Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Nevada
On November 7, 2000, Nevada legalized medical marijuana when 65% of the populace voted yes on Question 9!
Ballot Question 9 was approved on November 7, 2000 by 65% of voters and took effect on Oct. 1, 2001. Although Medicinal cannabis was legalized on November 7th, 2000, the first medical marijuana dispensaries were not opened until the summer of 2015.In 2013, more than a decade after voters approved a medical marijuana initiative, the Nevada Legislature finally allowed for safe, regulated access to medical cannabis. In addition to allowing medical cannabis dispensaries, the revised law provides protections for some out-of-state patients and increases cultivation and possession limits. Unfortunately, it also prohibits some patients from growing their own medicine.
Quantity of Marijuana
Qualifying patients are only allowed to possess not more than 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana, in a 14 day period and 12 marijuana plants. However, patients can have more than required ounces when their physician, through documentation, renders it necessary that they use more than legal possession amount.
Treatment of Illnesses in Nevada
Qualifying medical conditions include: AIDS; cancer; glaucoma; and any medical condition or treatment to a medical condition that produces cachexia, persistent muscle spasms or seizures, severe nausea or pain, and PTSD. Other conditions are subject to approval by the health division of the state Department of Human Resources.
License & Supply
The Medical Marijuana Law allowed 66 dispensaries to grow marijuana and sell medical marijuana to qualified patients and caregivers.In order to legally purchase marijuana from a dispensary you must be enrolled and accepted into the State's medical marijuana registry.The patients who were growing marijuana plants before July 1, 2013, were allowed to continue home cultivation until March 31, 2016.