Do You Qualify for a Nevada Medical Marijuana Card?
Medical marijuana use has been legal in Nevada since 2001. The law established a confidential patient registry to issue identification cards to patients. A Nevada medical marijuana card is required to visit our Las Vegas dispensaries. We want to make it as easy as possible for our patients to receive the treatment they need.
To complete the first step of getting a Nevada medical marijuana card, patients need to have a recommendation from their doctor. You can visit your family doctor or other Nevada medical marijuana doctors throughout the state. Your doctor can help you understand the steps to go through and forms to fill out in order to obtain your medical marijuana card in Las Vegas.
There is no age limit for obtaining a Nevada medical marijuana card as long as a release form is signed, and a primary caregiver is designated.
To qualify as a medical marijuana patient in Nevada, you must have one of the following conditions:
- Severe pain
- Severe nausea
- Persistent muscle spasms
- Another condition approved by the Department of Health and Human Services
Sending in a Card Request
Once your condition is established and confirmed by a doctor, your next step is to fill out a Nevada Medical Marijuana Registry application form. Send the application along with a $25 check to the Nevada State Health Division.
If you are not the patient, request a caregiver packet or minor release along with the name and address of the patient you are representing.
Receiving Your Nevada Medical Marijuana Card
You no longer have to visit the DMV for card processing. After you apply, the MMP will contact the DMV and mail your card to you automatically. You may begin visiting our dispensaries right away.
Online Application and Registration
Not only are you no longer required to go by the DMV, but you can now apply for your card online. Visit the Medical Marijuana Patient Online Registry to create an account, scan your driver’s license, and download and print an application.
After completing the application, scan and upload it, along with a physician’s recommendation and waiver signed in the presence of a Notary Public. A letter of approval will be sent to you. Letters of approval may be sent within as little as 24 hours. Print the letter of approval to use as a temporary card until your card arrives in the mail.
Out-of-State Medical Marijuana Access
Las Vegas is a very popular tourist destination, and because of that, inter-state reciprocity is important for medical marijuana patients. Nevada is the only state to recognize out of state medical marijuana cards. With an ID from the same state as the medical marijuana card, patients are welcome to register and shop at our local dispensaries.