What about Medical Marijuana?
Nevada approves the medical use of marijuana. The general provisions are that a person and/or their caregiver must make an application to the Health Division of the Department of Health and Human Services with appropriate documentation as prescribed by the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 453A.210.
Once the person and/or their caregiver has been approved and issued a Registry Identification Card (Marijuana Card), they have a limited exemption from state prosecution. NRS 453A.300 lays out which actions are still illegal even for Marijuana Card Holder. These illegal actions include:
- Driving under the influence of marijuana
- Possession of a firearm while under the influence of marijuana
- Use of marijuana while in a public place or exposed to public view
- Delivering marijuana to a person who they know does not have a valid Marijuana Card
- Delivering marijuana to any person for consideration
- Possession of a quantity of marijuana, marijuana concentrates or marijuana plants greater than the amounts allowed by law
People who possess medical marijuana cards (or who possess an equivalent from another state that has been approved by Nevada) may purchase medical marijuana from a Nevada medical marijuana dispensary.