To purchase medicinal cannabis in the state of Nevada you must have a valid medical card. Here are the five steps for Nevada residents to receive a medical cannabis card.
To receive a medical cannabis card you need a doctor’s recommendation based on a qualifying condition. The complete list of qualifying conditions can be found in the Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 453A, Section 050.
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Persistent muscle spasms (including multiple sclerosis)
Seizures (including epilepsy)
Additional conditions can be approved by submitting a petition to the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (NDPBH).
Request an application for the Nevada Medical Cannabis Program, run by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (NDPBH) This program regulates and oversees all aspects of medical cannabis in the state.
Option 1: Online
Apply at the Nevada Medical Cannabis Program's website and instantly download your application. Save yourself days or even weeks of waiting for the mail.
Option 2: Mail
Download the Nevada Medical Cannabis Registry Application Request form. Print it, fill it out completely and mail it to the included address along with the $25 fee.
Valid State of Nevada Identification (driver’s license or ID card)
An application packet consisting of:
Waiver & Acknowledgement
Caregiver Application (if needed)
Minor Release Form (if needed)
After you have filled out the application and obtained your medical history, visit a doctor. A Nevada licensed Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) can complete the Physician’s Statement of your application.
Nevada Medical Cannabis Program Application Packet
Medical History (if visiting a new doctor)
Follow the link to view a list of recommended physicians that are familiar with the Nevada Medical Cannabis Program's application process.
The final step to complete your application is signing it in the presence of a notary.
Town hall, city hall, county courthouse
Once you’ve completed the above steps, your application must be sent to the NDPBH for review and approval. The NDPBH will verify completeness, ensure information is accurate, and do a criminal background check.
Completed Nevada Medical Cannabis Program Application Packet
Option 1: Online
The completed packet can be scanned and uploaded directly to the Nevada Medical Cannabis Program's website. If you have used the site to download your application packet, then you already have an account. This is the fastest way to get approval, sometimes in as little as 24 hours.
Option 2: Walk-In
If you live in the Carson City area, you have the option of walking the completed application directly to the offices of the NDPBH. The address is included on the application packet. Make sure to bring the $75 registration fee.
Option 3: Mail
If you do not live in the Carson City area, mail the completed application to the included address along with the $75 fee.
When your application is approved by the NDPBH, you’ll receive a temporary approval letter. This approval letter can be used for 30 days at Sierra Wellness as a valid medical cannabis card while your official card is mailed to you.
If you used the online process, your approval letter will be available to download directly from the Nevada Medical Cannabis Program's website. If you did not, you will receive it in the mail.