Curious about working with medical cannabis? If you live in the state of Nevada you may be able to apply for a Nevada Medical Cannabis Card. That’s great news for anyone dealing with any of the symptoms or disorders that cannabis use can put to an end or just help with. If cannabis can help you live a better life, we highly recommend you look into getting your Nevada medical cannabis card.

After all, the benefits of medical cannabis continue to be researched and documented as cannabis use for health reasons continues to grow more mainstream and less stigmatized. However, before you make the choice to apply, it’s best to know the pros and cons. To know what you’re up against. And to determine what’s right for you. With that said, here’s everything you need to know about how to apply for a Nevada Medical Cannabis Card.

Are You Eligible for a Nevada Medical Cannabis Card?

In order to be eligible for a Nevada Medical Cannabis card, you must meet certain requirements. It’s not as easy as you might think. And to be honest, considering that Nevada offers recreational cannabis, you have to weigh the pros and cons of doing so and see if it’s truly worth it for you. However, if you’re dead-set on it and you feel it’s the right move for you, then here are the things you’ll have to do.

You will go through a multi-step process of filing the proper state documents, doctor’s evaluation, and DMV paperwork. Below we will break down what you need to do, step by step, in order to qualify for a medical cannabis card. First of all, in order to obtain a Nevada medical cannabis card, you must be a citizen of the state of Nevada. You cannot apply for a medical card if you are visiting as a tourist. 

In order to apply, you have a qualifying disabling or chronic condition. These conditions include the following: cancer, HIV or AIDS, Epilepsy or other illnesses that trigger seizures, Glaucoma, Multiple sclerosis, or other persistent muscle spasms, PTSD, chronic or crippling pain, cachexia, and severe nausea. Addiction to opioids, anorexia, anxiety, auto-immune disorders, autism, and neuropathy can also qualify you for a Nevada Medical Marijuana Card.  There may be other additional conditions that are specified by the department of health and human services as well. There are no age restrictions so long as a parent or designated caregiver is able to sign a release form for the minor patient.

After Your Medical Assessment 

Once you’ve been assessed and found to have any of the above disabling or chronic conditions, the next step is to fill out the state application to become a Nevada medical marijuana patient. You can obtain the form in writing by sending both a written request and a $25 check that is made payable to the Nevada State Health Division.  You can also mail your written request to the following address: 

Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
ATTN: Medical Marijuana Division
4150 Technology Way Suite 104
Carson City, Nevada 89706

If you have additional questions or concerns, you can call the Nevada State Health Division for more information at the following number: 777-687-7594

Be sure to include the address where you would like the application mailed when you submit your written request. If you’re a primary caregiver, you’ll need to request a caregiver packet, and if that packet is on behalf of someone other than yourself, you will need to include that person’s name and address as well. If that person is a minor, you will also need to request a minor release form for them. Individuals that have a commercial driver’s license are ineligible when it comes to obtaining a medical marijuana card in the state of Nevada.

Follow the Detailed Instructions Carefully If You Want a Nevada Medical Cannabis Card

In order to complete the application process, you must follow all the instructions on the application to the letter. If you mess up, the state will reject your application. You will also need a physician’s recommendation and confirmation before the application process can be completed.

When your application arrives for you to fill out, you will need to locate a doctor who is qualified and willing to recommend cannabis as a treatment for their patients. You will want to bring your medical records to your appointment so that your doctor can confirm your disabling or chronic condition. Most doctors will require a fee for this service, and the prices will vary depending on the physician.

So, You’ve Completed Your Nevada Medical Cannabis Card Application 

Once you’ve completed your application, the next step is to forward all the documents along with the doctor’s recommendation to the Division of Health. The Division of Health will check to verify your doctor’s status, so make sure you do your research before choosing a physician. If you have any past convictions for selling controlled substances, you will be disqualified from obtaining a Nevada medical marijuana card. There is a section of the application that will require you to obtain and send in your fingerprints. In doing so you are giving the department of health permission to conduct a background check based on your fingerprints. This process usually costs around $20. If you are renewing your registration for a Nevada medical marijuana card there is a fee of $75, which will need to be included when submitting your application packet. 

