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Nevada Medical Marijuana Card FAQ

How do I set up an appointment to get my Nevada Medical Cannabis License?

Setting up an appointment is simple. You can book online using the link below, or give us a call at 702-428-0000 or 775-428-0000 today to get pre-qualified and we schedule an appointment for you on a day and time that fits your schedule. 99% Approval Rate: Money Back Guarantee! If you don’t qualify, you don’t pay!

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How To Get A Nevada Medical Marijuana Card in Las Vegas

If you are wondering how to get your Nevada Medical Marijuana Card, It’s important to understand the process of getting a marijuana card varies from state to state. Each state has their own unique set of laws and requirements patients must meet to be considered eligible. The State of Nevada requires patients to be evaluated and recommended medical marijuana by a licensed and qualified physician. After being recommended, patients must enroll in the Nevada Marijuana card registry program. The process is simple and our knowledgeable staff is ready to guide you each step of the way.

How can I obtain my medical records?

Call your physician or the hospital where you have been treated and tell them you want copies of your medical records. They will tell you the process and typically have you sign an authorization to fax to them. Dr. Reefer can also help you obtain your medical records, so your Nevada Marijuana Card Doctor appointment goes smoothly.

What medical documentation should I bring?

It is important for you to bring any medical documentation that supports your diagnosis. This includes recent medical records, prescriptions, physician’s notes, MRIs or any other documentation that you think can help.

What if I cannot retrieve my medical records?

Dr. Reefer will assist you in retrieving your records.

Do you accept insurance?

Currently there are not any Las Vegas Marijuana Doctors in the Nevada that accept insurance.

Will my name be on a state or federal list?

We consider your privacy the utmost importance and follow HIPAA guidelines to ensure patient privacy. You will only be registered with the Nevada State Health Division.

Caregivers: As a patient, you and your designated primary caregiver are allowed to produce marijuana. You are only allowed one primary caregiver at a time. Your caregiver must be at least 18 years old, have significant responsibility for managing your well-being, and be officially designated as your primary caregiver. If you want a designated caregiver, make sure to request a caregiver packet when you request an application from the Division of Health.

Consumption: The medical marijuana law does not protect a patient who uses their medicine while driving or operating a boat. Nor does the law allow you to medicate in any place exposed to public view. Be safe, and if possible, use your medicine in the safety of your own home.

Age Limits: If you or a patient you are inquiring about is a minor, then you should include a request for a minor release in your request for an application from the Division of Health. A patient under the age of 18 must have a signed statement from his or her parent or legal guardian saying that the parent will be the patient’s designated primary caregiver and agrees to control the acquisition of medicine, the dosage, and frequency of use.

Housing: The Nevada medical marijuana law does not specifically address whether or not you can be evicted because you are a patient with an ID. Nothing in the Nevada law specifically addresses whether or not a person can be a patient and live in subsidized housing. If you live in housing funded by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Nevada law will not protect you and you may be subject to eviction because medical marijuana is not protected under federal law. Nevada’s medical marijuana law states that no correctional facility, including a county jail, state prison, or juvenile detention center, is required to accommodate a medical marijuana patient.

Confidentiality: The list of patients with IDs is confidential and not subject to subpoena, discovery, or inspection by the general public.


 

How does the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program work?

FREE CONSULTATION! Call 702-428-0000 or 775-428-0000 to get your Nevada Medical Marijuana Card today.

This cannabis license allows you to grow 12 plants and possess 2oz 24/7 without being arrested. After our Las Vegas Marijuana Doctors have determined your eligibility for medical marijuana, (if you have a qualifying medical condition) you will receive a 90 day Marijuana Doctor Recommendation and online patient verification number before you leave our office. Book your appointment to see our Las Vegas Marijuana Doctors, and get your Medical Marijuana Recommendation today. Serving Las Vegas, Summerlin, Green Valley, Henderson, and all of Nevada!

Can state or local police arrest me for using medical marijuana in Las Vegas, Nevada?

Once the Nevada State Health Division admits you into the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, and as long as you abide by their strict guidelines (discussed in later questions), then neither you nor your caregiver can be prosecuted in Nevada for marijuana possession, cultivation, trafficking, possession of paraphernalia, or aiding and abetting with the possession and production of marijuana. However, if you or your caregiver ever strays from these guidelines, then you may be prosecuted for possession and related crimes. (NRS 453A.200)

Furthermore, being admitted into the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program doesn’t diminish your responsibility to follow public health and safety laws: You may never sail, fly or drive under the influence of medical marijuana, you may never possess a firearm in public under the influence of medical marijuana; and you may not even go on an amusement park ride if you’re under the influence of medical marijuana. (NRS 484.379, 488.400, NRS 493.130, NRS 202.257, NRS 455B.080)

Can federal authorities arrest me for using medical marijuana in Las Vegas, Nevada?

