Nevada Medical Marijuana Laws, Qualification Guidelines, and ID Card Information
The State of Nevada has a legalized medical marijuana program, which allows you to receive a marijuana recommendation from a certified physician, apply for a State-issued Medical Marijuana ID Card, and grow and/or purchase marijuana for medicinal use per state guidelines. We have compiled the following index of information to serve as a library to our users for legal reference of their Nevada’s laws and guidelines regarding Medical Cannabis.
Please click a corresponding link to find out more about your Nevada’s Medical Marijuana Program.
Find out Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Nevada in our definitive guide of Nevada’s qualification guidelines. Read up on medical conditions that are covered under Nevada’s medical marijuana program, age restrictions, criminal conviction restrictions, and more.
Nevada Medical Marijuana Laws
Read Nevada’s Full Medical Marijuana Laws to gain full specific knowledge of Nevada’s exact legal guidelines without interpretation. We suggest that you print Nevada’s Full Medicinal Marijuana Laws for use with our MyDoc program in order to provide your physician full insight into Nevada’s laws for his knowledge.
Nevada Medical Marijuana Card
Find out how to obtain a Nevada Medical Marijuana Card with our guide to Nevada’s state medicinal marijuana ID program. Some states require that you obtain your card prior to obtaining your medicine, so read here first to ensure that you know Nevada’s requirements.
Nevada Medical Marijuana Statistics and Marijuana Facts
Nevadans voted to implement a medical marijuana program in 2000 when Ballot Question 9 passed with a commanding 65% of the vote. The measure came into effect on October 1st 2001 and allowed individuals with a doctor’s marijuana recommendation to register and receive a medical marijuana card. Patients and/or caregiver are allowed to posses up to one ounce of usable cannabis and grow up to 7 plants. The Nevada Marijuana Health registry is responsible for managing the medical marijuana program, processing the mandatory registrations and gathering the statistics and facts about marijuana in Nevada.
Nevada Medical Marijuana Facts 2011
- The latest marijuana data from Nevada indicates a total of 2898 current patients with medical marijuana cards. As of January 2011 there were 311 applications pending.
- Only 56 caregivers held marijuana cards for these patients.
- Thus far, 200 Nevada doctors have signed medical marijuana recommendations.
- Between February of 210 and December 2010, there was an explosion in the number of medical marijuana applications. In fact, marijuana card applications by new patients between July 2010 and January 2011 amounted for almost half of the program’s total (1358).
- A curious Nevada medical marijuana fact is that the state’s DMV issues its marijuana cards.
- Most common conditions reported: 2610 Nevada patients report severe pain as their qualifying condition, followed by 1436 who report muscle spasms and 536 for severe nausea. All conditions defined by the law are represented.
- The majority of marijuana cardholders are located in Clark County (2108 patients)
- Medical marijuana statistics show that 3 Nevada patients are minors and that some 70% are actually over the age of 35.