Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Nevada Medical Marijuana Laws

Nevada — Question 9, a constitutional amendment ballot initiative, passed first in 1998 and then with 65% of the vote in 2000. It was implemented by AB 453 in 2001, which was revised by AB 130 in 2003, AB 519 in 2005, and AB 538 in 2009. In 2013, the legislature enacted S.B. 374, which added a dispensary program. Question 9 is codified at Article 4, section 38 of the Nevada Constitution. The statutory provisions are codified at Nev. Rev. Stat. 453A. Rules are at NAC 453A.

Qualifying for the Program: To qualify for an ID card in Nevada, a patient must have a qualifying condition and a statement from a Nevada physician who has responsibility for caring for or treating the patient that marijuana "may mitigate the symptoms or effects" of their condition

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