Yes, but chances are the feds will not come after you. Although the federal government still fails to recognize the legality of medical marijuana programs and may therefore arrest you for possessing medical marijuana in Nevada, no card-holding member of the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program has been arrested yet!

Currently, the Drug Enforcement Administration is focusing its efforts on large-scale drug traffickers, not individuals and their caregivers licensed by their state to use medical marijuana. So as long as the state of Nevada has granted you the right to use medical marijuana, you probably won’t face federal prosecution.

How do I apply to use medical marijuana in Las Vegas, Nevada?

FREE CONSULTATION! Call 702-428-0000 or 775-428-0000 to get your Nevada Medical Marijuana Card today.

Dr. Reefer will guide you through this entire process, order your paperwork, help you fill it out, doctor recommendation, etc. We take the stress and fear out of obtaining your Nevada Medical Marijuana Card in Las Vegas.

Do I need a physician to apply to the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program. If so, can the program recommend one to me?

Yes, you need a Las Vegas Marijuana Doctor licensed in the state of Nevada to recommend you for the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program and to sign off on your application. The Nevada State Health Division does not make any medical assessments with regard to your application: Only a Las Vegas Marijuana Doctor makes the determination whether you suffer from a disease protected under the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program. Dr.Reefer has licensed Las Vegas Marijuana Doctors.

What medical conditions qualify me for the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program?

As long as you follow the application procedure for the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program (explained in the question above), you will almost definitely be granted membership if your Las Vegas Cannabis Doctor found that you suffer from one or more of the following medical conditions:

AIDS
cancer
glaucoma
multiple sclerosis
epilepsy
PTSD or any condition that causes muscle spasms, seizures, severe nausea, severe pain, or cachexia (disease-caused weigh loss and malnutrition)

If your medical condition is not listed above but you believe it deserves protection under the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, you may petition Nevada’s Department of Health and Human Services by filling out and sending them this form. (The form contains the address to mail it to.) (NRS 453A.050)

May I have a caregiver to help administer my medical marijuana in Las Vegas, Nevada?

Yes. Each member of the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program can designate one (1) and only one primary caregiver to help administer the medical marijuana.

Who can qualify as my designated primary caregiver for the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program?

Your designated primary caregiver can be anybody over the age of eighteen (18) and approved by your physician. However, the designated primary caregiver cannot also be a medical marijuana user. And the designated primary caregiver may have only one (1) medical marijuana patient. (NRS 453A.080, NAC 453A.150)

What if I don’t have the money to apply to the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program?

Unfortunately, the Nevada State Health Division won’t waive your application fee if you can’t afford it, and health insurance companies won’t cover it. Dr. Reefer accepts all major credit cards.

May I use medical marijuana in Las Vegas, Nevada, while I’m waiting to hear whether my application to the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program has been approved?

Once the Nevada State Health Division receives your application and determines it’s complete, you will receive a temporary approval letter good for thirty (60) days. The letter allows you to possess medical marijuana in compliance with the program’s guidelines pending final approval. If law enforcement questions your right to possess the marijuana, present them with a copy of your application and temporary approval letter. (NRS 453A.210)

We make getting your Nevada Medical Marijuana Card easy. Book your appointment online today. After our Las Vegas Marijuana Doctor has determined your eligibility for medical marijuana, (if you have a qualifying medical condition) you will receive a 90 day Cannabis Doctor Recommendation and online patient verification number before you leave our office. (Patients who do not have a card or who possess more than the laws allow can still be prosecuted, but are allowed to raise a medical necessity defense. Given that these protections are very limited and do not apply to federal law, Nevada marijuana patients should be cautious when using medical marijuana in Las Vegas.)
Don’t gamble with your freedom, set up your appointment today- Call 702-428-0000 or 775-428-0000 now!!!

If I’m approved for the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, is it good for life?

No. If you are accepted into the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, your membership lasts only one (1) year. If you think you’ll still require medical marijuana for longer than a year, you should reapply before the year is up. You go through the same application procedure as before. (NAC 453A.130) Our Las Vegas Marijuana Doctors will guide you through the renewal process.

Why would my application to the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program be denied?

The most common grounds for the Nevada State Health Division to deny you membership into the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program are the following:

Providing false or incomplete information on your application
Not providing proof of your qualifying medical condition
Not providing proof that you’ve consulted with your physician about using medical marijuana
If the physician backing your application is not licensed or not in good standing
If you are under eighteen (18) years old and your parent or guardian did not sign the required statement for your application
If you or your designated primary caregiver has ever been convicted of selling drugs
If you or your designated primary caregiver has ever possessed drugs in jail or delivered drugs to someone in jail
If you’ve failed to follow any other regulations mandated by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
If the Nevada State Health Division has ever previously prohibited you from ever obtaining a Registry Identification Card.

