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Episode Audio

What You Will Learn in This Podcast

Tim’s new column for Salt Baked City [1:04]
How busy has Tim’s clinic been? [4:02]
More about Tim’s clinic [5:12]
Anxiety and Medical Marijuana in Utah [8:24]
When choosing cannabis, what level of THC should you choose? [11:52]
How Tim stays current with information and news on cannabis [15:13]
Tim’s recommendations for people that build up a tolerance to cannabis and want to decrease it [16:55]
Tim and Chris request new podcast guests [22:21]
Can you use an out-of-state Medical Marijuana card in Utah? [25:17]
What are the potential effects of the Federal Government decriminalizing marijuana? [27:04]
How to connect with Tim and Chris [36:16]

Resources in This Episode

UtahMarijuana.org
IAmSaltLake.com
Utah in the Weeds Podcast
Utah Medical Cannabis Program
Salt Baked City
Utah’s Compassionate Use Board
Healer.com

Podcast Summary

Tim’s new column for Salt Baked City [1:04]

Salt Baked City is a new publication covering news and information around marijuana in Utah. Tim will be writing a column about Medical Cannabis from a provider’s perspective, and answering questions from readers.

How busy has Tim’s clinic been? [4:02]

Tim has seen an increase in visits with the relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions. Tim’s clinic is also involved with training providers, and helping them learn the process, dosing, etc.

More about Tim’s clinic [5:12]

His clinic’s website is utahmarijuana.org. Tim made the decision to consolidate his two websites, utahmarijuana.clinic and utahmarijuana.org. Now, visitors can learn more about medical marijuana, listen to the podcast, and learn about how to get a card all on the same site.

Anxiety and Medical Marijuana in Utah [8:24]

With COVID-19, Tim has seen a significant increase in people looking to get a Medical Marijuana Card for anxiety. Unfortunately, it is not a qualifying condition.

There is a petition process that you can go through with Utah’s Compassionate Use Board to try to get a Medical Marijuana Card for anxiety.

A recap of past episodes [9:01]

Tim and Chris enjoyed the conversations with Medical Marijuana patient, Diseree Zacher, and Desiree Hennessy from Utah Patients Coalition.

They also enjoyed discussions with Medical Marijuana patients, Mario Enriquez and David Sutherland.

When choosing cannabis, what level of THC should you choose? [11:52]

For context, in the 1960s and 1970s during the Vietnam War, soldiers were treating their PTSD with cannabis. The cannabis they consumed was 6-8% THC.

Cannabis from Utah dispensaries can have THC percentages up to 25% or higher, which is very different from what was used during the Vietnam era.

Tim cautions Medical Marijuana users to be careful with doses containing higher percentages of THC, as they could cause neurologic issues and mental health issues.

How Tim stays current with information and news on cannabis [15:13]

Tim belongs to the Society of Cannabis Clinicians. He also recommends healer.com for more information on Medical Marijuana.

Tim’s recommendations for people that build up a tolerance to cannabis and want to decrease it [16:55]

Tim believes that Medical Cannabis users should decrease their tolerance once a quarter. This would involve not consuming any cannabis products for two days. After two days, you would slowly increase your usage.

Tim and Chris request new podcast guests [22:21]

Tim and Chris would love to chat with people involved with local pharmacies. They also love patient stories. If you feel like you have a unique story, reach out to Tim and Chris.

Also, they would like to talk to people who may not be directly related to the Medical Cannabis industry. For example, glass blowers, out-of-state chefs who cook with cannabis, etc. Reach out to Chris at chris@iamsaltlake.com if you’re interested.

Can you use an out-of-state Medical Marijuana Card in Utah? [25:17]

No, you cannot use an out-of-state Medical Marijuana Card in Utah. You can use those cards for help in providing documentation for your condition, but you still have to get a card or get a recommendation from a Qualified Medical Provider in Utah.

What are the potential effects of the Federal Government decriminalizing marijuana? [27:04]

Tim believes that decriminalizing marijuana would allow for interstate commerce, driving the costs down for patients. For example, a patient in Utah could receive a Medical Marijuana Card, then order products from Colorado. This would introduce competition and drive costs down.

How to connect with Tim and Chris [36:16]

Connect with Tim at utahmarijuana.org. You can also call Tim at (801)851-5554.

Connect with Chris at chris@iamsaltlake.com.

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