Silver Creek Psychiatry Can Offer Medical Cannabis & Marijuana in Utah

Silver Creek Psychiatry Can Offer Medical Cannabis & Marijuana in Utah.

Silver Creek Psychiatry is Currently Authorized to Offer Medical Cannabis (“Medical Marijuana”).

Come 2020, It Will Be 1 of only 7 Eligible Institutions.

Silver Creek Psychiatry will now be offering medical cannabis authorization.  It is required that an individual seeking a medical cannabis clearance  meet with a Utah-licensed MD, DO, PA or an APRN that holds a controlled substance license and can recommend medical cannabis treatment to a patient with a qualifying condition.

 

Please note that the medical cannabis clearance will not take place on the initial visit. It is required that client have establish pre-existing provider-patient relationship. On the initial visit the assessment will be completed, the individual will be required to return to see the medical provider for Cannabis clearance. After the medical Cannabis clearance has taken place the individual will be required to return 30 days later to assess Cannabis effectiveness. Silver Creek also requires that the individual be seen by a therapist every 3 months to assess if the cannabis is assisting with symptom management. A urine screen will be required at the time of each visit.

 

Qualifying medical conditions:

  • HIV
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Cancer
  • Cachexia
  • Persistent nausea that is not significantly responsive to traditional treatment, except for nausea related to:
    • pregnancy
    • cannabis-induced cyclical vomiting syndrome
    • cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Epilepsy of debilitating seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis or persistent and debilitating muscle spasms.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) this is being treated and monitored by a licensed health therapist that:
    • has been diagnosed by a healthcare provider by the Veterans Administration and documented in the patients record; or
    • has been diagnosed or confirmed by evaluation form a psychiatrist, doctorate psychologist, a doctorate licensed clinical social worker, or a psychiatric APRN.
  • Autism
  • A terminal illness when the patient’s life expectancy is less than six months
  • A condition resulting in the individual receiving hospice care
  • A rare condition or disease that affects less than 200,000 individuals in the U.S, as defined in federal law, ad that is not adequately managed, in the qualified medical providers opinion, despite treatment attempts using conventional medications (other than opioids or opiates) or physical interventions.
  • A condition that the compassionate use board approves (once established) on a case-by- case basis.

 

Once you have procured your medical cannabis clearance you will be required to utilize a medical cannabis/pharmacy. Medical cannabis will only be available in the following forms under the Utah Medical Cannabis Act:

 

  • Tablet
  • Capsule
  • Concentrated oil
  • Liquid suspension
  • Transdermal preparation
  • Gelatinous cubes
  • Unprocessed cannabis flower in a blister pack containing no more than one gram of lower pods in each individual blister
  • Wax on resin
  • Smoking of cannabis in not permitted, but patients may purchase a medical cannabis device that warms cannabis material into a vapor without the use of flame and delivers cannabis to an individual’s respiratory system ( such as an electric dabbing rig) Although smoking of medical cannabis is prohibited, vaping is legal

 

The law prohibits cadies, cookies, brownies, and other editable products. Unprocessed flowers outside of blister packs are not prohibited.

 

How much medical cannabis are qualifying patients allowed to possess at one time? 

Qualifying patient may not possess:

  • More than 115 grams of unprocessed cannabis ( raw bud or flowered in blister packs)
  • Any cannabis product that contains greater than 20 grams of total composite THC

 

Please be informed that there are some safety concerns when using cannabis, including:

  • Impaired short-term memory and the ability to concentrate, making it harder to think and stay on task.
  • Altering judgment and decision-making
  • Reducing reaction time. Increasing drowsiness, and impaired concentration
  • Triggering anxiety, psychiatric disorders, and worsened mood:
  • Causing cannabis use disorder, also known as cannabis or marijuana addiction
  • Altering the developing brain in adolescents, which may result in long-lasting consequences on behavior and reasoning: and
  • Increasing health risk to fetuses and newborns if used during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

 

Please be advised that currently there are not facilities in Utah that are licensed to legally sell medical cannabis.  By March 2020, the Utah Department of health will have licensed up to seven privately-operated medical cannabis pharmacies where qualifying patients can legally purchase medical cannabis in Utah.