In 2000, the state of Nevada passed Question 9, which allows qualified patients to use medical marijuana to alleviate their symptoms. Would you like to know how to get medical marijuana in Nevada? Read on for a step-by-step guide.
Step 1: Be Diagnosed with a Qualifying Medical Condition
In order to use medicinal cannabis under Nevada medical marijuana law, you must be diagnosed with one of the following medical conditions: Cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy or other seizure disorder, or spasticity disorders; intractable pain; glaucoma, either acute or chronic; Crohn’s disease; Hepatitis C; or any disease, including anorexia, which results in nausea, vomiting, wasting, appetite loss, cramping, seizures, muscle spasms, and/or spasticity, when these symptoms are unrelieved by standard treatments.
Step 2: Get a Marijuana Recommendation from a Qualified Physician
The next step in becoming a medical marijuana patient in Nevada is to obtain a written recommendation (also known as marijuana prescription) from a physician licensed in the state of Nevada stating that that marijuana “may mitigate the symptoms or effects” of your debilitating condition. Looking for a qualified doctor? MarijuanaDoctors.com can help. We have the largest and highest quality database of medical marijuana doctors in all legal states. Find a medical marijuana doctor in Nevada here.
Step 3: Get a Cannabis Card
Once you’ve obtained a physician’s recommendation, you may now register with the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program to receive a medical marijuana card. To obtain the application form, send a written request along with a check or money order in the amount of $50 made payable to the Nevada State Health Division to:
Nevada State Health Division
1000 East Williams St., Ste. 209
Carson City, NV 89701
Step 4: Grow Your Own Marijuana
Now that you have a marijuana card, you can now legally grow and consume your medicine under NV marijuana law. Nevada’s marijuana laws do not allow you to buy or sell marijuana nor does it allow for dispensaries to operate in the state. The law only allows qualifying patients and designated providers to possess medical marijuana. You or your caregiver may possess up to one usable ounce and seven plants, three of which may be mature. You may use affirmative defense to argue that greater amounts are medically necessary.