawyers and none of this should be taken as legal advice. Please have your landlord reach out to a legal representative for definitive answers on your neighbor's legal rights.

Braxton Orr
Braxton Orr
1 year ago

If i have a medical card can i use medical cannabis on parole?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Braxton Orr

Great question! We have heard from many of our patients that it was their parole officer who recommended they get a Medical Card. Of course, since it's your livelihood we're talking about here, I would have the conversation with your PO beforehand.

Scotty
Scotty
1 year ago
Reply to  Kayla

Mind your own business.

Malissa
Malissa
1 year ago

Is it legal to use a dab rig or straw for wax? Or how is wax used legally?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Malissa

Hey, Malissa! You can vape wax in Utah with a vaporizer. Combustion (lighting your cannabis with a flame) isn't legal in Utah. Additionally, wax is hard to come by in Utah right now, but we should have concentrates later this year for you to choose from!

Andrew
Andrew
1 year ago

So theoretically speaking, what would be the legal ramifications if a medical patient was “caught” or encountered by law enforcement (illegally) using their medical cannabis via prohibited combustion methods?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Andrew

While you are at risk for being charged to the full extent of the law if you choose to combust, I can't say for certain if you specifically will be tried, and to what extent. For a better, clearer answer to this, I suggest reaching out to a lawyer that specializes in cannabis-related cases. There are a few in the state — we recommend JD Lauritzen, The Leafy Lawyer. Best of luck!

Aundre
Aundre
1 year ago

So I was wondering when will I be able to purchase wax/resin here in Utah on a regular basis and will it possibly be soon? I was pulled over the other day I showed my license and let the police know i was a medical patient when asked qnd told them I had my puffco peak (approved device for concentrates), and a gram of wax/resin when asked. I purchased before the new year in Nevada . I got a possession of controlled substance for the wax which was labeled . Now another question I have is do i have a chance with this case , where should I go from here ?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Aundre

Hey there. As of January 1, all of the cannabis in your possession must have been purchased in Utah. Out of state purchases are no longer honored with an active medical card. Unfortunately, we are not lawyers and aren't able to offer legal advice, but if you're looking for one, we highly recommend J.D. Lauritzen, The Leafy Lawyer of Utah. He specializes in cannabis cases. Best of luck!

Tori
Tori
1 year ago

I know Utah is a no flame state but I'm wondering if the rigs for wax that heat themselves up are included in that?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Tori

There are rigs for wax that can heat themselves electronically without the use of a flame that are completely legal to use in Utah. They're typically called dab vaporizers.

Kaden
Kaden
1 year ago

I have a question I'm an operator for a union company and have a fractured back that I cannot do anything about at the time being my doctor advised me getting a medical card and get off opioids I'm affried my company will let me go if I make the switch is there any way around it ?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Kaden

Hey there, Kaden! Thanks for reaching out. While we have typically heard that union workers are not authorized to use cannabis, every company is a little different. I would recommend reaching out to your union rep or reading over your union contract to find specific information about your company's drug policy. Best of luck!

Todd
Todd
1 year ago

I've you get pulled over for a traffic violation, can a police officer see (when they run your driver's license) that you are a medical cannabis card holder?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Todd

Hey Todd, thanks for this question. As the law is currently written, no, cops are not able to see that you are a Medical Cannabis patient by simply running your drivers license.

Emily Barnes
Emily Barnes
1 year ago

If you get arrested for dui and they find thc in your system, will your medical marijuana card be revoked?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Emily Barnes

There isn't anything explicitly written in the law about this. We don't believe this is something that would happen, but keep in mind, we are not lawyers! If this is something you need to know for yourself or a friend, I recommend reaching out to one as well. Best of luck!

