Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is cannabis legal in Nevada?

    Yes! Nevada has legalized both recreational and medicinal marijuana in the state.

  • Who can use medical marijuana?

    Only those with valid medical marijuana cards can consume medical marijuana in Nevada. 

     

    In-state residents who have been diagnosed with at least one of the state’s qualifying health conditions can apply for a medical marijuana card. 

  • What are the state’s qualifying medical conditions?

    The qualifying medical conditions for an MMJ card in Nevada are: 

     

    • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Cancer
    • Glaucoma
    • Cachexia
    • Severe pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures, including without limitation, seizures caused by epilepsy
    • Persistent muscle spasms, including, but not limited to, spasms caused by multiple sclerosis

  • Can the Nevada Medical Marijuana Registry refer me to an approved physician?

    No, the Nevada Medical Marijuana Registry cannot refer you to an approved physician, nor are they a referral program of any kind. 

  • How do I register for an MMJ card?

    To register for an MMJ card in Nevada, you must first meet with an approved physician who can certify that you have at least one of the state’s qualifying conditions. From there, you will apply online through the State of Nevada Medical Marijuana Program. 

     

    To register, you will need to submit your physician’s signed recommendation, a copy of a Nevada state ID, and a method of payment for the application fee. 

  • How do I register my minor child?

    To register your minor child through Nevada’s MMJ program, you must do so through the mail. Online applications for those aged 0-17 are not yet available. Instead, contact Nevada’s Medical Marijuana Registry.

  • Do I have to apply online?

    While it is highly recommended to apply online, it isn’t your only option. If you prefer, you can apply through the mail, though the process will take longer overall. 

  • How much does it cost to register?

    When you submit your completed application, you will be asked to pay either $50 or $100, depending on how long your card is valid. One-year cardholders will pay $50, while two-year pay $100.

  • How much cannabis can I possess in Nevada?

    Medical cardholders can possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis or cannabis products every two weeks. Recreational consumers, however, can only possess up to one ounce. 

  • Where can I consume medical marijuana?

    All cannabis consumption in Nevada must take place in private residences where permission has been given. Consumption in public places of any kind is illegal in Nevada. 

  • Can I grow weed at home in Nevada?

    Nevada allows for at-home cultivation only if you fall under one of the following categories:

     

    • There are no licensed dispensaries within 25 miles of your residence 
    • There was not a licensed dispensary within 25 miles of your residence during the initial MMJ card application
    • If you cannot travel to a dispensary due to illness or lack of transportation
    • If the dispensaries in your area are unable to supply you with the exact strain you need