Medical Marijuana Law Nevada


Nevada Laws


In the year 2000 an overwhelming 65% of Nevada voters voted in favor of a measure which would allow the use of medical marijuana in the state. Patients in Nevada are permitted to use, possess and grow their own medical cannabis, so long as they have valid written permission from an approved doctor and a valid ID card. Prescriptions for medical marijuana in Nevada may be awarded for any of the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Cachexia
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Note: The Nevada Department of Human Resources may approve the use of marijuana for conditions not listed above, on an as-needed basis to certain individuals.


    Patients and caregivers are allowed to grow up to 7 plants, while only 3 of can be flowering. Furthermore, patients and caregivers are limited to possessing one ounce of "usable" marijuana; meaning marijuana that is not drying/curing.

    Any questions, comments or concerns regarding medical marijuana in Nevada may be directed to:

  • Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Nevada State Health Division
  • 4150 Technology Way, Suite #104
  • Carson City, NV 89706
  • (775)-687-7594

    The consequences for recreational use of marijuana in Nevada can range from a slap on the wrist to years of prison time, if caught selling. For first-time offenders found in possession of 1 ounce or less, they will face misdemeanor charges, no jail time and a $600 fine. The 1 ounce or less as a second offense will be another misdemeanor charge with a $1,000 fine and no jail time. Third-time offenders will face a third misdemeanor charge, up to 1 year incarcerated and a $1,000 fine. A fourth offense of 1 ounce or less is a felony that holds penalties of a mandatory minimum sentence of 1 year and a maximum sentence of 4 years. Fourth-time offenders will also have $5,000 in fines to pay. Possession with intent to distribute any amount in Nevada is a felony offense with a mandatory minimum sentence of 1 year a 4 years possible, with a $5,000 fine. This same offense that is subsequent to any felony drug charge results in an additional felony with up to 5 years prison time possible and 1 year mandatory. If the offender has previously received two or more felonies of drug charges they face a minimum of 3 years and maximum of 15 years incarceration and $20,000 in fines.

    Sale or delivery of any amount under 100 pounds as a first offense is a felony with a mandatory minimum sentence of 1 year and maximum of 6 years. Second-time offenders will face a minimum of 2 and maximum of 10 years, for anything under 100 pounds. Third-time offenders of under 100 pounds will receive a third felony with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 15 years spent behind bars. Selling or delivering 100 to 2,000 pounds of marijuana is a felony that will land a person in prison between 1 year and 5 years. 2,000 to 10,000 pounds is a felony with 2 to 10 years time spent. 10,000 pounds or more holds a minimum sentence of 2 years and the possibility of life behind bars.

    Persons who are caught growing between 100 and 2,000 pounds of bud will face felony charges, 1 to 5 years prison time and $25,000 in fines. Cultivation of 2,000 to 10,000 pounds is also a felony with 2 to 10 years prison time and $50,000 in fines. 10,000 pounds or greater is going to land a person in jail for 2 years to life, while having to pay $200,000 in fines.

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    Guest | Oct 13, 2013
    Unfortunately my state still does not consider anything green legal as yet. I am disabled and live in pain 24/7, *no joke. However I cannot even obtain adequate narcotics, either in strength or numbers, to relieve my pain because the DEA not only has Dr's hands tied, but now they also recruit the Pharmacists as another arm of the law as well! Pharmacists have no choice, if they dispense too much or loosely they lose their licenses! So, even if you do have a legit reason and valid prescription which only these new "Pain Management" ripoff Dr's can prescribe, it does not mean you will ever get it filled! What is a person that is in legitimate severe pain do?? I thought we lived in America??
    Guest | Oct 31, 2012
    I recently was raided and I'm legal in Nevada for cannabis. Many many agents stormed in and found nada. I was in fact legal! After threatening my family they said we better worry about gun masked thugs Doing home envasions, their the only ones I've seen in years behaving such. They said sorry to bother ya and the next day I have all these code corrections to fix. I've called and was looped on hold. Basically the score task force find No Joy so they have City dept. NVenergy to place bogus fines etc the very next morning. I too am on a fixed income and now won't be able to eat for three weeks,I'd prefer my childs belly full Before mine. Bullies $ crooks. Shame on you all. Crohns sufferer.
    Guest | Sep 12, 2012
    I've been trying to get a license for my scizophrenia but all my psychs say that no matter what i feel or say marijuana ALWAYS causes increased symptoms but it helps me.
    Guest | Jul 23, 2012
    i am a 49 year old hard working american tax paying citizen who resents the piss out of being told what's good or bad for me. i originally started smoking many years ago for recreation and over indulgence did nothing for me. i have learned through maturity that one small toke every couple of days or so does wonders for what they call attention deficit disorder. however, it is impossible for me to find any weed because it is illegal. nobody wants to deal with an "old man" and it's illegal because i've been told for 35 years we don't want weed in the hands of the children but the only people who have constant access to weed here in reno are teenagers. this is so fucked and i'm so sick of trying to score i could just puke.
    Guest | Jul 23, 2012
    I'm a 49 year old hard working adult who can't get weed for my pain because it's illegal. WhY? Because of the children yet the only people who have unlimited access to pot are the teenagers in my town who don't want to deal with an "old man." Fuk this government. I don't feel free at all but thanks to all the soldiers who fought for my freedom. I guess I'm still free enough to say fuk you obama aka president bling bling
    Guest | Apr 22, 2012
    Prostitution IS legal in NV, Not Clark county/ Las Vegas.
    Guest | Apr 22, 2012
    I also love how they say,"funded by donations"........where have I heard that before.....oh yea dispenseries until they shut them all down!
    Guest | Apr 6, 2012
    Prostitution is not legal in Nevada, or Las Vegas.
    Guest | Apr 4, 2012
    Nevada's laws and law makers are a joke. It will cost you $ 400.00 for the first year for a license and then 300.00 a year there after. What a joke. I need and take many medications, including 4 narcotic pain relievers, now check this out, ALL my NARCOTIC pain meds cost me 00.00....nada...nothing. I still grow my own, and have cut way and I mean way back on the narcotics, they just need to make it more affordable to obtain, I live on Social Security Disability so I have limited funds. 400 dollars, give me a break, or come and get me.
    Guest | Jul 13, 2011
    Will MMJ help me with ADD?
    lindzzz | May 29, 2011
    Wow that is awful.. I am sorry to hear that.
    Guest | May 23, 2011
    No they are required so that in case you are stopped, but good luck getting a hold of anyone in Carson City. They are a joke up north they will never call you back but sure took my monies with no services rendered. Rip off
    lindzzz | May 15, 2011
    Are the state ID cards required or is it like in CA where you have your recommendation and you have the option of getting a state ID card?