Obtaining a Nevada medical marijuana card involves a number of steps that must be completed, and numerous regulations that must be followed. In addition, there are specific fees that must be paid at certain points in the process. The following sections help break down the process so that you understand what to do and where to go.
How to get the Nevada Medical Marijuana Card Application Packet
In order to receive a Nevada medical marijuana card application packet you must complete an Application Request Form. A link to this form is available on the official Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health website. A copy of the front and back of your driver’s license or state ID will also be required when the form is submitted.
When the Application Request Form is completed, you will need to submit the complete form, the copy of both sides of your Nevada state identification, and a $25 fee to:
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
ATTN: Medical Marijuana Division
4150 Technology Way, Suite 104
Carson City, Nevada 89706
You can submit the required documents and fee through mail or you can deliver it to the address above in person.
What is in the Application Package?
When you receive the Nevada medical marijuana card application packet it should include:
- The Application Page
- The Attending Physician’s Statement
- The Waiver and Acknowledgment
Other forms that may be included in the packet if requested or required are:
- The Caregiver Application
- The Minor Release Form
- Proof of Nevada Residency
Any physician or notary fees incurred for proper form completion are your responsibility.
Completing the Application Packet
Step 1: Fill out the application page and then sign this form.
Step 2: Take the Attending Physician’s Statement form to your physician to have the form completed. The physician you go to must be a physician in good standing in the state of Nevada who is either an Osteopathic Doctor or a Board Certified Medical Doctor.
Step 3: The Waiver and Acknowledgment forms must be signed and notarized.
Step 4: If a caregiver will be used, the Caregiver Application must be completed and returned with the other Nevada medical marijuana card application packet forms.
Step 5: If the applicant is a minor then the Minor Release Form must be signed and notarized.
Step 6: Include a copy of your state ID or driver’s license, issued by the DMV of Nevada. Include a copy of both front and back in the completed packet.
What to do with the Completed Application Packet
After all of the required forms are completed, and signed or notarized if necessary, the entire packet should be returned to the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health at the address listed above. A $75 registration fee also needs to be paid when the application is returned, either in person or by mail.
The Name Based Background Check
In order to be approved for a Nevada medical marijuana card, a name based background check will be performed on the applicant, and/or the parent or caregiver if applicable. Your name will be checked using the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History. Once this check is complete, the card applicant is either approved or denied.
If a name based check is not sufficient to determine criminal history then you will be asked to provide fingerprints as well. If your background check shows no convictions associated with knowingly or intentionally selling or trafficking a controlled substance you will be approved. If your criminal history involves any of these convictions, your application will be denied.
What to do if your Application is Approved
If your Nevada medical marijuana card application is approved you will receive an acceptance letter in the mail. Once you receive this letter, it must be taken to a state approved DMV office location in Nevada so that you can receive your medical marijuana card. You will receive a list of approved locations with the acceptance letter.
The DMV cost for the Nevada medical marijuana card is $13.50, but this could increase without any advance warning. You can use your acceptance letter to purchase medical marijuana from dispensaries for 14 days from the approval letter date while you wait for your card to be mailed to you. Once you receive your card then you will need to present it at the dispensary each time you make a purchase.