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Yes, both medical marijuana and recreational marijuana use are legal in Nevada.
Nevada Medical Marijuana Act Question 9
The proposed amendment would:
Assembly Bill 453 (AB 453) contained a provision to make possession of up to one ounce a fine-only misdemeanor, only resulting in criminal charges for a third offense.
Nevada Question 2 Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act
“This ballot measure proposes to amend the Nevada Revised Statutes to make it lawful for a person 21 years of age or older to purchase and consume one ounce or less of marijuana other than concentrated marijuana, or one-eighth of an ounce or less of concentrated marijuana. It would also make it lawful for a person 21 years of age or older to cultivate not more than six marijuana plants for personal use and obtain and use marijuana paraphernalia.
The ballot measure would also allow for the operation of marijuana establishments, which the Department of Taxation would regulate. Regulated marijuana establishments would include marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana testing facilities, marijuana product manufacturing facilities, marijuana distributors, and retail marijuana stores.”
The Nevada law lists the following medical conditions as qualifiers for a medical cannabis card:
With Leafwell, you can get your Nevada Medical Marijuana Card in 4 simple steps:
You must be 18 years old or over to get a medical marijuana card. Those under 18 will need to apply as minors and require a caregiver. Caregivers must be aged 18 or over. An applicant can only have one caregiver, and a caregiver can only provide for one cardholder. Caregivers cannot be medical marijuana cardholders in Nevada. See here for Nevada’s MMJ caregiver rules in greater detail. You can log in or start registration here at the Medical Marijuana Cardholder Registry.
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Yes, telemedicine is legal in Nevada, and you can get certified for cannabis online.
Nevada recognizes medical marijuana cards from other states. Nevada allows for medical marijuana reciprocity.
A medical marijuana card issued by the state of Nevada is recognized by other states with medical marijuana reciprocity laws.
The following states accept or recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards:
However, this does not always mean you can purchase cannabis at a medical marijuana dispensary (non-medical adult use is acceptable) – just that the state’s medical marijuana laws protect you to some extent. It is wise to call the dispensary ahead if you are a medical cannabis patient from another state and intend to purchase medical marijuana.
The qualifying condition usually has to match between states, so if your qualifying condition is accepted in one state and not your visiting state, your recommendation is not necessarily valid. You are also accountable to the visiting state’s medical marijuana laws, not the state that issued your card.
The following states accept out-of-state applications, allowing visiting patients to use medical cannabis for the duration of their stay:
Employers in Nevada can no longer utilize pre-employment drug tests for marijuana. Employers must make reasonable accommodations for an employee’s need to use medical cannabis, as long as the accommodation would not:
(a) Pose a threat of harm or danger to persons or property or impose an undue hardship on the employer; or
(b) Prohibit the employee from fulfilling any of their job responsibilities.
(c) Prohibit a law enforcement agency from adopting policies and procedures that preclude an employee from engaging in the medical use of marijuana.
This is according to Assembly Bill 132 (2019).
Third-party labs test for arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury under the “heavy metals” label. Cannabinoid content and contaminants are also tested for, and yeast and molds are, too. Medical marijuana in Nevada is tested by third-party labs, which are self-policed.
In all states with a medical marijuana program, the only way to purchase medicinal cannabis products is via a legally-licensed dispensary or pharmacy or another legally designated space to buy cannabis. Only those with a legal license to sell cannabis can do so.
All states with a medical marijuana program have some restrictions on where a person can legally use cannabis. Near schools, nurseries, parks, or other places where children are expected to be, using cannabis is illegal. Use of cannabis on or in federal land or buildings, hospitals, or other such healthcare space is also illegal. Private members’ clubs and landowners may also prohibit cannabis use on their property or restrict it at their discretion.
The safest place to use medical cannabis is in the safety of your own home. It is wise to use common sense, generally keep consumption out of public view, and utilize discreet consumption methods wherever possible.