Resources for Medical Cannabis Patients and Recreational Cannabis Users in Nevada
In Nevada, recreational cannabis use has been legal since 2016, while medical cannabis was initially legalized in 2000. If you want to learn more about cannabis use in Nevada, we’ve answered some of the most common and pressing questions you might have.
New Nevada Medical Cannabis Patients
How Do You Get a Medical Cannabis Card in Nevada?
To receive a Nevada medical cannabis card, you’ll need to be diagnosed with one of the qualifying conditions. It’s worth noting that the list of qualifying conditions and illnesses looks short, but this is misleading. Instead, there is a major caveat in this list that allows for any chronic or debilitating medical condition (as determined by a physician) to qualify an individual for a medical cannabis card. Unsure whether you qualify? Speak with your physician, as they will be able to provide you with their professional assessment.
The list includes:
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Muscle spasms (including multiple sclerosis)
Seizures (not limited to forms of epilepsy)
Severe and/or chronic pain
Conditions related to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
A neuropathic condition, whether or not such condition causes seizures
Additional conditions specified by the Department of Health and Human Services
To begin obtaining your medical cannabis card in Nevada (assuming that you qualify), you’ll need to create an account with the state’s Online Cardholder Registry. You will then be able to complete and submit an application request form, as well as a photo of your state-issued ID and a $25 fee.
Make sure to fully fill out your application once you receive it. You will then need to send it to the Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), including written documentation from your physician. To submit this application, you will need to pay an additional fee of $75.
Where Do I Go to Apply for a Patient or Caregiver Medical Cannabis Card in Nevada?
To begin applying for a medical cannabis card in the state, you’ll need to request an application through the Nevada Medical Cannabis Cardholder Registry. Your completed form will then be sent to the state Division of Public and Behavioral Health.