No appointment is necessary! Just log on and create your account any time between 8am and 10pm any day, including weekends. Answer a handful of simple questions and then meet your new medical marijuana physician in just minutes.
Once you've been approved for your recommendation, you'll get an email with instructions for the state registration process. Just download your state application and forward it to email@example.com. The doctor will sign it and send it back to you in just 24 to 48 hours.
Once you correctly submit your application, the state will process it within 24 to 72 hours. Once approved, you'll receive a temporary card that you can print out and use until your permanent card comes in the mail.
You must have one of the qualifying conditions in order to qualify for a Nevada Registry ID Card. Nevada's list of qualifying conditions is fairly limited compared to other states. Here are the conditions currently accepted by the Division:
Even if you live in a part of Nevada that allows recreational cannabis, there are still some benefits to be had from getting your MMJ card.
Higher marijuana purchase limits and product potencies
Holders of an MMJ Card in Nevada may purchase up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis at a time, whereas recreational users can only buy an ounce. This can save extra trips to the dispensary.
In addition, residents of Churchill County and Fallon can take advantage of their local medical-only dispensaries instead of driving to the nearest recreational outlet.
Medical marijuana patients can also buy higher potency products. Adult-use products are limited to 100mg of THC per item. Medical products can have up to 1,000mg of THC.
Immediately you can see that having an MMJ Card simplifies the minefield of legal restrictions you’d otherwise have to navigate.
Medical marijuana patients get a huge tax break
Nevada charges a 10% cannabis excise tax and a 4.6% sales tax on all adult-use cannabis sales. This amounts to roughly a 15% markup on recreational sales. Medical marijuana patients don't have to pay the 10% cannabis excise tax. They only pay the 4.6% statewide sales tax. That's a savings of $10 for every $100 spent at the dispensary! Note that local governments may impose local sales and cannabis taxes as well.
A Nevada MMJ evaluation with NuggMD costs just $79, and a 2-year registration with Nevada's Medical Marijuana Registry costs just $100, or $50 per year. With this discount, the registration will pay for itself for any MMJ patient who spends over $1,300 per year on their medical marijuana.
Access for Patients Under 21
Recreational cannabis is limited to consumers aged 21 and over. Younger patients with qualifying medical conditions can only access cannabis through the state's medical marijuana registry.
Cultivate your own marijuana
Recreational consumers in Nevada can only grow cannabis if they live more than 25 miles away from the nearest dispensary. However, if you're a medical marijuana patient and are too ill or unable to travel, you can grow your own cannabis even if you live within 25 miles of a dispensary.
You can enjoy all of these benefits for yourself with our incredibly simple process and professional doctors. Provided you qualify, you can get your Nevada Medical Marijuana Card online in 24 - 72 hours for just $79. If you still have more questions about the process, check our FAQ at the bottom of this page or contact our friendly team!
In Nevada, “Telemedicine” or “telehealth” allows for the provision of Medical Marijuana Cards. What that means for you is that, rather than heading to a physical doctor’s office to apply for your card, you can do it entirely online. You can research, apply for and receive your MMJ Card entirely online without ever having to leave the house.
That makes getting an MMJ card online faster, easier, more convenient, and in many cases, also cheaper in the long term. Using a quality service like NuggMD, you can have your NV MMJ Card in just one to three days.
NuggMD Nevada patients receive a $79 one-year or $99 two-year medical marijuana certification from a Nevada fully-licensed physician. And renewals are fast and easy!
Telemedicine offers one thing a doctor's office cannot. You won't be sitting in an uncomfortable and public waiting room, and your medical records are protected by HIPAA and local law.
Even after you've received your certification, you can reach out to the NuggMD for help. They'll walk you through the process.
We accept AmEx, Visa, Mastercard and Discover, and our payment processor is secure and safe. You'll only be charged for your evaluation if you're approved.
NuggMD has extended hours for your convenience. Our team is available from 8am till 10 pm 7 days a week so you can see the doctor when it's most convenient for you.
Every day, our team members help patients navigate their medical marijuana certification process from the comfort of home. Their passion is ensuring access for those who need it.
Medical marijuana became legal for medical use in Nevada by ballot initiative in 2000, and legal for recreational use by ballot initiative in 2016. Even though recreational use is legal in the state, the medical marijuana program is still vital because many areas of the state ban recreational cannabis sales. And unlike Californians, it's illegal to grow cannabis unless the person lives more than 25 miles away from a state-licensed dispensary.
The medical marijuana legalization initiative required two consecutive votes to pass -- the first in 1998 and the second in 2000 -- because it was a constitutional amendment. It received 59% of the vote in 1998, and 65% in 2000. Once the measure was approved, AB 453 was passed to create the details of the program. The bill also defelonized possession, which was a relief to Nevada MMJ patients because before this bill passed, it was a felony to carry any amount of cannabis in the state.
