The Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) processes medical marijuana card renewal applications in Nevada. To renew an expired medical marijuana card in the state, patients and caregivers must see registered physicians to re-evaluate their medical conditions. Upon approval for continued use of medical cannabis, a cardholder can mail or fax a copy of their state-issued identification card, the physician recommendation, a current passport photograph, and a completed Application Request Form to the state’s Medical Marijuana Registry. These documents can be faxed to (775) 684-3213. Cardholders who have had an address change must also fill out the Medical Marijuana Registry Change of Address Form and include it in their applications.
The renewal process takes up to 4 weeks. Therefore, cardholders must apply for a renewal at least 30 days before the expiration date on their current medical marijuana cards. A Nevada medical marijuana cardholder will receive their medical marijuana card in the mail within 10 business days once their application is approved.
Yes. The DPBH permits cannabis patients to submit Nevada medical marijuana card renewal applications online on its Online Cardholders Registry. Cardholders must obtain new written certifications from their physicians attesting to their debilitating medical conditions before commencing the renewal process. A patient or their caregiver must then download, print, and complete the medical marijuana card application form. They can also fill out the Medical Marijuana Registry Change of Address form if their current address differs from the address used in their previous application.
An applicant must upload the completed form, physician recommendation, a current passport photograph, change of address (if applicable), and valid state-issued ID card to their profile. After that, they can pay the required fees using a credit or debit card and submit their application. The DPBH will send a Letter of Approval to the applicant's email address when the renewal process is successful. This letter is valid for 60 days, and the patient can use it to buy medical cannabis from licensed dispensaries in Nevada before the DBPH delivers a physical medical marijuana card to them by mail.
The validity of a Nevada medical marijuana card depends on the duration approved by registered physicians on the written certification. Nevada law permits physicians to recommend marijuana use for one or two years, depending on the severity of the patient's debilitating medical condition. The DPBH issues medical marijuana cards based on this recommendation. Consequently, a Nevada medical marijuana card can remain valid for one or two years before renewal.
Yes. A medical marijuana cardholder in Nevada requires an appointment with a registered health practitioner to get certified for medical cannabis before renewing their medical marijuana card. The licensed health practitioner must be a Board-certified Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic (DO) in good standing in Nevada.
The registration fee that medical marijuana cardholders pay in Nevada is determined by the validity duration indicated on the certifications issued by their licensed health practitioners. Typically, the medical marijuana card renewal fee is $50 for a one-year term and $100 for a two-year term in the state. The fee is non-refundable. Cardholders may also incur additional charges for medical evaluations and the recommendations obtained from their doctors. The amount varies, depending on the doctor's expertise and the severity of the patient's debilitating medical condition.
Patients and caregivers registered in the state’s medical marijuana program can submit their paper applications for Nevada medical marijuana card renewal to the DPBH at:
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
Medical Marijuana Division
4126 Technology Way, Suite 100
Carson City, NV 89706
Yes. Nevada has medical marijuana reciprocity and accepts out-of-state medical marijuana cards. Non-residents can buy medical marijuana from licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in the state, provided they meet the following conditions: