On November 8, 2016, Nevada voters passed the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (Ballot Question 2). The Act legalized the purchase, possession, and consumption of adult-use cannabis for adults 21 and older. Even though cannabis became legal on January 1, 2017, how a consumer buys it, how much they can have at one time, and where they can use it are still restricted by the law.
The legalization of adult-use cannabis did not change the medical cannabis program.
As of July 1, 2020, the medical cannabis program is administered by the Cannabis Compliance Board. From July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2020, the medical cannabis program was administered by the Department of Taxation. Prior to that, it was administered by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, within the Department of Health and Human Services.
Medical Marijuana Patient Cards
The Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) administers the Medical Marijuana Patient Cardholder Registry. To obtain information regarding or to apply for a Medical Marijuana Patient Card please visit DPBH.
The Nevada Medical Cannabis Program is governed by Title 56 Nevada Revised Statutes 678A‐678C and Nevada Administrative Code 453A.