Despite medical marijuana's early adoption in Nevada, commercial businesses that sold cannabis to patients weren't available for more than a decade. The only way to obtain cannabis was to grow it. It was also so slow and difficult to become a patient that one Las Vegas resident filed a lawsuit against the state for their foot-dragging approach to approving patients.
Commercial distribution finally became possible in 2013 with SB 374. Now that commercial medical cannabis is available, new patients that live within 25 miles of a dispensary in their county can't grow cannabis unless they're approved for a special strain that can't be found or are too ill to travel.
It's actually very simple and easy to become a medical cannabis patient in Nevada. It only takes a few steps. Simply click the "Get Started" button and create an account. You'll then chat face-to-face with a physician and once you're approved, you'll start your state application process with the Medical Marijuana Cardholder Registry.
Once the state approves you, you'll get an email with a temporary card that you can print out and use right away. This card is good for up to 60 days. Your permanent card will be mailed to you in a few days. You can choose between a 1 year, or 2 year registration option.
A patient may designate one person as their primary caregiver. Their caregiver must register with the department as well. A patient may only designate one caretaker at a time.
The caregiver must be at least 18 years old and have significant responsibility for the registered patient's care and well being. The caregiver can only be a caregiver to one patient at a time and they can't be a medical marijuana user themselves.
Once caregivers are approved and issued a Registry ID Card, they can only possess up to 12 plants and can produce, possess or deliver no more than 2.5 ounces of cannabis in a single two week period. But neither the patient nor the caregiver can cultivate unless there is no reasonable dispensary access within 25 miles.
NuggMD patients receive a notification when the time for a renewal evaluation is approaching. It's a good idea to start the process a couple of weeks before the ID is set to expire so there is no lapse in coverage. This is even more important if you have a caregiver since they won't be able to re-register until you do.
Simply head over to NuggMD.com/Nevada and log in to your account to request a new appointment.
Medical marijuana patients are allowed to possess more cannabis than recreational patients. In each 14 day period, medical patients with valid Registry ID Cards can purchase and possess:
The rare patient that needs more than this can request a higher limit from the Division.
In contrast, recreational users are only allowed to possess/purchase up to one ounce of flower, or concentrates up to 1/8 ounce, or edibles edibles containing up to 1,750 total THC.
Nearly ¾ of Nevada's population lives in Clark County, with the rest of the state consisting mostly of desert. Roughly 86% of the state's land is owned and run by the federal government for both civilian and military services.
Nevada only had a population of about 110,000 in 1940, but legalized gambling and lenient marriage laws created a population boom. It is now home to more than 3 million residents.
There's more to Nevada than just Las Vegas and The Strip. Tourists and locals alike love to go tubing on the Truckee River, explore the caves at Great Basin National Park, swimming at Lake Tahoe, skiing at Mt. Charleston, or on a cruise at Lake Mead. And for those who just can't get enough of Vegas, the city is now home to the (formally) Oakland Raiders. The Las Vegas Raiders will be playing their first game at Allegiant Stadium in Fall 2020.
No matter what type of MMJ you’re consuming, there are endless ways you can safely enjoy the effects. Here are some of our top picks here in Nevada to give you some ideas.
No matter how or where you choose to venture, be sure you’re doing it in a safe, responsible manner. Never drive under the influence and remember, public consumption is illegal. Instead of driving, consider taking a taxi or booking a Las Vegas cannabis tour!
The High Roller Ferris WheelIf you’re looking for an ideal spot for some downtime away from the intensity of Las Vegas, you've got to try the High Roller Ferris Wheel! There's no better view of Vegas! You'll catch a bird's eye view from 550 above the Las Vegas Strip. This observation wheel is the largest in North America. You'll see the expansive desert panorama as the wheel takes 30 minutes to complete a revolution.
Anytime tickets start at $34.75 and happy half-hour tickets starting at $60.
The Vegas Strip
Still the beating heart of Nevada, the Las Vegas Strip provides a sensory experience in and of itself with endless activities and excitement. You can gamble the night away or enjoy America's finest dining experience. Top the night off with world-famous acts like Bruno Mars, Carrot Top, Blue Man Group, Chris Angel, David Copperfield, and Penn & Teller. The entertainment possibilities alone provide a reason to come back to Vegas again and again.
If crowds aren't your scene, consider a self-guided tour in Reno. This tour of Reno's downtown starts near the Reno Arch, and can be started, stopped, and completed on your own time. You'll have lifetime access to the tour from your smartphone, so you can take it again and again as you learn about Reno's strange history. It takes roughly 45 to 60 minutes to complete the tour and costs only $5.99 to download the program to your Android or iOS phone.
The Hoover Dam Comedy Tour is an all-day activity. You'll be picked up in a VIP luxury bus with a bathroom so all you have to do is enjoy yourself. A professional comedian guides you through this famous monument to American ingenuity. You can walk on top of the dam, see the powerplant, and learn more about this fabulous feat of engineering while laughing till your sides split. A sit-down hot lunch is provided, and you even get to stop by the Las Vegas Sign for a photo on the way. Tickets are $95 for this 6.5 hour day tour, and you'll be given a ticket to the LA Comedy Club, a $40 value, at the end of the trip. That's a lot of comedy bang for your buck!
