How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Nevada

Learn how to obtain a medical card in the State of Nevada. You can also apply for your card online. It takes 30 seconds and you only get charged once your evaluation is approved.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Marijuana in

What is Farmacist Nevada?

Farmacist makes it easy to obtain your medicinal cannabis card without leaving your home in Nevada. Farmacist has treated about 500,000 patients in California and New York and is now ready to assist Nevada patients in gaining easy access to medicinal cannabis.

How does Farmacist Nevada work?

All you have to do is answer a few questions about your health. All of the forms only take a few minutes. Then you will upload your Nevada State ID or Driver’s License (required) and enter your payment information.
After that, you’ll be guided to an online waiting room to see the doctor. When your application is accepted, you will receive an email from us detailing the steps to complete your application with the state of Nevada and begin saving 10% on all of your dispensary medicinal purchases. If you are not approved by the doctor, do not worry, you would not be charged! The authorization on your card will drop off within 24 hours, so there is no risk!

What is the cost of obtaining a medical marijuana card in Nevada by Farmacist?

Your Nevada Farmacist medical cannabis evaluation will cost

  • $79 for a one-year recommendation, or
  • $99 for a two-year recommendation

*This cost does not include the additional fees that the state requires to register for a medical cannabis card.

Your Nevada state-issued card application that you must complete after being approved by a Farmacist physician will cost

  • $50 for one year, or
  • $100 for two years

You will pay the additional fees directly to the state when you complete your application in the Nevada Medical Marijuana Portal.

So, the total cost of becoming a cannabis patient through Farmacist will be $129 for one year ($79 to Farmacist and $50 to Nevada) and $199 for two years ($99 to Farmacist and $100 to Nevada).

How will the Nevada Medical Cannabis Card benefit me? Nevada’s local residents will gain many benefits from utilizing the Medical Cannabis Card Program as opposed to Recreational users. A few of these benefits include:

  • An exemption from the state’s 10% retail excise tax
  • A larger possession limit
    • 2.5 ounces of flower vs. 1 ounce of flower for recreational users
    • 10,000mg of THC in combined concentrates or edibles vs. 3,500mg for recreational users
  • Permission to grow your marijuana plant within 25 miles of a dispensary
    • You must qualify for a specific exemption; ask your Farmacist Doctor if this is something you require
  • Medical patients under the age of 21 have access. It is illegal to use cannabis recreationally if you are under the age of 21.

If I am under 21 years, am I still eligible? While you must be at least 21 years old to purchase recreational marijuana in Nevada, you can obtain a Medical Cannabis Card if you are 18 or older. What conditions qualify me to become a medical cannabis patient in Nevada and save 10% tax on my purchases?

  • Severe pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Cachexia
  • Persistent muscle spasms (including multiple sclerosis)
  • Seizures (including those caused by epilepsy)
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Any other chronic or serious medical problem that has been recognized by the Department of Health and Human Services

What is your refund policy?

We provide a full refund within 30 days if you have not received your signed Attending Healthcare Provider Statement. Please send an email to with the subject line “Refund Request” and a brief description of your issue. We want to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase being that you, the customer, are the most important thing to us! Once you are refunded, we are legally required to deactivate your medical certificate with the state. You will not be able to legally use your certificate at any dispensary in Nevada or benefit from the legal coverage a medical certification offers. Once a refund has been initiated, please allow for 3-5 business days for the funds to transfer back to the card you used for the transaction. If any issues arise, please feel free to reach back out for further assistance.

Do I have to live in Nevada to access medical cannabis? And can I save the 10% retail tax in Nevada with a California doctor’s recommendation?

You can not get a Nevada medical marijuana card unless you are a Nevada resident and have a Nevada State ID. BUT, if you have a valid cannabis recommendation from another state and an Out State ID or Passport, you can use that recommendation to purchase medical cannabis at a Nevada dispensary and save the 10% retail tax (NRS 453A.364)

Some Nevada dispensaries may not recognize a doctor’s recommendation alone for medical purchases (to get the 10% tax benefit). So if you only have a doctor’s recommendation because you are visiting from a state which allows medical purchases with just a recommendation and driver’s license, like California, you should check with the dispensary. If you have any trouble, mention section NRS 453A.364 to clear up any confusion on their end about saving the 10% retail tax. NRS 453A.364 authorizes dispensaries to dispense medical cannabis with just a doctor’s recommendation if that recommendation would allow the patient to buy cannabis in their home state as well, but some retailers are still unclear.
If you are still having trouble, please have the dispensary contact us.