Kevin
Kevin
1 year ago

I have pretty severe agoraphobia and anxiety (my card is for chronic pain, however). Would my wife be able to accompany me at the dispensary for the initial appointment with the pharmacist/in the future to purchase products?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Kevin

Hey, Kevin! Great news! Assuming your wife is over the age of 21, she is able to enter with you as a visitor. All she needs to do is check-in with the front desk as a visitor and they'll let her accompany you. After you've been to your pharmacy of choice at least once, you have many other anxiety-friendly options available to you. You can order online for curbside pickup, drive-thru, or delivery, depending on the location you choose. Also, if you're interested, your wife is able to apply for a Caregiver Card and, if approved, she can go into the pharmacy and pick up your medicine without you needing to be present. Good luck!

Kelton
Kelton
1 year ago

Will violation of Marijuana use void your card?

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1 year ago
Reply to  Kelton

Hey there, Kelton. This is a great question, and I wish we could help! Because all cases are different, this question is best suited for a lawyer, which we are not. Especially if this is a situation you are currently in, you'll want to get official legal advice. We recommend J.D. Lauritzen, the Leafy Lawyer of Utah. Best of luck!

Anna
Anna
1 year ago

Hi! I just got my medical card a couple of months ago. My family and I are moving to a new house that just so happens to be right next to an elementary school. Can I get in trouble for vaping at my house or in my backyard?
Thanks in advance!

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1 year ago
Reply to  Anna

Hey, Anna — Good on you for checking on this to keep the kids safe! The law in Utah is no use of cannabis in or on the grounds of a school or childcare facility, or within 100 feet of them. It is also illegal to use cannabis products in the presence of someone younger than 18-years-old. Both of these laws are for non-emergent use. You are able to use in these places in the case of a life-threatening emergency. I hope this helps! Congrats on your new house!

Bec Butts
Bec Butts
1 year ago

Can I order product online from another state for delivery? Say from Alaska?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Bec Butts

Hey there! Because cannabis is not federally legal, it would not be legal to ship it across state lines in this way. There are lots of Medical Cannabis pharmacies in Utah for you to get your product from, however! Learn about them at utahmarijuana.org/dispensary.

Judith banuelos
1 year ago

I need it for what I have my disability,ptsd,terminal illness,alzheimers

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago

Hi there, Judith. All of the conditions you mentioned qualify you for Medical Cannabis. You're welcome to schedule online at utmmj.org/reserve or give us a call any time and we'll gladly help you feel better!

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

My spouse has a medical card and uses a vaporizer for the dry herb, which Utah permits and is much cheaper than edibles and other processed cannabis products. However, the vaporizer needs occasional replacement parts (filter screens, etc.). The local vape shop where we got the vaporizer is out of stock and having trouble getting more (from Canada). I tried ordering the screens online from several Canadian providers. They all said it's against Utah law for them to ship any vaporizer products, parts or accessories to Utah. Is it true that we have to buy all our vaporizer accessories from a licensed vape shop here in Utah? And will they have difficulties ordering from Canada as well? Or is it possible for Utah residents to buy online from other US states? I don't see the point of permitting vaping and then making it so hard to get the actual device and replacement parts.

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Hey there, Mike. I'm happy to help clear this up as best I can. It's SUPER unfortunate timing for Utah's Medical Cannabis Program to launch as the PACT Act is going into place. We're all struggling with this. There are a few people in our offices who have recently ordered vaporizers from the website planetofthevapes.com — give that a try? When in doubt, try a site that operates in the country. I've heard of many people who have had success that way. You can also check out utmmj.org/vape. Best of luck!

Pablo
Pablo
1 year ago

I am a medical card patient and am trying to get clarification on use of CBD flower. From what I can tell smoking (combustion) CBD flower is illegal but is using a vaporizer for CBD flower bought online legal? Also are there any limitations on use? For example, operation of a vehicle?

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1 year ago
Reply to  Pablo

Hey there! This is correct — in Utah, you are able to vape CBD and THC flower. It's combustion that Utah is against. There's also no law stating that you can't operate a vehicle after using CBD due to the lack of psychoactivity it usually provides, but please listen to your body in this case and never drive if you don't feel capable. Hope this helps!

