Medical Marijuana in Nevada
In 2000, voters in “The Silver State” passed a measure that decriminalizes the use of medical marijuana for qualifying patients. Under the current law, users may have up to an ounce of medical marijuana and grow up to seven plants.
Under Nevada’s medical marijuana law, patients may be recommended marijuana for the following conditions:
- Any other chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition which produces for a specific patient one or more of the following, and for which, in the professional opinion of the patient’s physician, such condition may reasonably be relieved by the medical use of marijuana: Cachexia, Severe pain, Severe Nausea, Seizures or Muscle Spasms
How to Apply For a Medical Marijuana Card in Nevada
To apply for a medical marijuana card in Nevada, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be a Nevada resident and possess proof of residency
- You must obtain your medical records, which show that you have been diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition.
- You must submit an application, along with written documentation from your physician that claims you stand to benefit from the medical use of marijuana.
Once you have gathered your medical records and written documentation from your physician, you must submit an application for the Medical Marijuana Program with the Nevada State Health division, along with a $50 application fee. You can request an application from the Nevada State Health Division, Medical Marijuana Program at the following address:
4150 Technology Way
Carson City, Nevada 89706
Patients in the state of Nevada must annually renew medical marijuana recommendations, and then resubmit paperwork to get a patient card.