*Note: If you live in a state that does not allow medical marijuana or which requires a state-issued cannabis patient identification to purchase cannabis, presenting a recommendation alone will not allow you to purchase medical cannabis in Nevada under reciprocity. You are only considered a qualified visiting patient if you present documents sufficient to allow purchase in your home state of residency. In other words, a California recommendation alone will exempt you from the 10% retail tax in Nevada.

Nevada recognizes medical marijuana cards from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, And Washington.

How do I complete my MMJ patient application with the State of Nevada?

When you have completed the Farmacist process, you will get an email with a comprehensive PDF outlining every step of how to sign up and how to complete it. You will need to start here and create an account with the Nevada State Medical Marijuana Program.

Nevada’s Medical Marijuana Regulations

What conditions make me eligible to become a Nevada medicinal cannabis patient?

  1. A medical problem or treatment for a medical condition that causes one or more of the following symptoms in a patient::
    1. Cachexia;
    2. Persistent muscle spasms, including, without limitation, spasms caused by multiple sclerosis;
    3. Seizures, including, without limitation, seizures caused by epilepsy;
    4. Severe nausea; or
    5. Severe pain; or
  2. Acquired immune deficiency syndrome;
  3. Cancer;
  4. Glaucoma;
  5. Any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that is:
    1. Classified as a chronic or severe medical condition by Division regulation; or
    2. Approved as a chronic or debilitating medical condition according to a petition submitted under NRS 453A.710. NRS 453A.050 “Chronic or debilitating medical condition” defined.
  • In 2014, the Division accepted post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition.

How much recreational cannabis can I buy in Nevada without a Nevada Medical Card?

If you are purchasing recreational cannabis, you can legally buy a maximum of one ounce of flower or 1/8th ounce of concentrate containing not more than 3,500mg.

Does the state limit the amount of recreational edibles that can be purchased?

If you prefer edibles, the state measures the total amount allowed by the total concentration of THC. Recreational users can purchase edibles that contain a total concentration of up to 3,500mg of THC. The gist here is that the state limits the total purchases of concentrates to no more than 3,500mg of THC in any purchasing period. LCB File No. R092-17 Sec. 147

In Nevada, how much medical cannabis can I buy? Registered medical cannabis patients have a much higher purchase limit than recreational consumers. Registered cardholders can buy a maximum of 2.5 ounces of flower every 14 days, or up to 10,000mg worth of cannabis-infused products or edibles in the same time period.

Does the state track my purchases?

Yes. Each purchase you make at a licensed Nevada dispensary is tracked in a statewide database. When you purchase cannabis at one dispensary, the other dispensaries in the state will know the amount of cannabis you have remaining in your purchase limit.

Is medical cannabis taxed at a different rate than recreational cannabis in Nevada?

Yes. Both medical and recreational cannabis now have the same 15% excise tax on the supply line, and they have the same local sales tax rates. But only recreational sales are subject to the additional 10% excise tax on retail sales. Medical cannabis purchases are exempt from that particular tax. So, if you are visiting from out of state, do not forget to bring your card–it will save you money.

I thought the medical marijuana excise tax rate was only 2%?

It used to be. In 2017, the excise tax for medical marijuana was raised to 15% to match the recreational excise tax rate. But since medical sales are exempt from the additional 10% retail excise tax, medical users still pay less than recreational, although their tax burden is now 13% higher than it used to be.

Miscellaneous Questions

Can I buy recreational cannabis with a foreign ID?

Yes. Purchase necessitates legitimate documentary evidence of the majority and recipient’s identity provided by a federal, state, county, or municipal government, or subdivision or agency thereof. NRS 453D.100 (b)(2)

Would I still get fired if I consume cannabis?

Yes. “The terms of this chapter do not restrict a public or private employer from establishing, enacting, and administering a workplace policy barring or limiting acts or behaviour otherwise allowed according to this chapter;” NRS 453D.100 (2)(a)

Could my landlord forbid me from using cannabis at my residence?

Yes. The provisions of this chapter do not restrict an individual who occupies, holds, or regulates privately owned land from barring or restricting marijuana consumption, production, processing, manufacturing, selling, distribution, or exchange on that property.NRS 453D.100 (2)(c)

How many plants can I cultivate for adult consumption?

Six for a single person and no more than twelve whether two or more people are living in the house. 453D.110 NRS However, you cannot grow marijuana for personal consumption within 25 miles of a retail marijuana dispensary. You also cannot grow marijuana in public, outside, or on land that you do not own legally. Can I give cannabis away?

Yes, you can either give or deliver up to an ounce of marijuana, or a maximum of 1/8th of an ounce of concentrated marijuana, without any payment, as long as the sale is not advertised or promoted to the public. NRS 453D.110

Is it permissible for me to smoke in public? Certainly not. To smoke in public or in a moving car is misconduct with a maximum fine of $600.NRS 453D.400