When was Marijuana approved in Nevada?
The Medical Use of Marijuana law was approved by the Nevada Legislature and adopted in 2001.
The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, allowing recreational use, was approved by vote in 2016 and became law January 1, 2017.
Can people use Nevada medical marijuana cards in other states?
It depends on the state, and the regulations. Currently, Arizona, Delaware, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire and Rhode Island allow patients from other states to use marijuana, but generally not buy it.
Can people use medical marijuana cards from other states in Nevada?
Yes. Nevada is the only state in the country that will recognize medical marijuana cards from other states. Patients from California, Arizona and anywhere else medical marijuana is legal will be able to shop at Nevada dispensaries while visiting.
How much marijuana can each patient buy?
Patients can buy up to 1 ounce of cannabis per visit.
Who can purchase medical marijuana?
In order to purchase medical marijuana you must be a current cardholder or a caregiver.
What is the Nevada medical marijuana cardholders/caregivers program?
The Nevada Medical Marijuana Cardholders/Caregivers Program is a state registry program within the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
What is a caregiver?
A designated primary caregiver is a person who has significant responsibility for managing the well-being of a person diagnosed with a chronic or debilitating medical condition. A Caregiver does not include the attending physician. The caregiver must be 18 years of age or older. Patients may only have one designated primary caregiver.
What do the medical marijuana cards look like?
The cards look very similar to our Nevada state driver’s licenses, including a photograph and hologram. Attempting to create a fake card is a felony.