Largest health-care provider in Utah greenlights medical cannabis recommendations

Utah’s biggest health-care provider – Intermountain Healthcare – told its physicians they’re allowed to write medical marijuana recommendations for patients, which could boost the number of potential customers for the state’s upcoming MMJ industry.

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the organization’s chief physician executive sent a memo to its network of roughly 1,500 doctors, rescinding a previous policy that discouraged them from writing MMJ recommendations.

Intermountain said it would share more information about the new policy on Thursday, the Tribune reported.

Originally, Intermountain showed hesitance toward giving its doctors any encouragement to write MMJ recommendations for patients, which led some activists to worry that the law signed by the governor in December would end up proving unworkable because of a lack of physician participation.

University of Utah Health has also indicated it is working on MMJ guidelines for its providers, the Tribune reported, and the president of the University Medical Group told the newspaper that its doctors are not forbidden from helping patients get access to medical cannabis.

One comment on “Largest health-care provider in Utah greenlights medical cannabis recommendations
  1. Sheila on

    I am so very excited that they have passed the BILL. There are so many of us that need this due to our pain meds not working. I just wish they would hurry up and pass it in Kentucky where I live so I could get relief too and not have to live in constant pain the way I do now.

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