If my application to the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program is denied, may I reapply?

If your application to Nevada’s Medical Marijuana Program is denied, you may reapply after six (6) months have passed since the date you were denied. But if your application was denied solely because it was incomplete, you may reapply right away. (NRS 453A.210)

If you are accepted into the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program but your membership is revoked, then you may not reapply for another twelve (12) months. (NRS 453A.225)

To increase your chances of being approved for medical marijuana, strongly consider retaining our Las Vegas Marijuana Doctors to help you with your application.

If I’m accepted into the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, how do I obtain medical marijuana? Can I get a prescription?

Gaining membership into the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program is a lot more straightforward than gaining access to the medical marijuana itself. Strangely, even though the Nevada State Health Division can approve your use of medical marijuana, they may not tell you how to get any. And since marijuana is still considered illegal in the United States, no Las Vegas Marijuana Doctors can prescribe it to you (even the physician who recommended that you take it in the first place), nor can any pharmacist fill a prescription for you. Dr. Reefer is not a dispensary. We do not advise anyone on how to obtain or produce medical marijuana. We only help legal residents of Nevada (with a valid Nevada ID/Driver License as proof of residency) apply for the Nevada medical marijuana program.

How much marijuana does Nevada’s Medical Marijuana Program entitle me to possess?

If you are accepted into the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, you and your designated primary caregiver (if you have one) may possess up to (2.0 oz.) of usable marijuana total–you cannot each possess 2.0 ounces of marijuana. (NRS 453A.200) Usable marijuana usually refers to seeds, dried leaves and buds, or any kind that’s immediately ready to be smoked. Usable marijuana does not include the stalks and roots of the plant. (NRS 453A.160)

In addition to the 2.0 ounces of usable marijuana, you and your caregiver may together possess up to twelve (12) mature marijuana plants total. (NRS 453A.200) Mature marijuana plants are blooming, whereby its flowers or buds may be seen without visual aid. Immature marijuana plants are not yet blooming. (NAC 453A.080)

Does the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program entitle me to grow marijuana in Las Vegas, Nevada? And if so, how much?

Yes. As explained in the previous question, if you are accepted into the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, you and your designated primary caregiver may possess up to twelve (12) mature marijuana plants total.

Mature marijuana plants are blooming, whereby its flowers or buds may be seen without visual aid. Immature marijuana plants are not yet blooming.

If I apply to the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, does my information remain private?

Yes. The Nevada State Health Division maintains the confidentiality of all applicants to the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, including the identity of the medical marijuana user, the user’s designated primary caregiver, and the user’s Las Vegas Marijuana Doctor.

However, if state or local law enforcement ever questions your lawfulness in possessing medical marijuana, the Department of Health and Human Services may release your information to them to verify whether you’re registered with the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program.

What changes in my life do I have to notify the Nevada State Health Division about once I’m registered with the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program?

If you are a patient registered with the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, it is your responsibility to report the following changes to the Nevada State Health Division within seven (7) days of the change:

your change of address or phone number
your change in medical status
if you’ve received new criminal convictions
if you’ve changed your designated primary caregiver, or if you no longer have a caregiver

If you are a designated primary caregiver registered with the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, it is your responsibility to report the following changes to the Nevada State Health Division within seven (7) days of the change:

your change of address or phone number
your patient’s change in medical status
if you’ve received new criminal convictions
if your patient dies
if you are no longer the patient’s designated primary caregiver

You may mail in the changes, fax in the changes, or bring the changes in person to:

The Nevada State Health Division
4150 Technology Way, Suite 104
Carson City, Nevada 89706
Fax: (775) 687-7595

The office’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Once the Nevada State Health Division receives your changes, they will mail you a written confirmation. If you’ve changed caregivers, then you must return the old caregiver card within seven (7) days of this confirmation. If you do not inform the Nevada State Health Division of these changes, you may face civil and criminal penalties, and you may be disqualified from the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program.

May minors apply to the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program?

Yes. Minors under eighteen (18) suffering from the chronic or debilitating diseases listed in question 6 are just as eligible for a Registry Identification Card as are adults suffering from the same ailments. The only difference is that the minor’s custodial parent or guardian must sign a “minor release” form in his/her application, and that custodial parent or guardian must act as the minor’s designated primary caregiver.

Instructions for obtaining an application for Nevada’s Medical Marijuana Program as well as a “minor release” form are explained in question 4.

Do other states recognize medical marijuana users from Nevada?

YES. If you are a card-holding member of the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, whether you may bring marijuana to another state or possess it in another state depends on that state’s laws. Consult with a cannabis criminal defense attorney in the state to which you’re traveling to learn your legal rights.

Are all my caregivers protected from prosecution if I’m accepted into the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program?

