The state of Nevada signed a medical marijuana program into law in 2001. Patients are entitled to possess up to two and a half ounces of usable marijuana and a maximum allowed quantity of edible products as dictated by the governing agency. Patients in Nevada may cultivate up to twelve mature marijuana plants at home, so long as they live outside of a 25-mile radius of a state-licensed dispensary or they grow a strain that no nearby dispensary offers. The Nevada medical marijuana program practices reciprocity so that out-of-state residents with medical cannabis cards have access to the program. An estimated 9,542 patients are currently registered in the state’s medical cannabis program. To obtain a patient cardholder application in Nevada, you must first file a request for a medical marijuana card with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. Applicants must mail a request form and check for $25 dollars to the agency and will, in turn, receive the full application package by mail. Caregivers over the age of 18 can request an application package on behalf of a minor. The medical marijuana program in Nevada currently covers 7 core ailments with room for flexibility.
- Cachexia/ Wasting syndrome
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Persistent muscle spasms or seizures
- Severe nausea or pain
- Other conditions can be approved on an individual basis.
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