Medical marijuana was legalized in Nevada in November 2000. When Question 2 was posed in November 2016, 54% of voters said ‘yes’ and weed became legal for recreational use in the state. You are also allowed to grow cannabis, but only if you live more than 25 miles from a dispensary.
With weed now legal in 10 states plus D.C., it begs the question: Why bother getting a medical marijuana (MMJ) card in Nevada? There are several reasons in fact:
- Lower costs & taxes.
- Higher potency limits.
- Minors are allowed to access medical cannabis with the assistance of a caregiver.
- You can purchase up to 2.5 ounces with an MMJ card every fortnight, compared to just one ounce as a recreational user.
- You are not subject to the law that forbids growing marijuana if you live within 25 miles of a dispensary.
Therefore, it makes sense that NuggMD introduced its services to Nevada. Was it worth the wait for Nevada residents? Read on to find out in our exclusive review.
Who is NuggMD?
Since 2017, NuggMD has helped over half a million people gain an MMJ card in California and New York. It is a reputable organization known for providing users with a medical marijuana card in record time. You can do everything online for a low fee, and if you are not approved by the physician, you get your money back.
What is the NuggMD Process Like?
I was intrigued to see if the process was as quick and easy as advertised. The doctors were available seven days a week from 8 am to 10 pm local time. This means it is possible to speak to a physician 98 hours a week, an impressive timeframe. I was also relieved to discover that all payment and patient information is protected by HIPAA which means it will never be discovered on a public record or a database.
The first step is to click on the online form and enter your email address, a password, and your mobile phone number. Once I had done this, I was greeted with a screen that asked a few fairly easy to answer questions about my health. The next step involved uploading my Nevada Driver’s License (a state I.D. will also do) and entering my payment details. The evaluation costs $79 if you want a one-year recommendation or $99 for a two-year recommendation.
Please note that the title price doesn’t include state fees for MMJ card registration. To be fair, NuggMD points this out on its website. Once you get approved, you have to pay $50 to complete the state issued card application for a year, or $100 for two years. Basically, it costs $129 for a one-year recommendation or $199 for a two-year recommendation.
I was nervous at the prospect of speaking to a physician, even one that was online. All of the physicians are approved by NuggMD, and in general, they are quite relaxed about approving your application. For the record, in the state of Nevada, the list of qualifying medical conditions includes, but is not limited to:
- Chronic pain
- Seizures including Epilepsy
- Muscle Spasms including MS
NuggMD suggests that the consultation will usually be done on the same day you apply. I was fortunate because a physician was available within a few minutes. In all, the consultation lasted 15 minutes or thereabouts, and the questions were straightforward. I outlined my symptoms, and before I knew it, my request was approved! It should go without saying that you need a webcam; although you can complete the consultation on your Smartphone.
Although it may take 3-5 business days for the physical copy of your MMJ card to arrive, you will receive an electronic certificate of approval almost immediately, and it is accepted in all licensed Nevada dispensaries.
After you have been approved, NuggMD sends you an email with a PDF document which outlines the steps you need to take to complete your application with the State of Nevada. There is a link on the website that enables you to open an account with Nevada’s Medical Marijuana Program.
Does NuggMD Have an Online Store?
No, but it offers a handy link to all licensed recreational and medicinal marijuana stores in the State of Nevada. If you’re lucky, you will find a dispensary that delivers the weed to your door.
Is NuggMD Safe to Use?
NuggMD is a trustworthy MMJ card provider and has received thousands of positive reviews. The company also offers a 30-day money back guarantee if you’re not 100% satisfied, and you don’t pay if you are not approved.
For the record, the most common reason for rejection is due to lack of information on the application form. You may also have an application rejected if you use a commercial driver’s license, or have certain criminal convictions. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem as if a drug possession charge will hinder your chances.
Once you get as far as the consultation, it should be plain sailing as long as you have a legitimate reason for using medical marijuana. The physicians chosen by Nugg are weed-friendly and need a reason NOT to approve you.
I was also delighted to see that NuggMD has a special ‘Concierge’ service which helps you complete the application correctly.
Final Thoughts on NuggMD
Overall, NuggMD is an excellent service that is fast, efficient, reliable, and affordable. As long as you’re not trying to con the site, it is easy to receive approval. I saw a physician very quickly and was relieved at how easy the process was. It felt like a chat between friends rather than an interrogation. NuggMD has already been a hit in California and New York, and it seems destined to follow a similar path in Nevada.
Official Site: www.nuggmd.com
By the way, you can only receive an MMJ card in Nevada if you are a resident of the state. The card saves you 10% retail tax, allows you to apply aged 18+ instead of 21, and you are allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of flower or 10 grams of THC concentrates or edibles every 14 days.