Reap the Benefits of Medical Cannabis with a Nevada Marijuana Card
Nevada’s Marijuana History
Did you know that just a couple years ago in Nevada, getting medical marijuana wasn’t as simple as it is today? Now, you can use NuggMD’s telemedicine platform to complete the entire process online, but for more than a decade, the process was all but impossible. Read on to learn how medical marijuana has become more convenient than ever in the Silver State!
Similar to most states, Nevada’s filled with legal marijuana intolerance. It took 15 years from the passing of Ballot Question 9, a voter medical marijuana initiative, for the first legal medical cannabis sale to occur. That’s right. It wasn’t until Silver State Relief’s 2015 opening in Sparks that Nevadans could access medical cannabis.
Things got rolling a year later with Ballot Question 2, a voter recreational marijuana initiative. The state has also made life easier for potential MMJ patients with several key changes. While both marijuana markets are thriving, the Nevada marijuana card grants many benefits that recreational cannabis users can’t access.
New & Easier Medical Marijuana Rules
Even though Question 2 was a recreational initiative, its passage made it more politically acceptable to ease restrictions on the medical program as well. Recently, the state enacted the following MMJ program changes:
- Potential MMJ patients can now apply for their MMJ card with the state entirely online, and with a telemedicine provider like NuggMD, there’s no more need to make long, annoying trips to the doctor’s office and the DMV to get your card.
- When applying for a Nevada Registry Identification Card you can now opt for a 2 year renewal, meaning you won’t have to go through the (now simple) process of applying annually.
- Reciprocity by permitting out-of-state, government-issued MMJ cards with a government-issued I.D. to purchase in Nevada as well. (Don’t forget it’s still illegal to smoke marijuana in public.)
Benefits & Protections of Nevada’s Registry Identification Card
The Registry Identification Card is the official I.D. of the Nevada medical marijuana program. It guarantees more relaxed rules including:
- Exemption from the 10% retail excise tax that accompanies all recreational marijuana use.
- The ability to use cannabis under the age of 21 for medical treatment.
- A 1.5 ounce increase in the amount of cannabis you can legally purchase and possess. Recreational users are limited to 1 ounce of flower or 3.5g (1/8th) of concentrate.
- Less restrictive cultivation laws. Recreational users can’t grow marijuana within a 25-mile radius of the nearest cannabis retail store. No exceptions. However, medical patients are exempt from this rule and can grow their own plants if they qualify for an exception.
How to Get a Nevada Marijuana Card
You can qualify for the state MMJ program with one of the following medically provable conditions:
- Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
- Cachexia (general physical wasting and malnutrition from chronic disease)
- Persistent muscle spasms (including multiple sclerosis)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Seizures (including epilepsy)
- Severe nausea
- Severe pain (the most common)
Think you qualify? The easiest thing to do is visit NuggMD online using your phone, laptop, desktop or tablet. You’ll find their service stands out as they’ve provided over 300,000 California MMJ recommendations, a feat that has helped build the simplest online platform, form a network of expert cannabis concierges, and offer the lowest price available–only $79 for a 1-year Certified Nevada Medical Marijuana Card or one lasting 2-years for just $99.
You’ll need to submit a copy of your Nevada I.D. or driver’s license, as well as all pertinent medical records. Once you submit the appropriate paperwork and get approved by a qualified NuggMD doctor, you’ll receive an online letter of approval from the state. Most patients get this within 24 hours until the Registry Identification Card arrives.
Pay $50 for a 1-year card application or $100 for a 2-year. This is a mandatory state fee and there are no waivers or refunds. That’s why it’s so important for a NuggMD cannabis concierge to review your application before you submit!
Common Reasons Applications Are Rejected
If you submit incorrect or inaccurate information, possess a commercial driver’s license, or have past criminal convictions equatable with selling drugs, then your application may be rejected.
However, the single most common reason applications are rejected by the state is missing information. If that’s the reason, you can instantly apply again but you’ll need to pay the fee again. It’s a shame to have to pay twice the amount just because a certain section wasn’t filled out properly, but that’s how the Nevada MMJ program operates.
See how easy and affordable NuggMD makes the Nevada marijuana card application process? Take advantage of their online platform and find out if you qualify today!
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