How to get a Medical Marijuana Card in Nevada

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Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Nevada is a process that involves speaking with a doctor and filling out some state mandated paperwork. To become a Nevada medical marijuana patient, you can first talk with one of our Nevada medical marijuana doctors to see if you qualify and then we will help you through the application process.

PrestoDoctor Appointment Process

At PrestoDoctor we make getting your Nevada medical marijuana card easy. Our appointments are conducted 100% online, from the comfort of your own home.

The first step will be to make an account with PrestoDoctor. You’ll fill out a brief medical questionnaire as well as uploading your ID and a photo of yourself (for identity verification).

You will be given the option to pick your doctor, date, and time. We often have same day appointments, or you can schedule an appointment for a later date.

At the time of your appointment, you will get a call from the doctor. Your doctor will assess if medical marijuana is a good treatment option for you. Based on your medical questionnaire that was filled out before your appointment, your doctor may ask you some questions about your medical condition and history.

Finally, you can feel confident knowing you only pay if you are approved. If the doctor denies you, we have a 100% money back guarantee policy.

If you’ve been approved, we will then help you with the rest of the steps to get registered with the state of Nevada.

Qualifying Conditions

To become a Nevada medical marijuana patient, you must first be diagnosed with a debilitating or chronic condition and also be a Nevada resident. To qualify as a patient you must have one of the following conditions:

  • AIDS or medical conditions related to AIDS/HIV
  • Addiction to opiods
  • Any Autoimmune Disease
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Anorexia or Cachexia
  • Persistent muscle spasms (including multiple sclerosis)
  • Seizures (including epilepsy)
  • Nausea
  • Severe pain
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Dependence upon/addiction to opioids
  • Neuropathy
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Additional condition specifically approved by the Department of Health and Human Services

Required Documents

To become a Nevada medical marijuana patient you will first need some documents. You will need identification documents and also proof of residency. A valid Identity document can be a government photo ID or a state issued drivers license. Proof of residency can be a utility bill, bank statement, mortgage or rental agreement.

After you are approved by one of our doctors

Register with the State of Nevada

Once the doctor approves you for medical cannabis, you will then need to generate an application packet. You can do that via the following steps:

  • Register for an account here: (click “Register as a Cardholder”)
  • Find a scanner and scan the back-side of your Nevada driver’s license / ID card. Scan as a JPG, PNG or TIF file at 300 DPI or greater.
  • For the “Consultant Email”, you can list [email protected]

**Your login credentials are your driver’s license number and selected password. You must “Register as Cardholder” prior to logging in.

After you are registered, you will then need to login, generate, and download the application packet. You will receive a PDF file that you will then email to [email protected] once you have it ready.

Your doctor will then sign and email back a copy of the Attending Healthcare Provider Statement. Once you have the completed PDF document, you can scan and upload all completed application documents to your computer and upload them to the Nevada State Portal.

Nevada State Application Fees

Please note that the state will charge an additional fee of $50 for your medical card to be valid for 1 year, or, $100 for your medical card to be valid for 2 years. Once all documents are uploaded and fees are paid click “Submit”.

The state will then process your application within 24-72 hours after submission. If all documents are correct, you will receive an email with a temporary copy of your Nevada medical cannabis identification card. Your official card will generally arrive from the state within 7-10 days.

If you would like to mail in your application, or submit in person, you will need the physical copy of your Attending Healthcare Provider Statement. This can be mailed to you upon request via email to [email protected].

Applications can be submitted in person at the following Nevada Medical Marijuana offices:

3811 West Charleston Blvd., Ste. 106
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 486-5403


4150 Technology Way, Ste. 104
Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 687-7594

To receive help and tech support for the online portal, you can view the Nevada Medical Marijuana Cardholder Registry FAQ.

For general information, you can visit the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health Website Medical Marijuana Page.

Nevada Medical Marijuana Card Benefits

Although cannabis consumption is legal in Nevada and is now accessible for recreational and medical use, there are still many benefits for having your Nevada MMJ card.


Patients can cultivate medical marijuana if there is no dispensary in the county where they live OR if there is no dispensary within 25 miles of their home address.

Patients unable to travel due to medical conditions or lack of transportation may also cultivate their own plants.

Lastly, if the dispensaries available do not supply a specific strain of cannabis needed for a medical condition, the patient may cultivate this strain themselves.

Marijuana plants must be cultivated at your private residence.


Medical marijuana patients have a higher possession limit than recreational cannabis users. Medical marijuana patients may possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis every 14 days. However, recreational, adult users may only purchase up to 1 ounce of flower and 1/8 an ounce of concentrate every 14 days.

Keep in mind that whether you are a recreational or medical user, you may not operate a motor vehicle under the influence of cannabis. Cannabis is still federally illegal and is considered a controlled substance. Therefore it is advised to consult with legal counsel to determine how federal, local, and state Nevada marijuana laws may affect you.

Tax Benefits

When buying cannabis in Nevada, you will be presented with an excise tax and a sales tax. Medical marijuana patients save 10% in excise tax. Recreational, non medical users must pay this extra tax. As a result, medical marijuana patients can save 10% on their purchases in dispensaries.

Book Today – Get Your Nevada Medical Marijuana Card

Make Your Appointment Today

Getting your Nevada medical cannabis card can be a simple process with PrestoDoctor. Our doctors are online now, as well as our live support team ready to answer any questions you may have. The appointment will only take around 15-30 minutes.

If you are looking to renew your Nevada medical marijuana card, we also offer renewals. To renew your medical marijuana Nevada card, you can follow the same steps and make an appointment with a doctor. Finally, if this didn’t answer your questions, message our support team on live chat and we can answer any other questions you may have.