Nevada (NV) Medical Marijuana Laws

Question 9 was approved by voters in 2000 and took effect the following year. Patients with “written documentation” from their physician may qualify and are encouraged to register (confidentially) with the state, which issues identification cards. The law also allows for an “affirmative defense of medical necessity” for patients who are arrested but have not joined the state registry.

  • Illnesses: HIV/AIDS; cancer; glaucoma; cachexia; persistent muscle spasms or seizures (including multiple sclerosis and epilepsy); severe nausea or pain (other conditions subject to state approval)
  • Possession: 1 ounce of usable marijuana
  • Cultivation: Seven marijuana plants, of which only three may be mature
  • Dispensaries: The law does not address dispensaries, so there are no specific regulatory guidelines in Nevada, but several currently operate in the state
  • Statute: Nevada Rev. Stat. 453A.010 – 453A.240