Medical cannabis is now more accessible to Utahns.

Starting Wednesday, qualifying patients will be able to get medical cannabis with cards from the Utah Department of Health and/or recommendation letters from medical providers.

Those with letters will be able to purchase medical cannabis until Dec. 31.

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“A patient who purchases medical cannabis using a recommendation letter must purchase all of their medical cannabis from the same pharmacy until they obtain a medical cannabis card from the Utah Department of Health,” Richard Oborn, director of the Center for Medical Cannabis, stated in a press release.

The change comes after House Bill 425 passed during the legislative session and was signed into law by Gov. Gary Herbert.

Prior to the legislation, patients could only purchase medical cannabis with an official medical cannabis card.