How do I get a Medical Marijuana Card in Nevada?
The State of Nevada has legalized cannabis for medicinally treating chronic or debilitating conditions. To purchase medical marijuana, a patient must first pass an evaluation from a certified doctor. This may seem daunting; however, our licensed physicians are here to guide patients through the process. Through the Las Vegas Pain Relief Center, our doctors guide those suffering from chronic and debilitating conditions through the process of obtaining a medical marijuana card.
Do I qualify for medical marijuana treatment?
Medical Marijuana can be legally used in the State of Nevada by Nevada residents of any age (provided that minors have a signed release form and a designated caregiver) to treat the following conditions:
- Cachexia (severe weight loss due to disease or medical treatments)
- Chronic or Severe Pain
- Epilepsy (and other chronic seizure conditions)
- Persistent Muscle Spasms (including Multiple Sclerosis)
- Severe Nausea
- Additional medical conditions specifically approved by the Department of Health and Human Services
Don’t hesitate to schedule an evaluation if you believe that you suffer from, or have been diagnosed with, one of these debilitating medical conditions, and if you think that medical marijuana may alleviate your symptoms.
To ensure that our physicians give you the best chance of getting treatment, you should provide them with all previous medical records that support your diagnosis. With recent medical records and any other documents, such as prescriptions and doctor’s notes, you will receive a discount off the total cost of the evaluation. To obtain the records, contact the hospital and/or physician’s office which previously treated you.
Prior medical records are not required for an evaluation, they are used only to help support your case and make it easier for our doctors to diagnose you. If you don’t have any medical records, or are unable to acquire them, you can still be evaluated and receive your medical marijuana card from us.
How do I apply for a medical marijuana card after the evaluation?
After our doctors successfully evaluate and recommend patients for medical marijuana treatment an application must be submitted to the Nevada Medical Marijuana program. Residents can use the online registry from the Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) to apply, no snail-mail required. If you don’t have an account for the Nevada MMP, you can register and create one here. A valid Nevada driver’s license or ID card scan is required as proof of state residence.
If you are unable to use the MMP website to apply, for any reason, you can print your application form here and mail it in to:
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
ATTN: Medical Marijuana Division
4150 Technology Way
Carson City, Nevada 89706
The MMP also has an official phone line for any questions regarding the application process at:
If you are registering for the Nevada MMP by mail, include a $25 check payable to the Nevada State Health Division and a photocopy of the front and back of your Nevada driver’s license or ID card.
Our Las Vegas medical marijuana doctors are happy to help guide our patients through the application process and will happily answer any questions during or after the evaluation, so don’t forget to book your appointment!
Having a Nevada medical marijuana card allows possession of 2.5 oz. of marijuana at any time. Also, the card holder can legally grow up to 12 cannabis plants. The card must be renewed annually and requires re-evaluation by our certified doctors or any other qualified doctors. The patient or caregiver must notify the Nevada State Health Division by mail or by fax with any changes to:
- The designated caregiver (if one is present)
- The patient or caregiver’s address or phone number
- The patient’s medical status
- Any Subsequent Criminal Convictions of the Patient or Caregiver
- Patient Death
- Failing to comply with the above list is against the law and has serious penalties.
Certain restrictions apply to the use of medical marijuana. Under Nevada law, you cannot drive, fly, sail or possess firearms in public while under the influence of marijuana. You cannot smoke marijuana in public view or public spaces. With a medical marijuana card, it is still illegal to sell your marijuana to others. You do not have to notify your employer or landlord that you have a medical marijuana card. If you believe Medical Marijuana is the right choice, then don’t hesitate to schedule an evaluation with us today!