- A medical card can save you money on every marijuana purchase.
- See a healthcare provider on your schedule.
- Pay only $99 for your appointment — and get your money back if not approved!
Register online with Leafwell
You can speak to a doctor and qualify for a Nevada medical marijuana card online. The online consultation for a two-year certificate is $99, and you are only billed if approved. If approved, the physician will sign the Waiver and Acknowledgement Forms you must send to us.
Create an Account on DPBH
You will need to create an account and download the Waiver and Acknowledgement Form. These will need to be emailed to us, and our physician will sign them and return the documents within 48 hours.
Complete the Application on the Government Website
Upload the signed Waiver and Acknowledgement Forms to your account on the government website and pay either $50 for a one-year card or $100 for a two-year card.
Receive Your Certificate and Buy Your Medicine
Once the application is complete, you can download a temporary approval letter and buy your medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary immediately. You will receive your medical marijuana card in the mail in approximately 7-10 days. Please note that Leafwell will not be sending you a card – this is the state’s work!
Benefits of Having a Medical Card in Nevada
Adult-use cannabis is legal in Nevada. However, as MMJ cardholders, patients enjoy several advantages over recreational users. Medical marijuana patients may possess up to 2.5 ounces of usable cannabis every 14 days. In contrast adults 21 years and older can purchase only up to one ounce of flower and 1/8 of an ounce of concentrate.
Medical marijuana patients also save 10% in excise tax, which is subjected to recreational marijuana users, only paying 4.6% in sales tax versus 14.6% additional tax.
To apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Nevada, you must be a legal resident of Nevada. Patients must be 18 years or over to apply for a medical marijuana card for themselves.
Can Minors Get a Medical Card in Nevada?
The caregiver program allows minors to access medical marijuana if necessary and assists adults who need help accessing medical marijuana products. Despite being under the legal age limit, children can have a designated primary caregiver apply on their behalf. The caregiver is included in the application process on Nevada’s medical marijuana program website.
Some patients may be eligible for an MMJ Card but unable to apply for one themselves. For example, should the patient be a minor under 18, or if the patient needs assistance accessing medical cannabis, a caregiver can be assigned to complete the process on their behalf.
A caregiver can be added to your account once you have registered with the state. You will need to upload the caregiver’s driver’s license or ID card as part of the application.
- Addiction Treatment
- Anxiety, Panic Disorders
- Autism/Asperger Syndrome
- Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
- Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain
- Eating Disorders (e.g. Anorexia, Bulimia, Obesity)
What You’ll Need to Apply
To apply for your MMJ Card in Nevada, you will need to show your signed certificate, which provides proof of your condition, and identification documents. Gather together the following:
- Photo ID, such as an NV driver’s license or state ID
- Proof that you’re a Nevada resident, such as a utility bill, state correspondence, bank statement, or mortgage or rental agreement
- A signed acknowledgment form and waiver (Leafwell’s physician will sign this once you’re approved)
The initial consultation with a Nevada-registered practitioner via Leafwell’s HIPAA-compliant online consultation service is a flat fee of $99 for a two-year certificate. However, you will only be charged if you qualify for an MMJ Card and our practitioner elects to sign your certificate.
It costs $50 for a one-year MMJ Card and $100 for a two-year MMJ Card, payable to the state. This is a non-refundable fee that patients pay every time they apply. Every time you renew, you must meet with a state-licensed physician via a telemedicine platform like Leafwell and renew your card via the state website. A renewal with Leafwell costs $99.
There is no additional fee for state applications that include a designated caregiver.
Insurance does not currently cover the cost of applying for an MMJ Card in Nevada because cannabis is illegal at the federal level.
Medical Marijuana Reciprocity
Nevada recognizes out-of-state medical marijuana cards. Some other states will also accept MMJ cards from Nevada residents when traveling to visit. Nevada patients should be able to purchase cannabis from the following states:
- Alaska ^
- Arkansas *
- California ^
- Colorado ^
- Connecticut ^
- Hawaii *
- Illinois ^
- Maryland ^ (as of July 2023)
- Michigan (qualifying state must also have reciprocity with Michigan)
- Missouri ^
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey *
- New Mexico * (recreational cannabis is legal in NM)
- New York ^
- Oklahoma *
- Oregon ^
- Pennsylvania (minors only)
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- U.S. Virgin Islands *
- Utah (max. 45 days, after which the patient must apply for a Utah MMJ card)
- Vermont ^
- Virginia ^
- Washington ^
- Washington D.C.
States marked with * require visitors to complete a visiting patient application for the duration of their stay.
States marked with ^ have adult use programs but do not accept out-of-state cards.
Where to Buy Medical Marijuana in NV
The only way to purchase medicinal marijuana products in Nevada is via a legally-licensed medical dispensary or pharmacy or another legally designated space to buy medicinal cannabis. Only those with a legal license to sell medical cannabis can do so.
