Utah Medical Marijuana

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Getting your Utah Medical Cannabis Card is a fairly simple process, but there are several things you’ll need to take into consideration.

This step-by-step tutorial will guide you from beginning to end on how to get a medical cannabis card in Utah.

Let’s get started.

Step 1: Identify Your Qualifying Condition

This is the first and most important step. Without a qualifying condition, you may be wasting your time with the rest.

So what are the qualifying conditions? Below we’ve listed the qualifying conditions in order of most common to least common:

  • Chronic Pain
  • PTSD
  • Cancer
  • Persistent Nausea
  • MS & Muscle Spasms
  • Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative
  • Colitis
  • Epilepsy & Seizures
  • Autism
  • HIV & AIDS
  • Rare Conditions
  • Terminal Illness
  • Hospice
  • Cachexia
  • Alzheimer’s
  • ALS

Have another condition not on this list? Don’t worry!

Utah state has defined chronic pain as any “pain lasting longer than 2 weeks,” which means that any condition or diagnosis that is associated with chronic pain may qualify you.

To learn more, click here.

Pro Tip

It is likely your QMP will want to verify any diagnosis. The best accepted form of verification is a medical document from a medical professional familiar with your condition.

Step 2: Create a UtahID Account

You must have a UtahID account to apply for your medical marijuana card in Utah. Similar to a passport, it gives Utah citizens access to all the state’s services from one place.
To start with UtahID, you’ll need the following:
  • Date of birth
  • Social security number
  • Valid government issued ID
  • Email address
    1. Go to UtahID
    2. Enter a valid email address and click ‘Submit
  • If you already have a UtahID account, you’ll notice the text ‘Already exists‘ appear beneath the email you’ve entered. Click ‘Forgot Password‘ to retrieve it.
    UtahID email submission page
    1. On the next screen, enter the code that was just sent to the email address you previously entered
    2. Enter your information on the next screen
    3. Click ‘Submit
    UtahID user details page
    1. Create a new password
    2. Click ‘Submit

    Store your password in a safe place! You will need to access your UtahID account throughout your medical cannabis journey, so don’t lose it!

    UtahID password creation
    1. Enter your the email address and password you used to create the account and click ‘Submit‘.

    You will now be redirected to create a new account in EVS.

    If you are not redirected, click the following link: evs.utah.gov

    Note: UtahID and EVS are synced to work together, meaning that logging into your UtahID account automatically logs you into your EVS account.

    Step 3: Register & Apply in EVS

    It is essential that the information you enter in EVS accurately reflects what is on your government-issued ID.

    Anything different will cause errors (and headaches) throughout your application process.

    Let’s get started.

    EVS Registration

    1. Go to evs.utah.gov

    Note: If you’re not already logged into your UtahID account, you will be prompted to do so now, after which you will be redirected to the EVS registration page

    1. Click ‘Patient Registration’
    EVS registration button selection
    1. Enter your information

    Warning: Your name must be entered EXACTLY as it appears on your government-issued ID.

    EVS registration form
    1. Click the ‘Click Here‘ text link to access your EVS home page.

    Your EVS registration is complete!

    The last step is to complete your EVS application.

    EVS Application

    It is essential that the information you enter in EVS accurately reflects what is on your government-issued ID.

    Anything different will cause errors (and headaches) throughout your application process.

    Let’s get started.

    1. From your EVS homepage, click  ‘Tracking Inbox
    Tracking inbox in EVS
    1. Click the ‘+ New‘ button
    EVS New Button
    1. Fill in your information

    Enter your name exactly as it appears on your government-issued ID. Anything different will cause issues with your application.

    All fields with a red ‘R’ must be filled in.

    EVS application page
    1. Check the ‘Patient Acknowledge‘ box
    2. Click Save

    Enter your name exactly as it appears on your government-issued ID. Anything different will cause issues with your application.

    Acknowledge and save

    The page will refresh an you’ll notice 2 changes:

    • A progress bar, with a large, green dot above the word ‘Draft‘ and
    • A set of gray tabs
    If you do not see these changes you have missed something. Ensure all the fields with a red ‘R’ are filled in.
    1. Click the blue ‘Save & Submit for Certification‘ button at the bottom of the page
    Save and submit for certification button

    The page should refresh and there should now be a large-green dot above the word ‘Awaiting Certification‘ (see below).

    You are ready to be seen by a QMP to be certified for your Utah Medical Cannabis Card.

    Awaiting Certification in EVS

    Step 4: Visit Your QMP

    At this point, you will need to schedule a visit with your QMP, if you have yet to do so.

    Your QMP will evaluate you to see if medical cannabis is working is a good option for you, as well as discuss a treatment plan that works best for you.

    Note: The more details you give your QMP about your condition the better. This will allow them to make the best recommendation for you and how medical cannabis may help you.

    Step 5: Pay the EVS Fee

    EVS will notify you once you have been certified by your QMP. When that happens, you will need to pay the EVS fee before you can access your card.

    Note: You will not be able to pay the EVS until your QMP has certified you.

    1. From the EVS homepage, click ‘Tacking Inbox’
    Tracking inbox in EVS
    1. Click your name
    EVS profile info
    1. Hover your mouse over the payment tab and click ‘New Payment
    New payment submenu appears below 'New Payment' tab
    1. Click ‘Click Here to Pay
    Click here to pay button in EVS
    1. Fill in all the fields
    EVS credit card payment form
    1. Scroll down and click ‘Continue
    Screenshot of EVS payment process
    1. Ensure the information you’ve inputted is correct. Click ‘Yes
    EVS credit card payment verification
    1. On the receipt page, click ‘Continue‘ to be taken pack to the Payment Page in EVS

    You will notice now that your status is in ‘Awaiting State Review.

    Step 6: Access Your Card

    Once your application has been approved for your application, the state will notify you via email with directions on how to access & print your card. We will detail the process here as well.

    1. Log into EVS and click your name
    EVS profile info
    1. Click the blue ‘Print Card‘ button
    Print card button in EVS
    1. Follow your computer’s prompts to print your card.

    Pro Tip

    A digital copy of your card is acceptable to show at any medical marijuana pharmacy. Many are also willing to print it out for you.

    You're Done!

    While this is a process, keep in mind that the steps entailed here will take place over several days and won’t be done all at once.

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