Nevada Medical Marijuana Use Registry. What is it?

    Nevada Medical Marijuana Laws
    Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
    Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)

    In Nevada, only patients residing full-time in the state with a qualifying chronic or debilitating medical condition with a valid Nevada Medical Marijuana Registry card may possess and use medical marijuana. As part of the application process, you will need to have your healthcare provider sign the Attending Healthcare Provider Statement. Only healthcare providers who are in good standing with their Nevada Board and licensed to write a prescription for a chronic or debilitating medical condition may sign the Attending Healthcare Provider Statement. To be able to apply for a medical marijuana card, you must have been diagnosed with one of the approved qualifying medical conditions which include, cancer, glaucoma, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), general physical wasting and malnutrition from a chronic disease (cachexia), persistent muscle spasms like ones related to multiple sclerosis, seizures like those associated with epilepsy, severe nausea, and severe pain. Additional conditions may be included if approved by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. Some MMJ doctors offer telemedicine. If you’re interested in this appointment option, please check with your doctor to see if this is a possibility.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA REGISTRY

Yes

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Persistent muscle spasms or seizures
  • Severe nausea or pain
  • Other conditions are subject to approval

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Two and one-half ounces and/or a maximum allowable quantity of edible marijuana products and marijuana-infused products

HOME CULTIVATION

Yes, twelve mature plants. Limits on home cultivation if patients reside within 25-miles of an operating dispensary.

STATE LICENSED MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES

Yes

CAREGIVERS

Yes. A “caregiver” means a person who is at least twenty-one (21) years old who has agreed to assist with a qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana and has qualified for and obtained a caregiver identification card issued by the Department of Health. The Department may limit the number of qualifying patients a caregiver may assist at one time and the number of caregivers that a qualifying patient may have at one time.

RECIPROCITY

Yes

    Nevada Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Cards. How do I get one?

    The Online Cardholder Registry enables Nevada residents to apply for a medical marijuana card online. You will need to have scanning and printing capabilities to complete the application online. As part of the process, you will need to scan and upload your Nevada driver license both front and back, register, create a profile, and download and print the medical marijuana card application. It is necessary that you print and fill out the application, and, when you’ve completed your application, you will need to scan and upload it and pay the registration fee online. As part of the application process, you must sign and date Waiver and Acknowledgement forms. You may also request in writing an application through snail mail. There are rules in place regarding caregivers and legal guardians to minor patients under the age of 18 who may, if approved to do so after an application process, provide medical marijuana treatment assistance to a medical marijuana patient. After your application has been approved, you will be notified via mail or email that you have been accepted into the Nevada Medical Marijuana Registry. If you’re not approved, you’ll receive via certified mail a letter of explaining the reason(s) for denial. A medical marijuana card is valid for one or two years. The length of time your card is valid is determined by your MMJ doctor, and the card must be renewed before the expiration date. As a medical marijuana cardholder, you may also cultivate your own marijuana if certain circumstances exist, including if there is no dispensary in the county where you live or you don’t live within 25 miles of a dispensary, or there was no dispensary operating within 25 miles of where you live when you first applied for your card and have not had a registration lapse, or if you are not able to travel to a dispensary due to lack of transportation or an illness, or the dispensaries in the county in which you live are unable to supply the strain of marijuana needed for your medical condition. It’s suggested that you keep track of your medical marijuana product use, so you may determine which products work best for you National Medical Marijuana Services offers you a patient journal, so you can chronicle your medical marijuana product experiences. This information will prove useful to you as well as enable you to discuss the efficacy of products with your MMJ doctor. Log in to use the patient journal!

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    For more information pertaining to Nevada’s Medical Marijuana Program, including approved qualifying conditions, steps to take the obtain your Nevada medical marijuana card, and FAQs.

    Nevada Department of Health