It’s been over two years now since the Nevada Legislature passed the law that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivators to start serving the needs of those patients who have been not so patiently waiting. The Nevada medical marijuana laws have been a bit confusing to many of those involved and to onlookers.
Dispensaries are beginning to open and some of the patient’s needs are being met. Nevertheless, the Nevada medical marijuana laws combined with new businesses in their infancy have made things go a little slower than was expected.
To help understand more about the Nevada medical marijuana laws we have put together some important references and information.
Nevada Medical Marijuana Laws – References and Resources
Nevada State Legislature laws regarding the use of medical marijuana: Chapter 453 – Medical Use of Marijuana. These general provisions provide many different definitions including:
- Cultivation facility
- Edible marijuana products
- Independent testing laboratory
- Electronic verification system
- Medical marijuana establishment
- Registry identification card
- Marijuana-infused products
- Medical marijuana establishment agent registration card
Proposed Medical Marijuana Regulations and Information
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) website has information regarding Medical Marijuana Establishments and the Medical Marijuana Patient Cardholder Registry. The Medical Marijuana Establishments page has much helpful information including the NAC 453A Proposed Regulation Changes, 12-22-2015.
According to DPBH, as of December 16, 2015 there are nine Southern Nevada Certified medical marijuana open dispensaries.*
Southern Nevada Certified Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
- Euphoria Wellness
- Nevada Wellness Center
- Las Vegas Releaf
- Inyo Fine Cannabis Dispensary
- Nevada Pure
- Nevada Medical Marijuana (two locations)
- The Source
- The Apothecary Shoppe
*Update January 31, 2016. There are now 10 open medical marijuana dispensaries in Southern Nevada. Click here to stay updated and view new lists published by DPBH.
The Nevada medical marijuana laws are quite clear about the qualifying conditions. They are:
- Severe pain or nausea
- PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder
- Persistent muscle spasms or seizures
- Other conditions are subject to approval
As of July 2015, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health Medical Marijuana Program show there to be 9,542 active patient cards and 672 active caregiver cards.