How to Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in Nevada

UPDATED 5/20/2013

Since obtaining my Medical Marijuana Patient ID in the state of Nevada I’ve been asked countless times “Where can I get one?” WHERE can you get your card? Well, there’s only one place you can legally GO to and that’s Carson City, but what they were really asking me was what place like Dr. Reefer, Diversity, or Premium Remedys could they go to. Where could they go to pay someone to hold their hand while filling out paperwork from the state of Nevada; some place that is BREAKING THE LAW AND DEFEATING THE ENTIRE PURPOSE OF GETTING YOUR CARD IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!


I’d love to shop at dispensaries, but until the law is changed THOSE PLACES ARE ILLEGAL! Nevada is a “grow your own” state. Why engage in criminal activity when you should know you’re being watched? Hell, they call it a registry! You know what that is right? In it’s simplest definition, it’s a LIST.

So, just how does one obtain a Medical Marijuana Patient ID in the state of Nevada?

How to Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in Nevada


Step 1.) Write something similar to this:

To Whom It May Concern:

My name is (insert your full name here) and I live at (insert full address here). I am enclosing my check/money order (which ever one it is) for $50 to receive a medical marijuana patient registry card application packet.

(Your Printed Name)
(Your Signature)

Step 2.) Write a check or get a money order for $50 made payable to “Nevada State Health Division” and put it, along with the letter, in an envelope with correct postage and address it to:

Nevada State Health Division
Medical Marijuana Program
4150 Technology Way
Suite 104
Carson City, NV 89706

Then drop it in the outgoing mail.

Step 3.) Wait for at least 30 days for the state to receive and process your information before you get your application packet in the mail.

Once you get your packet in the mail it will include:

  • A checklist to help you make sure you include everything the State needs
  • An Employer Information Page
  • A Nevada Medical Marijuana Program Facts page
  • A WARNING page regarding Nevada Revised Statutes 484 – Traffic Laws
  • A Physician Information Page
  • A blank Attending Physician’s Statement page
  • A Registration Application page that has your Initial Application ID in the top left corner (NOT some photo copied state form missing an application ID like the guys at Dr. Reefer were famous for.)
  • A Waiver Form and an Acknowledgement Form that will both need to be notarized. (Usually you can get your bank to do it for free, but some places will charge you as much as $5.)
  • A Fingerprint Card for the required background check. You can get fingerprinted at a number of places ranging from FREE to $20 depending on where you go.

Step 4.) Once you get your packet with all of the items listed above, complete the following steps:

  • Get Waiver Form and an Acknowledgement Form notarized.
  • Completely fill out the Registration Application with BLUE ink and sign and date the bottom.
  • Make a large photocopy, not actual size copy, of your Nevada State ID or Nevada Drivers License to include with the packet.
  • Get your fingerprints taken
  • Take the Attending Physician’s Statement to your doctor.
  • Write a check or money order for $150 made payable to “Nevada State Health Division”.
  • Mail ALL of this to :

Nevada State Health Division
Medical Marijuana Program
4150 Technology Way
Suite 104
Carson City, NV 89706

Step 5.) Now wait to receive your first letter from the State in the mail. Even though it’s only supposed to take 30 days, be prepared to wait longer (it took 63 days AFTER my check for $150 cleared before I got my first letter). This letter will contain a stamped copy of your original application along with a letter from the State explaining your temporary status while undergoing the background check. There will be an assigned patient number under your name and an expiration date for your temporary status (mine was 45 days from March 22).

Step 6.) Wait some more… After the State finishes your background check, you will then be mailed your acceptance letter (hopefully within the 45 days). This is the second letter you will receive and it contains the information you need to go to the DMV to have your card made.

Step 7.) Twist one up and smoke in celebration of being a part of the program, but do NOT go to dispensaries!!! Those places are illegal. This is a “grow your own” state people!

If you need help contact me or just do yourself a favor and NOT join this busted ass, broken program that METRO likes to use as a way to violate patients’ rights and get easy busts instead of dealing with real crime and criminals. I say this because we as patients are forced to go to the streets anyway, whether it’s for our first seed, clipping, clone, plant, etc. or if you’re lazy or medically unable to grow you have to go to the street for the actual meds too, so why bother giving the State money when they DON’T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT YOU OR YOUR RIGHTS OR YOUR LEGITIMATE NEED FOR CANNABIS AS A MEDICATION!

Regardless, now you have the knowledge to do it yourself if you decide that’s what you really want. You don’t need to waste money to have someone hold your hand.

  18 comments for “How to Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in Nevada

  1. April 29, 2011 at 2:44 AM

    What is your level of support for this ballot measure? ……………….B. If your own state legislators or members of Congress vote for a bill to allow seriously ill patients to use medical marijuana with the approval of their physicians would you be more likely or less likely to vote for these elected officials in the Nov. ballot in your state that would make it legal for medical clinics or non-profit organizations to buy medical marijuana from farmers and sell it to seriously ill patients.

  2. Eric
    May 4, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    Man the process is slow!!! Still waiting 3 months in counting and I am just a renewal.

  3. The Dork Knight
    May 5, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    @Eric, just be patient. Have you tried calling Jennifer on the number I shared on this post? The squeaky wheel gets the grease as “they” say. I finally got my final approval letter and have an appointment on the 10th at the DMV to get the actual card.

  4. randy
    June 13, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    what do they look for on the background check and what dr would i go see after i get the packet????

  5. omar
    July 29, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Where is the 80 dollar physician…

  6. Mel
    January 19, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Where is the dr. that you are referring to in your post that only charges $80? Since I don’t have a regular doctor here it is kinda hard to find one that is willing to ok my card.

  7. The Dork Knight
    March 7, 2012 at 4:46 PM
  8. jay
    June 27, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    this is dissappointing i just find out i have glaucoma and i might go blind, so i look up how to get a card, and its all pointlessness! im going blind bro….blind

  9. Rob
    August 26, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Thanks for the info knight. I like many others I had talked to were unaware of this process for getting the card. I mailed my request out today. Can you recomend any good websites for info for a begginer grower as I plan to stay away from despensaries. Thanks again

  10. steve
    January 22, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    what are the state looking for in the background chack… looking to relocate from florida. any info would be greatly appreated.. steve

  11. dana
    May 19, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    I would like to know what dr to use since the ones advertised are not safe as you put in your article. I do not care if its 80bucks or 200. I need a professional whom it will be legal registry.

  12. The Dork Knight
    May 20, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    This article is over two years old. It needs some updating. Some of the people/organizations mentioned in this article turned out to be more about money and exploiting patients than about helping patients.

  13. The Dork Knight
    May 20, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    I have updated the article. As far as referring doctors or “consultants” I am no longer able to help with that. The best thing you can do is educate yourself through research.

  14. Jackie
    November 4, 2014 at 7:09 AM

    I just hope this is not a BOGUS site that takes the money and RUN!

Leave a Reply