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How to grow medical cannabis

Date: September 15, 2021
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Medical marijuana patients 18 years and older will be able to grow up to 3 mature and 3 immature plants at home starting October 1, 2021, with a cap of 12 total plants per household. All adults over age 21 will be able to grow under the same rules starting July 1, 2023. Plants must be grown indoors and must not be visible from the street. People who choose to grow their own plants must do so in their primary residence and where individuals under 21 can not access the plants.

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For information about Utah’s Industrial Hemp Program, visit UDAF’s Industrial Hemp Page or contact
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To learn more about Utah’s Cannabis Cultivation Industry read Utah’s Cannabis Cultivation Rule R68-27 .

The eight selected cultivators are in alphabetical order:

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and the Utah Division of Purchasing have selected eight companies to be Medical Cannabis Cultivators in Utah’s Medical Cannabis Program.


The Utah Department of Agriculture is limited on what information can be disclosed about these cultivation facilities. Many of the companies have public websites and social media accounts with contact information and bios about the companies.

To file a complaint against a Medical Cannabis Facility complete the Cannabis Facility Complaint Form

At this time no more Cannabis Cultivation licenses are being offered. The Utah Department of Agriculture will follow 4-41a-205 and will not exceed 8 Cannabis Cultivation Facility Licenses unless all Cultivators reach their 100,000 sq. ft. grow limit, the Utah Department of Health anticipates a greater patient need, or a current company forfeits their license.

For Information on how to sell Industrial Hemp Biomass and Waste in the Medical Market read through Utah’s Industrial Hemp Waste R68-32 and review Industrial Hemp Waste Information on UDAF’s Industrial Hemp Page.

To file a complaint against a medical cannabis pharmacy, licensed courier, or medical provider complete the Utah Department of Health Medical Cannabis Complaint Form

How to grow medical cannabis

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Organigram’s operation is in stark contrast to the image of an illicit farm hidden in the woods. It is entirely indoors, with 52 identical growing rooms on three floors. Plants are propagated by cloning, rather than grown from seed, so the crop’s genetic identity remains the same from generation to generation. The growers track and log all growing parameters, and then tweak them as needed to maintain consistency. Purcell sees the company’s operation as a ‘manufacturing facility’, rather than a garden or a greenhouse. “There are quality checks like you would see in any manufacturing facility, whether it was producing food or tyres,” he says.

To run these advanced facilities, cannabis companies need researchers who are experienced in plant science, microbiology, chemistry and other scientific disciplines — and they are turning to academia to find them. “Instead of underground growers, they are hiring lots of university-educated and trained people,” says Zheng.