More than 90% of people will say pain is their primary complaint when seeking relief with Medical Marijuana. According to Utah law, pain is a qualifying condition if it lasts longer than two weeks and is not controlled with typical medication, like Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Aspirin, or physical therapy.
In 2022, lawmakers added acute pain as a qualifying condition. This is pain that is expected to last for two weeks or longer for an acute condition or surgical procedure in which a medical professional may generally prescribe opioids for a limited duration.
The next most common qualifying condition is PTSD, a condition that requires a formal PTSD diagnosis from the VA, a psychiatrist, a masters-level psychologist, a psychiatric APRN, or a masters-level LCSW aswell as concurrent treatment by a licensed health therapist. Our Canna-Therapy program
offers integrated treatment for PTSD patients.
Persistent nasuea is also a qualifying condition, qualified medical providers will often prescribe Medical Marijuana to cancer patients to help them manage persistent nausea after chemotherapy.
However, nausea related to pregnancy does not currently qualify a patient for a Medical Marijuana Card in Utah. As a medical community, we do not yet have enough information about how marijuana could possibly adversely affect the baby during gestation and beyond.
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