Utah cannabis business compliance guide

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Market Type

In Utah, cannabis is regulated by the Center for Medical Cannabis.Β  Only medical cannabis is allowed.Β 

Tracking & Inventory

Utah currently uses the Akerna state traceability system. Actions must be manually logged, or as there is not a public API.Β Β 

Utah has selected a vendor to build a unique tracking system for future use.

Purchase Limits


Patients are allowed to possess the lesser of:

  • 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 and 20g of THC

Patient Lookup

Utah uses an external patient portal, Utah ID, for validating a patient’s current allotment.Β Β 



No specific cannabis tax, and medical cannabis is exempt from the state sales tax.


Delivery may be conducted for patients and caregivers.Β Β 

Delivery operations

Delivery operations in Utah are only allowed to carry inventory for their current deliveries.Β Β 

Delivery locations

Retailers may only deliver to a patient’s registered physical address.

Delivery Menu

Electronic menus are only allowed on the retailer’s site listed in their pharmacy registration.

Things to Note

Special rules, things that have come up, regulator confirmation of things, guidance

State Resources

The CMC hosts a variety of resources, including rules, FAQs, and the Electronic Verification System here.

Nonresident Medical Cards

Nonresidents must apply and receive a Nonresident Medical Card to participate in the program.



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