Technical Bulletin: Nonresident Medical Marijuana Sales Guidance
Notice of Public Hearing: Proposed Regulation Changes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Administrator of the Division of Public and Behavioral Health will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 453A. The hearing will be conducted on site in Carson City and videoconference in Las Vegas beginning at 9:00AM on August 29, 2016. See Notice of Public Hearing for details.
The following states have medical marijuana programs and issue medical marijuana cards:
ALASKA, ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, CONNECTICUT, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, DELAWARE, HAWAII, ILLINOIS, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEVADA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, NEW MEXICO, OHIO, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WASHINGTON
The Medical Marijuana dispensaries of the State of Nevada are authorized to sell medical marijuana to card holders from the states above if the patient presents a State or local government-issued medical marijuana card.
Which Dispensaries are Open? Updated August 25, 2016
What is "significant progress"?
BUS TOUR WARNING
The Division is aware of the business 420 Tours Las Vegas (www.dispensarytourslv.com), and similar tour businesses operating in Nevada that provide a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana and transportation to a dispensary. The 420 Tours website incorrectly implies that the recommendation and ID are the only requirement needed to legally purchase medical marijuana.
The patient must possess a valid medical marijuana card issued by a State or County and a matching government issued identification card to purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary. Please note that any dispensary discovered selling medical marijuana to individuals using such tour business who do not comply with Nevada law could be subject to the revocation of their registration certificate.
Please access the policy, Procedures for Selling Medical Marijuana to Nonresident Patients, and the associated FAQs from the right side of this page.
Notice of Public Workshop: Proposed Regulation Changes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health will hold a public workshop to consider amendments to Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 453A. The workshop will be conducted on site in Carson City and videoconference in Las Vegas beginning at 1:30PM on February 4, 2016. See agenda for details.
Get Help and Information
The Medical Marijuana Establishment Program functions under the authority of Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) Chapter 453A, the Medical Use of Marijuana. The Program certifies, inspects, audits, coordinates and educates hundreds of state-certified medical marijuana establishments in Nevada: dispensaries, cultivation facilities, production facilities and independent testing laboratories.
Medical Marijuana Proposed Regulation Changes
New Efficiencies in the State Medical Marijuana Program
Medical Marijuana Establishments with Final Certificates as of August 25, 2016
Clark County: 7 laboratories; 39 cultivation facilities; 21 production facilities; 33 dispensaries
Nye County: 3 cultivation facilities; 1 dispensary
Washoe County: 2 laboratories; 12 cultivation facilities; 8 production facilities; 6 dispensaries
Carson City: 1 cultivation facility
Establishment Application Filing Period is Closed
For 10 days during August, 2014, the Division accepted 519 applications for medical marijuana establishments. In November, 2014, 372 provisional certificates were issued. Starting in early 2015 and continuing into 2016, these establishments will open for business. It is unknown if or when the next filing period will take place.
Subscribe to the MM Listserv to be Notified of Upcoming Application Filing Periods
Provisional Certificates Awarded in November, 2014: Scores and Rankings
Medical Marijuana Program Timeline
November, 2000: 65% of Nevada voters approve ballot question 9 to allow the use of medical marijuana in Nevada. Nevada becomes a home cultivation state with a patient registry, to be outlined in NRS 453A, the Medical Use of Marijuana.
October, 2001: Question 9 effective date.
June, 2013: Senate Bill 374 signed by Governor Brian Sandoval to provide for medical marijuana establishments including cultivation, production, dispensaries and laboratories. NRS 453A is modified to include medical marijuana establishment regulation.
August 5-18, 2014: Ten-day filing period for medical marijuana establishment applications: 519 were submitted. The Division began the 90-day application scoring and ranking process.
November 3, 2014: Applicants for medical marijuana establishments were notified. A total of 372 provisional certificates were granted: 182 for cultivation; 118 for production; 55 for dispensaries; 17 for independent testing laboratories.
March, 2015: The first medical marijuana establishments receive final certification and open for business. They are a cultivator and a laboratory, both located in northern Nevada.