Judith banuelos
1 year ago

I need it for what I have my disability

Judith banuelos
1 year ago

I need it for what I have my disability,ptsd,terminal illness,alzheimers

Susan
Susan
1 year ago

Is it ok to vape (have a Utah medical marijuana card ), while I’m in charge of my 11 year old (every other weekend), if I take the vape outside on the back porch while he sits in my apartment waiting for me. Or would that still be ‘in his presence’ with him in that close of proximity.? My ex has custodial custody. He objects to my vaping while my son is spending time w me even if I step outside to do the actual marijuana vaping. Ex spouse doesn’t feel like I should be under the influence while with my son. But I told him it was legal. Am I wrong ?

Susan
Susan
1 year ago

Is it ok to vape (have a Utah medical marijuana card ), while I’m in charge of my 11 year old (every other weekend), if I take the vape outside on the back porch while he sits in my apartment waiting for me. Or would that still be ‘in his presence’ with him in that close of proximity.? My ex has custodial custody. He objects to my vaping while my son is spending time w me even if I step outside to do the actual marijuana vaping. Ex spouse doesn’t feel like I should be under the influence while with my son. But I told him it was legal. Am I wrong ?

Morgan
Morgan
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan

Don’t do it in front of your kid. Go into the bathroom real quick and take a couple puffs.

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan

Hi Susan, this is a really good question and I'm happy that you're looking into it to keep your child safe! I'll refer you to a legal FAQ we have on our site here: https://utahmarijuana.org/faq/where-can-i-vape-or-ingest-medical-cannabis-products/. This states that it is illegal to consume cannabis in the presence of someone 18-years-old or younger unless a life-threatening emergency. We are not lawyers, remember, but our recommendation is to never consume near a minor. Being that your relationship with your child would be at stake here, we wholeheartedly recommend reaching out to a lawyer for official legal advice for this question.

Collin
Collin
1 year ago

Hello I have my medical marijuana card in Arizona and was wondering if I can use it in the state of Utah? I was also wondering if my Arizona medcard is legal in Utah?

Utah Marijuana.Org
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1 year ago
Reply to  Collin

Hey there! The state has worked out a reciprocity program for patients from other states. To qualify,you'll need to have a condition that is also a qualifying condition for cannabis in Utah (so glaucoma or anxiety will not work, but you can find a full list of Utah conditions at utahmarijuana.org/conditions) and you'll have to apply for a temporary card that'll be valid for 21 days out of the year. It's a bit of a complicated process, but we'd be happy to talk you through it if you'd like to give us a call! Or you can reach out to the Utah Medical Cannabis Department at 801.538.6504. Best of luck!

Erin
Erin
1 year ago

I have my card but I don't like smoking in my house, is it legal to smoke on my front porch?

Utah Marijuana.Org
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1 year ago
Reply to  Erin

Hi there, great question! This will come down to where your home is located and the way you are medicating. Friendly reminder that smoking cannabis in the traditional sense is not legal in Utah even with a card, and you'll need to vaporize your flower. That being said, if your home does not fall under the following categories:
in or on the grounds of a house of worship
in or on the grounds of a library
in or on the grounds of any place of business
in a public park, amusement park, arcade, or recreation center
in or on the grounds of a private or public elementary or secondary school, preschool, vocational school, post-secondary institution, or childcare facility
in an area within 100 feet of the above facilities or grounds
in the presence of a person younger than 18

... you should be legal to use cannabis. Remember that we are not lawyers and this is not legal advice of any kind.

Jeremy B Wilcox
Jeremy B Wilcox
1 year ago

What are the laws for smoking my medical marijuana in my camper while I'm camping in Utah

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
1 year ago

Hey there! This is a tricky question and will likely come down to a few things: where your camper is parked and what you're using your camper for at the time (living quarters, not transportation). It will always be illegal to use cannabis in state or federal parks, so keep that in mind. Now, this next part, remember that we are not lawyers here: if your camper is off, the keys are a considerable distance away from you and there's no intention to drive, your camper is being used as your home at the time and you should be okay to medicate. Laws can be interpreted in many ways depending on the scenario, so always use caution and remember that this is not legal advice of any kind!

