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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Nevada Step By Step

One of the 37 states in the U.S. with a functioning medical marijuana program is Nevada. Residents who meet the state’s requirements can get cards that grant them more legal privileges and easier access to cannabis. Medical marijuana can significantly improve the quality of life for people with debilitating conditions.

Cannabis can treat a variety of symptoms, such as pain, nausea, anxiety, and recurrent muscle spasms, but it cannot cure them. A substantial body of scientific research backs up the effectiveness of medical marijuana treatment, though. It is a practical substitute for traditional interventions that may be ineffective or induce negative side effects.

Every stage of obtaining a medical marijuana card in Nevada is covered in this article. Understanding the state’s application requirements, completing the application, and using the state of Nevada’s online portal are the fastest ways to secure your card.

Continue reading to learn more.

Step 1: Identify Your Qualifying Condition

Only patients with qualifying medical conditions are granted medical cannabis cards in Nevada. The best way to determine if cannabis is appropriate for your situation is to speak with a licensed doctor to confirm your eligibility.

Potential medical marijuana patients in Nevada must receive one of the following diagnoses:

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Severe nausea
  • Severe or chronic pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia
  • Muscle spasms, including but not limited to those caused by multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropathic conditions with or without seizures
  • Opioid dependence or addiction
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizures, including but not limited to those caused by epilepsy

Step 2: Meet with a Licensed Physician

In Nevada, patients are required to consult a qualified doctor who can sign an Attending Healthcare Provider Statement. This document certifies your eligibility for medical marijuana treatment and specifies the dosage and strains of marijuana you may buy.

Because cannabis has not yet been FDA-approved as a treatment, doctors are not required to issue certificates for medical marijuana use. As a result, your doctor might not suggest medical marijuana for you.

The Sanctuary can put you in touch with a qualified Nevada medical marijuana practitioner. Your consultation will be structured like a regular appointment. The healthcare professional will look over your medical history and enquire about the nature and severity of your symptoms.

If you are open and detailed about the nature of your condition and how it affects your life, the doctor will be better able to determine whether or not cannabis can help you feel better overall.

Step 3: Compile Your Paperwork

A signed Attending Healthcare Provider Statement, a filled-out demographics section, and copies of the front and back of your Nevada driver’s license or identification card are necessary for a complete application. These items must be legible.

You can print the state’s application forms and create an account online. The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health also accepts paper applications that are mailed along with the required paperwork.

Verify that these documents are signed and dated before you submit them. When you sign the Provider Statement, you must have it notarized. For the convenience of their patients, many doctors offer public notaries on-site.

You can prove that you are a resident of Nevada by showing a copy of a valid Nevada driver’s license or identification card. Your username for the online registration portal will be your driver’s license number or state ID number.

Step 4: Submit Your Application

You can mail completed applications to the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, ATTN: Medical Marijuana Division, 4126 Technology Way, Suite 100, Carson City, Nevada 89706. Or, you can upload your application through your registry account, then scan and email your documents to mmregistry@health.nv.gov.

You can obtain the speediest approval by applying online. You can use your phone’s camera to take pictures or scan copies of your documents as long as the images are legible. Keep the original copies of all of your paperwork. If the uploaded files are unclear, you may need to rescan and resubmit them.

Until the state receives your application fee, it will not begin processing your request for an MMJ card. With the online system, you can pay with a debit or credit card. Registration is $50 for one year or $100 for two. Your registration term is predetermined by your doctor.

You must list a primary caregiver who is at least 21 years old if you are under the age of 18.

Step 5: Receive Your Medical Marijuana Card

Upon approval, your online portal will make a temporary medical marijuana registration ID card available. You can print it out and use it at any state-licensed dispensary in Nevada to buy a range of cannabis products for adult use, including edibles, concentrates, and more. In Nevada, cannabis for recreational use is legal, but medical users have access to a wider range of products.

The validity of that document will last for 60 days. Within seven to ten business days of your acceptance into the Nevada medical marijuana program, permanent cards will be shipped to you.

Cardholders who enroll in Nevada’s registry are exempt from the state’s recreational marijuana tax and allowed to grow up to 12 mature plants. Medical marijuana cardholders are also permitted to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, per Nevada marijuana law.

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Need Help Obtaining a Nevada Medical Marijuana Card?

The MMJ card application process in Nevada can seem stressful. Fortunately, the Sanctuary is aware of the guidelines for the program and the procedures that applicants must follow. Our staff can respond to your inquiries regarding eligibility and connect you with a qualified medical marijuana doctor.

We can also help you with the application submission process and provide advice on the required paperwork. Our aim is to make sure that our clients can start using medical marijuana to treat their symptoms as soon as possible.

Reach out to us today to learn more.