Burning Man only happens once a year, but it's a world-renowned event. Set in the otherworldly environment of the playa in the Black Rock Desert, thousands of artists and creative minds gather to transform the bleak landscape into a thriving metropolis of the weird. For nine days, the desert blooms with electric art displays, live music, and some of the most inventive costumes you'll ever see. Bring your tent or camper, sense of creativity and self-reliance because there are absolutely no services in this remote area. Burning Man devotees are known to plan their yearly trip months in advance, preparing elaborate RVs geared for desert survival and enough food and water to feed extra people if needed. When the festival's over, the landscape returns to a pristine, empty wasteland as if the city had never existed.
It's a wild trip -- a once-in-a-lifetime experience -- and weed is always welcome in Black Rock City.
Here are a few important things to remember when using marijuana in Nevada.
If you're under 21, using cannabis without a medical marijuana card is a crime. You could face a $1,000 fine or even up to 6 months in jail.
Driving under the influence of cannabis is just as illegal as driving under the influence of alcohol. You could lose your license and even face jail time.
You can't take your cannabis home with you over state lines. It's still illegal under federal law and, therefore, can't be taken out of the state without becoming subject to federal jurisdiction.
Recreational users should limit themselves to less than 1 oz. of flower, ⅛ ounce of concentrates, or the equivalent in edibles. Registered medical marijuana patients can possess 2.5 times that amount.
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Yes. You must have one of the following conditions in order to qualify for a Nevada Registry ID Card:
NuggMD's physicians are fully-licensed for the state in which they provide medical marijuana recommendations. Just head on over to NuggMD.com and create your account today.
You'll need the following documents to apply:
1) Proof of Oklahoma residency, which can be satisfied by one of the following:
2) Proof of identity, which can be satisfied with one of the following:
3) A clear, color, digital photo of your full face
4) Your Adult Patient Physician Recommendation Form dated within 30 days of application submission
5) Your Medicare or Sooner Care card or proof of veterans status if you're applying for the discounted application fee of $20.
Medical marijuana users are allowed to possess more than adult use consumers. Patients with a Registry ID Card can have up to two and a half ounces of flower in a two-week period, or concentrates that contain up to 10,000mg total THC.
Absolutely. "Purchase requires bona fide documentary evidence of the majority and identity of the recipient issued by a federal, state, county, or municipal government, or subdivision or agency thereof." (NRS 453D.100 (b)(2))
Nevada has some limited protections now for medical marijuana patients who are seeking a job. A.B. 132 prohibits employers from refusing to hire a person just because their pre-employment drug screen is positive for medical marijuana. Certain types of employers are exempt though. Employers subject to federal drug-free workplace laws, employers for safety oriented jobs and those who have collective bargaining agreements that allow or require testing are examples of exempt employers. If you're in doubt, you should ask about your prospective employer's testing policies.
Yes. Your tenancy with your landlord is a contract, and Nevada's law won't interfere with that ability to contract. Specifically, NRS 453D.100(2)(c) says "The provisions of this chapter do not prohibit a person who occupies, owns, or controls a privately owned property from prohibiting or otherwise restricting the smoking, cultivation, processing, manufacture, sale, delivery, or transfer of marijuana on that property."
You can buy/have one ounce of flower, or ⅛ ounce of edibles or concentrate containing up to 1,750mg THC total. NRS 453D.110
Only people who live more that 25 miles away from a retail store can cultivate in Nevada. Those people can cultivate 6 plants per person, with up to 2 people on the same property. NRS 453D.110
You can give away up to an ounce of flower or an eighth of concentrate as long as you take absolutely no remuneration for it. RS 453.D110
If you're caught smoking in public or a car, you're subject to a $600 fine and a misdemeanor charge.
No. You're required to prove that you're a resident of Nevada to get a Registry ID Card. Fortunately, Nevada recognizes cards from other states. So if you have a medical marijuana card from your home state, you can present it at a medical dispensary. Be sure to call ahead to ensure this dispensary is willing to take your state's card.
Family doctors are often not willing to talk about medical cannabis as a viable treatment option. This isn't because they don't care. Many of them just don't know enough about recent medical marijuana research and the potential benefits of cannabis for certain conditions. This isn't really something they teach about in medical schools, yet. Most medical schools won't even teach much about the endocannabinoid system. (This is the group of nerves and receptors that respond to cannabinoids.)
NuggMD's physicians are well-versed in recent cannabis research and are proud to help ease access to cannabis for those who need it. They are fully licensed in the state for which they are evaluating patients, and are always happy to share their knowledge with their patients. So don't be afraid to ask your doctor plenty of questions!
When you see your doctor through NuggMD, you won't have to wait in a crowded waiting room. You can go through the entire process, from evaluation to state registration from the comfort and privacy of home. And your medical records are always protected by HIPAA and state law.