Dee
Dee
1 year ago

I have a medical card from out of state, but have just been accepted for a non residential temporary Utah med card. I’m traveling to Utah and staying for a few months. I have to cross 2 state lines and am wondering how possession laws are interpreted for card holders from another state. In my defense, I have no intent to sell, and it is pretty clear by looking at my stash that I use for medical purposes. Could I be charged with a felony for having over an ounce of flower, even though I’m a medical patient?

jeezy
jeezy
11 months ago

hemp is legal in utah. IS ordering hemp weed legal?

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Admin
11 months ago
Reply to  jeezy

Hey there, great question! If the flower you're buying is less than 0.3% THC and the company you're buying from is willing to ship to Utah, you are legal to have it in your possession with or without a card. That being said, we are not lawyers and none of this should be taken as legal advice.

Derek
Derek
11 months ago

Utah has laws stating that if any measurable amount of a controlled substance is found in your system you can be charged with a DUI or ‘DUI metabolite” charge. Since marijuana can stay in someone’s system long after psychoactive effects have worn off, how is Utah handling this for legal marijuana patients? These laws seem to conflict and I have not found answers. Are legal patients simply expected to never drive if any trace amount is left in their system?

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Admin
11 months ago
Reply to  Derek

Hey there, this is a really great question and one that is pretty hard to give a straight answer to. The fact of the matter is, the courts and legal system have a right to interpret the law the way they see fit and they do have a bit of leeway on what they charge you with or not. Remember that we are not lawyers here, but you always have the right to remain silent. In fact, that's recommended until a lawyer is present should you ever find yourself in a sticky situation. A good rule of thumb is keeping product in your trunk if you must travel with it, don't drive impaired/give cops a reason to pull you over, and if you do get pulled over and questioned, remember your rights and ask for an attorney. We're living in a grey area at the moment. Best of luck out there!

Brian M Barkley
Brian M Barkley
11 months ago

Can my landlord evict me for using medical Marijuana in Utah ?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
11 months ago

Hey there, in Utah, there are no specific protections for Medical Cannabis patients with their cards. You do not need to disclose your patient status to your landlord, but if you're consuming on the property, it's truly up to your landlord should they decide to evict. When renting, we suggest smell-proof forms of cannabis or consuming off the property.

D
D
11 months ago

Can you legally smoke CBD flower in designated smoking areas? Let alone ina parking lot?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
11 months ago
Reply to  D

Hey there, this is a tough question and one that we don't have the answer to. You would be better off asking a lawyer for this legal advice. However, being that the flower will likely look and smell like THC flower, I would guess it's prohibited in the same way and even if not, I'd suggest not consuming in public to avoid hassle and trouble that may come along with it. Best of luck!

PK
PK
9 months ago
Reply to  D

You can actually crush the flower to vape it using a particular vape device, but you cannot smoke it.

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  PK

Very true! I love my dry herb vaporizer.

Mark
Mark
9 months ago
Reply to  D

You can not legally burn (smoke) medical marijuana in Utah. You can however vape raw flower, dry herb or Dabs. Vaping the flower is the way to go for me as there is very little to no smell while vaping and no smell at all on you so if you have a job where you are constantly talking to customers you don’t smell like pot, or like you’ve been smoking anything.

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Mark

Say it again for the people in the back, Mark! We love a good dry-herb vaporizer! No smell, more cannabinoids/terpenes activated, and less plant material in your lungs. Win/win/win.

Gino
Gino
9 months ago

It appears that wherever i look? It costs somewhere around $300-$400 to get "All the cards i need"?
Yet? I read that is only costs $15 to get my card?
What am i missing?
Thanks for your time

Jeffrey Winn
Jeffrey Winn
9 months ago
Reply to  Gino

15$ to the state for your card. Is the rest depends on the QMP you choose. Mine was 80$, so with the 15 to the state it was 95$ for me to get my card. There are places charging 200 plus dollars though.

