In this quick guide, we are going to tell you all you need to know about getting a medical marijuana card in the state of Nevada.
Here’s All You Need to Know:
As a Resident of Nevada, What is the process?
1. There are two ways to apply for a medical marijuana card with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
- You can download their form, fill it out and mail a registry request along with a check or money order for $25.00.
- You can create an account online through the DPBH website (note that this option does not always work)
In both cases, you will be required to provide copies of the front and back of your driver’s license or state-issued ID.
Everything can be sent to the following address:
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
ATTN: Medical Marijuana Division
4150 Technology Way, Suite 101
Carson City, Nevada 89706
2. Take the printout to your doctor to receive a physician’s recommendation. Please note that you must do this in the presence of a Notary Public. Only a physician who is licensed under NRS 630 or NRS 633 can sign a “Physician’s Statement”.
3. After everything is signed, upload it to your account or send it to the address provided above.
4. On approval, you will receive a temporary letter which can be used at any dispensary.
5. You will receive your card a few days later by post.
What are the Costs Involved?
The cost to request an application for the Medical Marijuana Program is $25. The cost to register or renew registration in the Medical Marijuana Program is $75.00.
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Can You Pay Using a Credit Card?
Unfortunately not, the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program only accepts cash or check.
What are the Conditions Required to receive a Medical Marijuana Card?
According to NRS 453A.050, medical marijuana is an acceptable treatment for “chronic or debilitating medical conditions” which include:
- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
- A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces, for a specific patient, one or more of the following:
- Persistent muscle spams including, without limitation, spams caused by multiple sclerosis
- Seizures including, without limitation, seizures caused by epilepsy
- Severe nausea
- Severe chronic pain
- Any other condition or treatment for a medical condition that is:
- Classified as a chronic or debilitating medical condition by regulation of the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, or
- Approved as a chronic or debilitating medical condition pursuant to a petition submitted in accordance with NRS 453A.710.
My Card Expired. How Do I Get a Renewal?
1. You will require a doctor’s recommendation
2. With this, you can schedule an appointment with the State Application Office
3. You will receive a 60-day temporary letter at your state appointment until you receive the card.
I’m From Out of State, How to I Buy Medical Marijuana?
It is important to note, that not all dispensaries will honor your out-of-state card. Should you wish to purchase medical marijuana with an out-of-state card, you will be required to complete the state-mandated
Nonresident Cardholder Affidavit (out of state MMJ card form) and show your MMJ card and a driver’s license or state ID from the same state as the MMJ card at the time of purchase.
It is also best to contact your preferred dispensary to understand their exact requirements before heading over. One dispensary that honors other state’s cards is The Grove.
How much Medical Marijuana Can I purchase in Nevada?
In the state of Nevada, the laws are as follows:
- Patients can purchase up to 2.5 ounces every 14 days with a valid MMJ Card.
- Twelve marijuana plants, irrespective of whether the marijuana
plants are mature or immature.
- A maximum allowable quantity of edible marijuana products (defined
in NRS 453A.101) and marijuana-infused products (defined in NRS
453A.112) as established by regulation of the Division
Can I Take My Meds to a Different State?
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Who Can Use Medical Marijuana?
Only adults 21 years and older.
Can I use Medical Marijuana Anywhere?
It is important to remember that when smoking in public, it may be assumed that you are using it for recreational use, which is illegal on a Federal Level. It is advised to consume your medicine responsibly, in the safety of your home or in a private residence.
Can I Drive Around with Marijuana in My Car?
Yes, as long as you aren’t consuming it and it is within the legal amount to possess.
How Much Should I consume?
We are not doctors or physicians and therefore you should always consult with a professional before using.
If I am Not Approved in Nevada, What Should I do?
Unfortunately, there is not much that you can do due to current federal laws. Located East to California, you may want to take a drive to your neighboring state. California is a recreational state and marijuana can be purchased without any major restrictions. It is important to remember that you will have to consume it sensibly in the state of purchase. Although California is classed as a recreational state, it is still illegal on a Federal level.
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