No. You may designate only one (1) primary caregiver in your application for the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, and this caregiver is the only other person besides yourself who may produce and possess the medical marijuana. (When you request an application to the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, be sure to ask for a “caregiver packet,” as explained above)

May one person serve as a caregiver to more than one medical marijuana users in Clark County, Nevada?

No. In the same way that a medical marijuana cardholder may designate only one primary caregiver to produce or possess medical marijuana, a caregiver may not take on medical marijuana duties for more than one patient at a time.

May a designated primary caregiver get paid for administering medical marijuana in Nevada?

NO. A caregiver may not charge money or any other form of payment for the service of producing or possessing medical marijuana. If the caregiver does charge, then he/she can be charged with the Nevada crime of marijuana sales. (NRS 453A.300)

Should I tell my employer if I’m registered with the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program?

Use your best judgement! You should consult an marijuana lawyer to advise whether you should inform your employer if you’re registered with the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program. If you wish to have the Nevada State Health Division inform your employer on your behalf, you can contact them in writing at:

The Nevada State Health Division
4150 Technology Way, Suite 104
Carson City, Nevada 89706
Fax: (775) 687-7595

Are Nevada employers required to accommodate the medical use of marijuana in the workplace?

No. Unfortunately, employers in Nevada are not lawfully required to make medical cannabis accommodations for employees.

If I’m renting my home or live in subsidized housing in Las Vegas, Nevada, do I have to tell my landlord that I’m in the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program?

There’s no law requiring you to inform your landlord if you’re a legal medical marijuana user. However, since marijuana is an illegal drug, your landlord may try to evict you if you’re found out. Consult with a cannabis criminal defense attorney to discuss your rights and protections.

Does my medical insurance cover medical marijuana in Las Vegas, Nevada?

I haven’t heard of one accepting insurance for a Nevada Medical Cannabis License, so probably not… But it doesn’t hurt to check with your individual insurance company to make sure. Since medical marijuana is still considered an illegal drug in the United States, unfortunately medical insurers are not lawfully required to pay or reimburse you for any costs associated with medical marijuana.

Are doctors who recommend the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program to their patients protected from disciplinary action in Clark County, Nevada?

Yes. The Nevada Board of Medical Examiners cannot take disciplinary action against a Las Vegas Marijuana Doctor merely for advising a patient about medical marijuana.

May I share my medical marijuana with other cardholders in the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program?

Yes. Share does NOT mean sell! If you are registered with the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, you may share your medical marijuana with other card-holding members of the Nevada Medical Marijuana program as long as no money or other payment is exchanged for it. If you do sell marijuana to other cardholders for money, you can be arrested for the Nevada crime of marijuana sales. (NRS 453A.300)

What if authorities catch me or my designated primary caregiver in possession of medical marijuana and we’re not carrying our Registry Identification Cards?

If you or your designated primary caregiver are found in possession of marijuana but are not carrying your Registry Identification Cards, you might be arrested. However, the case should be dismissed as long as you can show that you’re registered with the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program and you are otherwise in compliance with the law.

Can I get in trouble for being near someone who is legally using medical marijuana?

No. You can’t be prosecuted for constructive possession, conspiracy or related criminal offenses merely for being in the vicinity of a card-holding medical marijuana user. But be careful. If you are at a location where the Las Vegas police seize marijuana, cannabis, reefer, weed, cbd or thc infused edibles, or other drugs, they could mistakenly allege that these items belong to you.

May I smoke medical marijuana in public if I’m registered with the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program?

NO. If you are registered with the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, you may not possess or use your medical marijuana in a public space or in public view. (NRS 453A.300)

May I sell my medical marijuana to others if I’m registered with the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program?

NO. If you are registered with the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, you may not sell your medical marijuana to anyone. You may not sell it to other members of the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program either. If you do, you can be arrested for the Nevada crime of marijuana sales. (NRS 453A.300)

What should I do if I lose my Registry Identification Card?

If you’re registered with the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program and you lose your Registry Identification Card, call the Nevada State Health Division at (775) 687-7594 right away.

How can I withdraw from the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program?

If you’re registered with the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program and wish to withdraw, you must mail the Nevada State Health Division the following items:

a letter informing them of your wish to withdraw
your Registry Identification Card
if you have a designated primary caregiver, his/her Registry Identification Card

Use the following mailing address:

The Nevada State Health Division
4150 Technology Way, Suite 104
Carson City, Nevada 89706

Once the Nevada State Health Division receives your letter, they will write back a confirmation that you’re no longer registered with the program. It is your responsibility to inform your designated primary caregiver that you’re withdrawing. If you are not on good terms with your designated primary caregiver, you can ask the Nevada State Health Division to write them a letter asking they return their card.

After you withdraw from the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, you can always reapply.

What other states have medical marijuana or cannabis programs?

Other states that have medical marijuana or cannabis programs (which may be very different than Nevada’s) are: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.