Having a medical marijuana card allows you to purchase medical marijuana and provides legal protection against state prosecution for possession, production, or delivery of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. The law also protects non-cardholders in the vicinity of someone legally using medical marijuana.
No. Medical marijuana card registrations will be stored in a database that only medical marijuana agents (dispensary staff) and law enforcement officials can access. This database is kept strictly confidential and is not viewable by the public, meaning employers, neighbors, family, and even insurance companies won’t know you have a medical marijuana card unless you tell or show them.
Only patients holding a valid medical marijuana card may enter the dispensary. If an individual who does not hold a medical marijuana card accompanies you, he or she may not enter the dispensary.
You may purchase medical marijuana in Nevada as an out of state visitor if you hold a valid, non-expired medical marijuana card issued by the state in which you reside.
You may purchase up to 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana each 14-calendar days.
- Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Cachexia (general physical wasting and malnutrition from chronic disease)
- Persistent muscle spasms (including multiple sclerosis)
- Seizures (including epilepsy)
- Severe nausea
- Severe pain (the most commonly reported condition)
- Additional conditions, subject to approval by the Division
Any medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy that is licensed by the State of Nevada can recommend an individual for a medical marijuana card. Some physicians specialize in making these recommendations. A list of these physicians is provided below:
2619 W. Charleston Blvd, Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Ultimate U Medical
8660 Spring Mountain Rd Suite 101
Las Vegas, NV 89117
You are required to renew your medical marijuana card each year. Approximately two months before your card expires, you will receive a renewal packet in the mail (NOTE: make sure to keep your address current with the Division to ensure you receive the packet). Follow the enclosed instructions to complete the included paperwork and mail it back to the Division.
This is to inform you of two new processes that involve Nevada patients and medical marijuana cards.
NO MORE DMV
Patients no longer need to visit the DMV for card processing. The Division and the DMV interfaced data systems so that patients’ cards will be mailed to them automatically. The MMP has a system in place to accommodate patients who currently have letters of approval, but who have not yet visited the DMV under the old rules. Patients with approval letters dated June 1, 2016 or later will get their cards in the mail. Patients with an approval letter dated May 31, 2016 or earlier will be contacted by the Division.
ONLINE PATIENT REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
Applying, paying for and getting a medical marijuana approval is now available by using the MMP’s Online Registry.
From the Registry homepage (go to http://dpbh.nv.gov and click to the Medical Marijuana Registry), patients can create their own accounts, scan in their driver’s license, and download and print their application. Patients are still required to secure a physician recommendation and sign the waiver and acknowledgment in the presence of a Notary Public. This process requires internet access, a computer, printer and scanner.
When all pages of the application are complete, applicants can scan and upload them directly to the MMP portal for approval. Letters of approval may be provided in as little as 24 hours. Patients may print the letter for use in dispensaries until their card arrives in the mail (see above).
More information about the Registry is located here.
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If you are unsure about the process visit us and we will help you with the online application.
Yes, we are authorized by the State of Nevada to dispense medical marijuana. As part of that authorization, we adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (“Division”) to ensure patient and product safety.