In Nevada, both recreational and medical marijuana is legal for adults. As a patient suffering a debilitating illness, you will have full protection under Nevada Medical Marijuana Law by applying for a Medical Marijuana Card. There may be updates on these laws from time to time, so it’s best to check regularly, especially as recreational laws have changed recently across the U.S, but for now, here’s how to get your card.
1.Get Your Records
Go to your primary care physician and find out how you can obtain copies of your medical records. These must describe details of your diagnosis, of your qualifying condition.
Nevada law specifically states the qualifying conditions are as follows:
- PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Any medical condition or treatment to a medical condition that produces:
- Persistent muscle spasms or seizures
- Severe nausea or chronic pain
You then need to get a doctor’s note. The doctors note has to come from a current Nevada licensed physician, and confirm your need for medical cannabis. You do not need to have a prior relationship with a doctor in order to qualify for a medical marijuana card (MMC). You can be recommended online via telehealth in the state of Nevada, as long as you are from Nevada and your doctor is licensed to practice there. Set up an appointment with Dr. Frank today and see how he can help you!
2. Online Application Form
Before you can obtain your medical marijuana card you must first complete the application process.
You can find the correct application by clicking the link http://dpbh.nv.gov and selecting ‘Patient Registry’. This will take you through to forms and uploads you need to complete. You will also be required to sign the waiver and acknowledgment in the presence of a Notary Public. You can also scan in your driver’s license.
Once all pages are completed, you can upload them to the Medical Marijuana Patient Portal and submit them for approval.
3. Wait for Your Application Approval
Once you have submitted your application, you will be sent a letter of approval. This should be sent to you within 24 hours of submission and can be used in place of your Medical Marijuana Card, until you receive the physical card in the mail.
4. Start Using the Dispensaries of Nevada
Patients can only legally possess a maximum of 2.5 ounces of usable medical marijuana and no more than 12 plants. Nevada residents are only permitted to cultivate privately in specific circumstances.
California has some reciprocity with Nevada, so feel free to book an appointment with Dr. Frank and see what he can do to help you get a Medical Marijuana Card and recommendation. We can take examinations online, too!