It’s a good idea to make copies of all the paperwork you’ve completed to save for your own personal records. After your application has been submitted, you can expect to hear back from the state within 30 days. You will be notified as to whether you’ve been approved or denied. If you’ve been approved by the Nevada State Health Division, you’ll be ready to take the final steps in obtaining your medical marijuana card in Nevada. You’ll be able to get your card printed at the Nevada DMV.

What Are the Benefits of Being a Nevada Medical Cannabis Card Holder?

As a Medical Marijuana cardholder in the state of Nevada, you’re permitted to possess up to 2.5 oz of cannabis. Cannabis is legal for recreational use in the state of Nevada for people over 21 years of age. There are some advantages to having a medical marijuana card. It gives you an advantage in terms of offering you greater legal protection and higher limits in terms of the quantity of cannabis you are allowed to possess. Conversely, recreational users are only allowed to purchase up to 1 oz of cannabis flower or ½ ounce of cannabis concentrate each day. That may sound like a lot. However, if you’re dealing with some serious medical issues, it might not be enough for you. And that’s not all! Recreational users are subject to an additional 15% excise tax. Medical Marijuana cardholders are exempt from paying this tax. 

Even though you have a Nevada Medical Marijuana card, that doesn’t mean that you are protected from Nevada laws that prohibit the use of cannabis while driving or operating other vehicles. It is still illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis or to consume cannabis while driving. As a medical marijuana participant, your identity is confidential. In other words, it’s not subject to discovery, inspection, or subpoena by the general populace.

Nevada law proclaims that county jails, state prisons, correctional facilities, and juvenile detention programs are not obligated to administer medical marijuana to cardholders. This means that you can’t access your medication. If you’re taken into custody and flash your medical marijuana card, this will not change a thing. Additionally, you can’t get any Nevada insurance carriers to reimburse the cost of your medical cannabis.

Important Things To Remember

Out-of-state patients who obtain medical marijuana cards legally in their home states are legally allowed to access medical marijuana dispensaries in the state of Nevada based on Nevada laws. Things have gotten a bit better over the years. However, the system is still working out some bugs and the steps required to obtain your medical marijuana card may seem a little arduous. Especially knowing that you will need to renew your card over the years, but going through these extra steps affords you extra legal protection. It also gives you access to stronger doses of medicine that can provide much-needed relief to many debilitating and chronic conditions.

In the end, there’s a lot that goes into getting your medical cannabis card in Nevada. There are positives and negatives. However, if you’re determined to do so, then we say GO FOR IT! After all, there are some real perks. You can get the medicine you need access to in larger quantities, and at lower prices than the general public. Additionally, some dispensaries will let you stack discounts. For example, if you’re a veteran or a senior citizen, you may be able to get three discounts in one! But that’s all up to each respective dispensary.

So, with all that said, we wish you luck in your Nevada medical cannabis card application process and hope that you’re able to receive one without complications. Then, you’ll be on your way to accessing a larger selection of products, higher dosages, and get it all at a pretty sweet price point!


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Additionally, we care about quality and the effects our products have on people’s lives & health. OMG THC use only CO2 and ethanol extraction methods. We NEVER use butane or other petrochemicals to extract our oils. We want our products to be easy on the body and safe for our team to make.

Our products are simple and they are great. From the cannabis oils, we use to the packaging and the varieties of our products. Finally, and best of all, our edibles are damn delicious! In other words, if we wouldn’t want to eat them, we aren’t going to sell them to anyone else. We NEVER cut our concentrates with anything – period! EVER! We use top-of-the-line C-Cell hardware – always. We ensure quality and purity.

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