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If you’re a resident of the “All For Our Country” state – Nevada – and need to get medical marijuana, the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program has been in existence since 2001 and has helped thousands of patients control pain and other symptoms related to certain medical conditions like cancer or seizures.
In order to get medical marijuana in Nevada, a patient has to submit a request in writing for an application packet with a check for $50 payable to the Nevada State Health Division. The written request needs to include:
- The address where the applicant can be reached.
- A request for a caregiver packet if the patient has a caregiver.
- If a request is being made for someone else, the name and address of that person needs to be included with the request.
- If a request is being made for a minor, include a request for a minor release.
The packet also will include a Physician’s Statement which requires a physician licensed with the state to provide proof of medical necessity for marijuana use by the applicant.
Chronic or Debilitating Medical Condition
Like other legal medical marijuana programs, the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program has specific guidelines about the types of medical conditions a patient has to experience in order to qualify. To get medical marijuana, a patient has to suffer from one of the following as documented by a physician licensed by the state:
- Or “a medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces, for a specific patient, one or more of the following:” Cachexia, also known as “wasting syndrome” where the patient experiences physical wasting or malnutrition associated with a particular condition; persistent muscle spasms including those caused by multiple sclerosis; seizures, including those caused by epilepsy; severe nausea; severe pain; or any other chronic or debilitating condition classified as such by the state, or per applicable state laws.
General Facts About the Program
For patients who qualify for the program, he or she may be in possession at any one time of no more than one ounce of marijuana, or three mature plants or four immature plants that are being cultivated. An “Immature marijuana plant” is a marijuana plant with no observable flowers or buds, while a “Mature marijuana plant” has flowers or buds easily observable by “an unaided visual examination.”
- There are 3,430 Nevada residents who hold registration cards as of July 1, 2012.
- For the one year period (July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2011), the department received 1,143 requests for new card applications.
- Most card holders reside in Clark County – 2,325, with the rest in Washoe County (479) and spread throughout the state (626).
- An “attending physician” is defined in the law as a state licensed MD or DO with responsibility for the care and treatment of a person diagnosed with a chronic or debilitating medical condition.
- A “designated primary caregiver” is defined as a person 18 years or older with responsibility for the care and wellbeing of a patient diagnosed with a chronic or debilitating medical condition.
- The Nevada Medical Marijuana Program cannot refer patients to a physician.
- The Nevada Medical Marijuana Program does not refer patients to sources where they can purchase seeds to cultivate marijuana, nor to places where seeds or paraphernalia can be purchased.
All of our information comes from, and will direct you to, that state’s specific governing body. We will not direct you to any 3rd party or otherwise externally collected information. We believe that putting patients in touch with information directly from their state is the safest way of helping people obtain medical marijuara. We’ve sorted through those sometimes laborious state run websites and will guide you to the right sections, forms, applications, applicable rules and laws, and anything else you need to get medical marijuana safely and legally.