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Jeffrey Winn

Jeffrey is correct — the extra cost is related to the cost of the visit. Insurance won't pay for cannabis-specific appointments and therefore most Med Card appointments are paid for out-of-pocket.

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Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Gino

Hey there, Gino! This can be confusing, so I'm so glad you asked! Because cannabis isn't federally illegal, no insurance will pay for it or any visits pertaining to it. So the extra cost associated ($300 - $400) is referring to the cost of the doctors visits out of pocket, as insurance won't pay. This will cover the cost of a year of visits (2-3), depending on where you go. In traditional healthcare, a new patient appointment at a specialty doctor costs roughly $250, though very few insured patients know this as their insurance company will pay the majority of the cost, leaving you with only a copay. The $15 fee you mention is the issuing fee from the state — you'll pay this $15 when you submit your application for the card and that will go directly to the Utah Department of Health. I hope this helps!

Colle
Colle
7 months ago

Im planning on getting my medical card and cant Vape in my Condo. Can i do it in the condo parking lot?

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Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Colle

The laws surrounding Medical Marijuana in public almost directly mirror the laws surrounding drinking alcohol in public. If at all possible, avoid using Medical Cannabis in public places.

Ed
Ed
6 months ago

What is the stand on using medical cannabis in front of a minor?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Ed

While there isn't an explicit ruling in the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, the state's stance on other controlled substances is that one is prohibited to use in the presence of a minor except in the case of a life-threatening emergency.

Nicole
Nicole
6 months ago

I’m misunderstanding so if I buy medical cannabis in a flower form from a dispensary here in Salt Lake City am I not allowed to go home and smoke that? It says smoking medical marijuana is prohibited. But then it says it allows the flower form to be sold in the stores. I’m confused.

Kailey
Kailey
6 months ago
Reply to  Nicole

I’m curious to know this as well!

Colby
Colby
5 months ago
Reply to  Nicole

You can’t use a flame to burn it you can use a vaporizer to smoke flower.

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Colby

This is correct!

Nick lee
Nick lee
5 months ago
Reply to  Colby

Why?

Matthew Kinsella
Matthew Kinsella
5 months ago

So I do own registered gun in my home. Is there any danger of loosing them having a medical card and only using in my own home?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
5 months ago

Hi Matthew, thanks for asking this important question. The short answer is yes, there is some danger of having your gun card revoked should the BCI, who issues those cards, catches wind of your Medical Cannabis Card. In general, you may have to choose between being a gun owner or a cannabis patient, as the two just don't mix. For more on your rights as a cannabis patient, please watch this learning session with our founder, Tim Pickett, PA-C, and lawyer J.D. Lauritzen: https://youtu.be/ZaJkhvUbQDE

Thomas W Newman
Thomas W Newman
5 months ago

This state is a joke. 75% of Utah voted for this in November 2018 and it only took the (church) state one month to shoot it down. What!!! you can not put fire to it Like i said this church is a joke. Not Funny!! Not Fair!!!

Colton
Colton
5 months ago

I have am a Cardholder, and am curious as to what the rules are to driving? Is it zero tolerance? Or dui? Or what? I'm lost and confused 😜 Or just extremely stupid cause I cannot find them anywhere. Thanks 😎✌️

C M
C M
5 months ago
Reply to  Colton

I would think DUI.. You would be driving under the influence. Just don't do it..

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Colton

Hey there Colton, this is a great question. While many feel comfortable microdosing and driving, as you would any other prescription medication, it is important to note that when it comes down to it, if you are pulled over with cannabis in your system and tested, it is up to a court of law to decide whether or not that consumption was illegal and grounds for a DUI. To stay safe, avoid using or storing cannabis in your car whenever possible, and if needed, storing it in the trunk of your car. Always use your judgment and if you feel too intoxicated to drive, do not risk it. Keep in mind, however, we're not lawyers and this should not be considered legal advice of any kind.

C M
C M
5 months ago

Does anybody know if you can vape flower on your own property, in your backyard?

