There are 14 medical conditions that qualify eligible patients for medical marijuana treatment in Nevada.
The following are the recognized qualifying medical conditions for granting a medical cannabis card in Nevada:
Yes. In 2001, Nevada legalized medical marijuana with the passage of Assembly Bill 453, which listed eight qualifying conditions deemed suitable for medical marijuana treatment. However, the list of conditions was expanded with the inclusion of Anorexia Nervosa, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Anxiety Disorder, Autoimmune Diseases, Opioid addiction or dependence, and Neuropathic conditions in the 2019 and 2021 Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS).
The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, through its Chief Medical Officer, bears the responsibility of granting or rejecting petitions seeking the inclusion of new medical conditions or diseases as qualifying conditions for medical cannabis in the state. The Chief Medical Officer is required to make a decision within 180 days of receiving such a petition.
No. The State of Nevada prohibits doctors from recommending medical cannabis for conditions that are not listed, even if they consider such ailments to be debilitating.
Yes. A doctor’s recommendation is needed to determine if a patient has a medical condition that qualifies them for medical marijuana treatment, and a medical marijuana card. A Doctor of Medicine or a Doctor of Osteopathy, who is licensed to practice in Nevada, can make this recommendation.
Besides living with an approved chronic or debilitating condition, and getting medical recommendation from a Nevada-licensed medical marijuana doctor, anyone applying for medical marijuana card must be: