• Basics of the Nevada Law

Nevada passed a law to legalize medical cannabis in 2000 through Ballot Question 9 that received 65% of the vote. The law allows qualifying patients to possess 2.5 ounces of therapeutic marijuana. Patients are allowed to cultivate 12 plants. Nevada residents who wish to obtain cannabis for medical use must submit a “Nevada Medical Marijuana Registry Application” that includes a Physician Statement that he or she suffers from one or more qualifying medical conditions. Currently you can use marijuana medical ID cards from other states to obtain Nevada cannabis.

  • Fees

Anyone applying for a therapeutic marijuana card must pay a nonrefundable $100 fee for application and processing. The annual renewal fee is $75. Parents must register to serve as the caregiver for minors submitting applications for marijuana use in Nevada and pay a $50 application fee. Minors also require signatures from two certifying physicians that he or she suffers from a qualifying medical condition and the risks and benefits of therapeutic cannabis have been explained.

In-order-to qualify as a medical cannabis patient in the state of Nevada a resident must suffer from one or more qualifying medical conditions.

  • Caregivers

Any patient who needs assistance with obtaining or administering cannabis for medical purposes can designate a caregiver who must also apply. A patient must indicate whether he or she will utilize a caregiver at the time of application for a cannabis medical identification card. Minor patients must have a primary caregiver. Caregivers pay no application or annual renewal fee and can only assist 1 registered cardholder.

  • Physicians

Physicians who are interested in making recommendations for marijuana treatment in Nevada must possess a current and unrestricted state medical license. They must also be primarily responsible for the care and treatment of the patient’s debilitating medical condition. There is no special training that is required before a physician can recommend marijuana as medicine.

  • Qualifying Medical Conditions

In-order-to qualify as a cannabis patient in the state of Nevada a resident must suffer from one or more qualifying medical conditions. These conditions include cancer, glaucoma, HIV or AIDS, cachexia or severe weight loss, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, muscle spasms, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If you need more information about the law or licensing process visit the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program website.