Utah Marijuana.Org
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  C M

Hi there. The laws surrounding Medical Marijuana in public almost directly mirror the laws surrounding drinking alcohol in public. If at all possible, avoid using Medical Cannabis in public places.

You are prohibited to consume cannabis in any of the following scenarios, except in emergency & life-threatening circumstances:

in or on the grounds of a house of worship
in or on the grounds of a library
in or on the grounds of any place of business
in a public park, amusement park, arcade, or recreation center
in or on the grounds of a private or public elementary or secondary school, preschool, vocational school, post-secondary institution, or childcare facility
in an area within 100 feet of the above facilities or grounds
in the presence of a person younger than 18, regardless of where you are

That being said, if your home does not fall under any of these categories, you have an Active cannabis card, are using cannabis legally, and you are not at risk of violating HOA standards or lease agreements by using cannabis on the property, you should be good to go. Now, keep in mind that we are not lawyers and this should not be considered legal advice of any kind.

Thomas
Thomas
5 months ago
Reply to  C M

Who cares just do it no one has to know :/

Bevy
Bevy
5 months ago

I know for a fact, card holders are 'targeted individuals' thru the fusion centers, the church and the anti-marijuauna coalition. Especially, if you have had ahome delivery. Sad but true. I have had a hate campaign run against me and my family since the first delivery over the last year so bad i cancelled the hoping it would stop ,it has not.. Cops are not you're friend. Look up 'gang stalking handbook/manual'. Most people in utah are unaware this campaign is being run. They use private security companies and volunteer neighborhood watch groups and your friends /family at church. All true statements. Google 'targeted justice ' and 'progressionforever'. Veterans,elderly, single women with children and anyone with even the slightest mental health documented are most targeted and homeless.. You dont have to believe me. The first line of attack is to discredit anyone that speaks. Anyone who says it is not happening is more likely part of a surveillance team. up so expect (neg) comments. I would presume a few hundred if not ALL cardholders are being surveilled.

Bevy
Bevy
5 months ago

I know for a fact, card holders are 'targeted individuals' thru the fusion centers, the church and the anti-marijuauna coalition. Especially, if you have had a home delivery. Sad but true. I have had a hate campaign run against me and my family since the first delivery over the last year so bad i cancelled my card hoping it would stop ,it has not.. Cops are not you're friend. Look up 'gang stalking handbook/manual'. Most people in utah are unaware this campaign is being run. They use private security companies and volunteer neighborhood watch groups and your friends /family at church. All true statements. Google 'targeted justice ' and 'progressionforever'. Veterans,elderly, single women with children and anyone with even the slightest mental health documented are most targeted and homeless.. You dont have to believe me. The first line of attack is to discredit anyone that speaks up. Anyone who says it is not happening is more likely part of a surveillance team so expect (neg) comments. I would presume a few hundred if not ALL cardholders are being surveilled.

carson
carson
4 months ago
Reply to  Bevy

how baked were you writing this🤣

Christopher Ballard
Christopher Ballard
4 months ago
Reply to  Bevy

I think you are smoking meth and not mary jane. Please check your pipe.

Dustin M Lee
Dustin M Lee
3 months ago
Reply to  Bevy

If you give the law no resin to look at you they don't target you

Jordan
Jordan
3 months ago
Reply to  Bevy

It's too bad, this lady truly believes this and has attempted to discredit anyone who says otherwise by saying "anyone who says it is not happening is more likely part of a surveillance team." Ma'am, if I could find a way to prove to you I'm not any part of that nonsense, I would. And I would also tell you that this is absolutely and positively not happening. The church supports medical use of the cannabis, the state is becoming more and more progressive about it, most police officers don't waste their time with small marijuana even if you don't have a card. This is hardcore conspiracy theory without any evidence and only paranoia, seek some help for that.

A.M.71300
A.M.71300
2 months ago
Reply to  Bevy

Understand what you're saying and I'm praying for you May God bless you and take care of you ❤️!

Kenneth Phair
Kenneth Phair
4 months ago

I just want to know what were you smoking when you wrote this so I can get some.

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