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Nevada Medical Marijuana Facts

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. 

Marijuana Statistics and Facts: Medical Marijuana Conditions 

Condition

Number of Patients

Cachexia

116

Cancer

73

Glaucoma

42

HIV/AIDS

38

Severe Nausea

536

Severe Pain

2610

Seizures

51

Muscle Spasms

1436

 Marijuana Statistics and Facts: Patient Distribution 

Region

Number of Patients

Clark County

2108

Washoe County

370

Rest of the State

420

Medical Marijuana Statistics and Facts: Age of Patients 

Age Group

Number of Patients

Under 18

3

18-20

36

21-24

147

25-34

748

35-44

648

45-54

628

55-64

545

Over 65

145