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Updated on January 28, 2019.  Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer

In order to receive full legal protections of the Nevada medical marijuana law, under NRS 453A, only a patient with a qualifying debilitating medical condition who has applied for the Medical Marijuana program and obtained a valid Nevada Medical Marijuana Program card, is protected from state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana.

The Nevada law established a confidential state-run patient registry, to issue identification cards to qualifying patients. Patients who refrain from joining the registry, or those who are found to possess a greater quantity of cannabis than is legally allowed by law, may argue the “affirmative defense of medical necessity”, if arrested. Legislators have included a preamble to the legislation stating that:

“The state of Nevada as a sovereign state has the duty to carry out the will of the people of this state and regulate the health, medical practices and well-being of those people in a manner that respects their personal decisions concerning the relief of suffering through the medical use of marijuana.” 

In a separate provision, the Nevada School of Medicine, are required to “aggressively” seek federal permission to establish a state-run medical marijuana distribution program.

How Can Help

Our goal is to help people in need of medical marijuana get the medicine they need. To this end, we provide a number of services to our patients.

  • Step-by-Step Guidance Through the Application Process — Nevada’s application process can be confusing and filled with lots of red tape. We demystify the process by taking you smoothly through each step to obtaining your Nevada marijuana card. We’re also here to answer any questions you may have along the way.
  • Statewide Network of Reputable Physicians — Our directory will give you access to a large number of highly qualified doctors practicing throughout Nevada. These physicians are equipped to perform your initial medical marijuana evaluation and write the prescription required for your diagnosis. After that, the same physician can monitor your progress and provide expert advice to help you reap maximum benefit from your prescribed treatment.
  • Competent Health Care at the Click of a Button — Patients can quickly book appointments with a few simple clicks of a button. Our commitment to convenience does not mean we compromise on quality, though. For this reason, our doctors are strictly vetted and certified to ensure they can deliver the high standard of competent, compassionate care you deserve.
  • Wide Range of Useful Information — We’re strong proponents of health education as a vital element of high-quality health care. This is why we’ve made an abundance of information readily available to our patients and doctors. Our database is replete with everything you’ll ever need to know about medical marijuana, including the latest news, case studies, research and legal developments in Nevada.
  • Free Appointment Booking Tool — Booking appointments is always free and easy for patients. You only pay the doctor at the time of your visit. Our physicians update their calendars regularly to ensure the information displayed regarding their availability is always accurate. This makes it easy for patients to conveniently book appointments with nearby doctors in a manner that suits their own schedules.
  • Telehealth Portal — To avoid the hassle of visiting the doctor in person when you only need a consultation that can be conducted online, we offer a Telehealth portal to help make life a little easier. In compliance with Nevada’s Telemedicine laws, this portal enables you to have secure online sessions with your physician at your convenience.

Our goal is to make it easy for qualified patients to get a Nevada marijuana card and reap maximum benefits from treatment. You can start by browsing our Nevada directory to locate a medical marijuana doctor near you today.


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Why Patients Need the Nevada Marijuana Card

This state-issued ID is the only documentation that will exempt patients from criminal charges if they choose to cultivate marijuana for personal use in Nevada. The card also allows registered patients to use, possess and purchase medical-grade marijuana for the same purposes.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Nevada

  1. Patients are required to obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from their primary care physician describing the diagnosis of their qualifying condition – *Learn how to request your medical records
  2. To qualify, a patient needs to be diagnosed by a physician as having one of the following debilitating medical conditions that is specifically identified in the law:
  3. Patients are required to obtain a signed Physician’s Statement from a physician, currently licensed to practice medicine in Nevada – *Find a certified medical marijuana physician in Nevada
  4. In order to obtain a medical marijuana card in Nevada, you must first obtain an application form for the Medical Marijuana Program from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Nevada State Health Division. If you are interested in receiving the application form, then please send a written request, along with a check or money order in the amount of $50 made payable to the Nevada State Health Division. Mail your request to:Nevada State Health Division, Medical Marijuana Program4150 Technology WaySuite 104Carson City, Nevada 89706Phone: (775) 687-7594Fax: (775) 684-4156* Please note: All application requests and changes to existing patient/caregiver records MUST be submitted in writing through the US Postal Service, UPS. or FEDEX only.
    Walk-in service is NOT available.
  5. Your written request must include:
    • The address where the application should be mailed
    • If you have a caregiver, include a request for a caregiver packet
    • If you are requesting an application for someone other than yourself, include that person’s name and address
    • If you are requesting an application for a minor, include a request for a minor release
    • You will NOT be able to obtain a Nevada Medical Marijuana Card if you hold a Commercial Driver’s License.
  6. Follow the instructions on the application form. Once you are approved, the DMV will issue you a medical marijuana card.

Nevada Medical Marijuana Application Forms and Instructions

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Finally, a helpful & informative website! answered all of my medical marijuana questions and helped me schedule an appointment with an accredited doctor in my area.~Susan - Denver, CO