Medical cannabis is the biggest cash crop in Utah

Medical cannabis has become a huge cash crop not only for the state of Utah but also for the eight producers who grow it and those that sell it. In 2022 the cannabis industry generated $118,760, 937 making more money than any other farmed crop in the state.

Bailee Woolstenhulme, the public information official for the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, said the cannabis program in the state is being well managed, and it is tightly regulated.

“There has been an increase in patients using medical cannabis this year,” she said. “We currently have 61,991 medical cannabis card holders, about double from what we had last year.”

After its fourth year of production, the Medical Cannabis Program and the Utah Department of Health and Human Services continue to work closely with the eight licensed cannabis cultivators and their 11 different locations. There are also 14 processors to ensure Utah’s medical cannabis patient cardholders have access to a safe and high-quality product.

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