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Tips for Applying for a Medical Marijuana Card in Nevada

With a licensed doctor’s recommendation, Nevada residents with chronic medical conditions who experience symptoms that limit their ability to go about their daily lives may buy and possess medical marijuana. To be granted legal permission to use cannabis to treat your symptoms, you must obtain a medical marijuana card.

Applying to be a medical marijuana patient in Nevada can be done online through the Nevada registry portal or by downloading and mailing in a paper application. In Nevada, those who have been granted a medical marijuana card can buy and possess more marijuana than those who use it recreationally. You are also exempt from paying the state’s sales tax/excise tax on purchases you make from authorized dispensaries if you are a medical cannabis patient.

The requirements for adult-use medical cannabis, the application process, and advice for getting approved are all covered in this article. Knowing how to apply will help you get your initial application approved so you can start using a medical cannabis card as soon as possible.

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Ensure You Have a Qualifying Condition

Eligible candidates for the Nevada medical marijuana registry must have one of the qualifying medical conditions listed below, in accordance with the state’s marijuana laws:

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • 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
  • Severe nausea
  • Severe or chronic pain

Many of the approved conditions include multiple diagnoses. Your eligibility can be verified by a medical marijuana doctor.

Meet with a Medical Marijuana Doctor

A notarized Attending Healthcare Provider Statement from a qualified Nevada physician is required for all marijuana card applications. Physicians are not required to recommend marijuana, but they may do so if they are in good standing with the board and can issue the form. Your regular doctor might not take part in the program, in which case you’d have to visit a different one.

The best course of action is to consult a licensed medical marijuana physician. These medical professionals are aware of and supportive of cannabis’ healing properties. They will talk about your qualifying condition(s), look over your health history and records, and inquire about your symptoms. The doctor can determine whether cannabis is right for you by hearing from you about how your condition(s) affect your life.

Your physician will give you advice regarding cannabis’s advantages and possible side effects as well as dosages. You can inquire about consumption practices, general safety, and any other topics on your mind. In order to help you get the most out of your experience with medical cannabis, the doctor will help you set reasonable expectations for your treatment.

Apply for and Obtain Your MMJ Prescription

You can submit your state application online using your portal account after getting the notarized Attending Healthcare Provider Statement, or you can mail the paperwork to the Medical Marijuana Registry at 4150 Technology Way, Suite 101, Carson City, NV 89760. Online applications are recommended by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health as they have the quickest turnaround times.

It should be noted that the state charges $50 for a one-year MMJ card and $100 for a two-year card with regard to registration fees/application fees. Additionally, patients under the age of 18 must name a primary caregiver on their applications.

The front and back of your Nevada state identification card (typically a driver’s license), as well as your copy of the physician’s statement must be uploaded with your online application. The demographic information must also be filled out. Your documents can be scanned using a smartphone camera. Make sure all of your photos are legible before submitting your application.

Verify that all required fields are filled out on each page of the application and that all required signatures are included. Applications that aren’t complete must be corrected, which will lengthen the processing time. Your application will be processed by the state in 24 to 72 hours. Upon your approval, a temporary MMJ ID card will show up in your portal account. The postal delivery of the physical card will take between seven and ten business days.

Start Visiting Nevada Dispensaries

Once you have your temporary MMJ card, you can start going to any Nevada dispensary that is authorized by the state. You can find the cannabis products and strains that will best treat your condition(s) by doing some research first. A full list of authorized dispensaries is available online from the Cannabis Control Board. It’s always best to call ahead of time because some dispensaries only serve customers who want to use cannabis recreationally. There are also many dispensaries that deliver.

Every 14 days, cardholders are permitted to buy up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana. To meet the needs of patients, dispensaries offer a variety of goods such as concentrates, edibles, and marijuana flower. As your access will be dictated by your doctor, be sure to discuss consumption techniques with them when you see them.

You will have access to a wider selection of goods as a Nevada resident with a medical cannabis card than people who only buy marijuana for recreational use.

Contact the Sanctuary for Your Nevada Medical Marijuana Card Needs

The Sanctuary team is familiar with the medical marijuana application process and program in Nevada. Your inquiries about eligibility and the application process can be answered by our compassionate staff. The state does not keep a list of active providers or refer patients to doctors like we do.

We can put you in touch with a compassionate medical marijuana physician who can write you a recommendation for medical cannabis. They will carry out an exhaustive consultation and respond to all of your questions regarding medical cannabis. We can also give you advice on the paperwork needed for the state’s application and walk you through each step once you have your Attending Healthcare Provider Statement.

Your application will be approved as quickly as possible if you have your recommendation in place and your other documents in order.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you obtain a Nevada MMJ card.