Medical Cannabis has been used in treating or alleviating the pain, nausea, and other symptoms associated with a variety of debilitating medical conditions.
Unfortunately, many individuals who may benefit from Medical Cannabis are either uncertain or unaware of how to obtain access to it.
At Mora Mota Group, we're posting a FAQ list that can help provide insight into the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program.
Frequently Asked Questions
+ What is the NVMMP?
The Nevada Medical Marijuana Program is a confidential state-run patient registry program that was approved by Nevada voters on November 7, 2000.
+ Why was the NVMMP Established?
The NVMMP was created to accommodate patients and caregivers through an Online Registry in order to register as a medical marijuana cardholder.
+ How do I register for the NVMMP?
In order to obtain a patient registry card with the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, the law requires that a licensed health care practitioner certify that the patient has one or more of the qualifying conditions.
+ What are the qualifying medical conditions?
A patient must be diagnosed by a qualifying medical professional for one of the following conditions:
- Cachexia (general physical wasting and malnutrition from chronic disease)
- Persistent muscle spasms (including multiple sclerosis)
- Seizures (including epilepsy)
- Severe nausea
- Severe pain
- Any additional conditions, subject to approval by the Division.
+ Who are the qualified medical professionals?
You may find a local, qualified doctor in your area at WeedMaps.com.
+ Where do I sign up for the NVMMP?
Patients may use the Online Cardholder Registry for initial or renewal applications here. Patients are still required to secure a physician recommendation and sign the waiver and acknowledgment in the presence of a Notary Public.
When all pages of the application are complete, applicants can scan and upload them directly to the NVMMP portal for approval.
+ What NVMMP Applications and Forms do I fill out?
The Department of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) allows patients to register for the program through an online registry:
For patients requesting to submit a medical marijuana card paper application:
The new form requires copies of the front and back of your driver's license or state-issued ID. Print, fill out and mail or deliver the Application Request and $25 to:
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, ATTN: Medical Marijuana Division, 4150 Technology Way, Suite 101, Carson City, Nevada 89706
+ How much cannabis can I posses while registered under the MMMP?
A patient may legally possess up to:
- Two and one half ounces of usable marijuana in any one 14 day period
- Twelve marijuana plants, irrespective of whether the marijuana plants are mature or immature
- A maximum allowable quantity of edible marijuana products and marijuana-infused products as established by regulation of the Division.
+ What about Primary Caregivers Registered under the MMMP?
Your caregiver can be anyone as long as they are over the age of 18 and your physician approves of that person as a caregiver. Please be aware that
- A cardholder may have only one caregiver;
- A caregiver can only be a caregiver to one cardholder; and
- A cardholder cannot be a caregiver to another cardholder.
+ Where can I get more Information?
You may access the DPBH website here.