Patients in Nevada can cultivate medical marijuana if there is no dispensary in the county where they live or if there is no dispensary within 25 miles of their home address. If a dispensary is subsequently opened within these limits, a patient may continue to cultivate cannabis if they do not allow their registration to lapse.
Patients unable to travel due to illness or lack of transportation can also grow their own plants.
Finally, if the available dispensaries do not supply the strain of marijuana necessary for a specific medical condition, a patient can cultivate this strain for medical purposes.
Nevada Medical Marijuana Laws to Know
There are some restrictions on cannabis users in NV.
Cannabis cannot be consumed in a public place, at a detention/correctional facility, or while delivering cannabis to another person. The permissible consumption limit of THC statewide is ten nanograms per milliliter of urine and two nanograms per milliliter of blood while operating motor vehicles.
Driving under the influence of cannabis is illegal (even for medical card holders). Penalties range from a $400 fine, two days in jail, 48-96 hours of community service, a $5000 fine, or up to six years in prison, depending on concurrent offenses.
Operating an aircraft, water ski, surfboard, windsail, or similar device while under the influence is illegal. Possession of a firearm while under the influence is also illegal.
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The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Medical Marijuana Card
Telehealth services like Leafwell make it easy to get a medical marijuana card, but meeting with a cannabis doctor is only the first part of the process.
What Is It Like to See a Medical Marijuana Doctor?
What is it like to see a medical marijuana doctor? Learn more about the process, and what to expect during your Leafwell visit, in our guide.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a Nevada Medical Marijuana certificate and card cost?
Medical marijuana certificate for 2 years = $99 at Leafwell
Nevada application fee = $50 for one year or $100 for 2 years
Plus, now you can sign up with a friend and each save 10% on your consultation with Leafwell.
What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Nevada?
In Nevada, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana certificate and card:
How does the online evaluation process work for getting a Medical Marijuana Certificate in Nevada?
There are three simple steps to seeing a Leafwell provider in Nevada to obtain your medical marijuana card:
1. Create a Leafwell account using a valid email address and choosing a password. You’ll then be asked to complete a brief questionnaire of personal and health information and to either take or upload a photograph of identification (Leafwell is required by law to verify your identity). You will need a smartphone, computer, or tablet with a reliable internet connection and a working camera to be seen by a Leafwell provider.
2. Next, you will be taken to the virtual waiting room where you’ll be connected Leafwell provider for a video chat (i.e., a virtual doctor’s visit). (You will receive a text message to your cell phone when the provider is ready to see you.) During the video chat, the provider will assess your health situation to determine if you qualify for a medical marijuana certification.
3. If you are approved for a medical-marijuana card, you’ll be sent a copy of your waiver and application form which you will need to apply to the state.
How old do I have to be to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Nevada?
You must be at least 18 years of age in order to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Nevada.
Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Nevada?
Yes, medical marijuana patients in Nevada can have a caregiver. Patients must add caregivers to their registry account to generate a caregiver application.
- Minimum age of 18 years old.
- Patients cannot be caregivers unless they are the parent or guardian of a minor patient.
- Patients may have only one designated primary caregiver at any one time. Caregivers may not have more than two patients.
Here’s how the caregiver process works:
- Patients can request an application for their caregiver when getting their own application packet from the Nevada Medical Marijuana Registry.
- The patient can add their caregiver to their account once they have registered.
- Click on the check next to “I will have a caregiver” and the upload prompts will display.
- Follow the same process for uploading the caregiver’s driver’s license or state ID.
- Once the caregiver’s information has been uploaded, the patient will recreate their application with the caregiver’s information.
- Caregivers must complete and submit their application packet.
- Upon approval, a registry identification card will be issued to the designated primary caregiver. The caregiver’s card will expire at the same time as the patient’s.
- There is no fee for the addition of a caregiver.
How do I apply for the state program in Nevada?
After your appointment
After seeing a Leafwell physician, you will need to register with the state to download a waiver and acknowledgement form. After your approval with Leafwell, our healthcare provider will sign these so you can complete your state application. Here’s what you need to do:
- Create an Account – https://mmportal.nv.gov/Account/Login
- Click on ‘Register as a cardholder’
- Upload a photo of the back of your Nevada state ID
- Enter a valid email address and create a password
- Click Register
- Fill out and download the application packet
- Send the paperwork to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ensure you have the following items:
- PDF or JPEG of current Nevada State ID or driver’s license issued by DMV
- Leafwell physician approval
- $50 (1 year) or $100 (2 years) to be paid via Credit Card
Complete an Application
- Log into your account
- Upload the waiver and acknowledgement form to your completed application
- Pay the registration fee via credit card
- 1-year registration term for $50.00
- 2-year registration term for $100.00.
- After you apply
- The state will process your application in 24-72 hours
- You can download and print your temporary card which is good for up to 60 days
- Your permanent card will come in the mail within 10 days