Your Guide to Nevada Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Nevada has helped lead the nationwide push for cannabis reform by passing progressive medical marijuana laws in 2001. Since then, they’ve amended and updated their medical marijuana program to reflect the scientific community’s growing understanding of cannabis use.

Today, Nevadans with qualifying health conditions can register with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (NDPBH) and receive a medical marijuana card. Registered patients can shop at dispensaries and grow cannabis plants. Cardholders have a higher possession limit and broader rights than recreational users.

Nevada allows its citizens to smoke recreational cannabis, but some dispensaries only serve medical cannabis patients. Obtaining your card guarantees you the broadest access to cannabis.

Getting comfortable with cannabis dispensaries is an essential part of your decision to become a patient. This article discusses dispensary locations, the shopping experience, and tips for maximizing your medical use of cannabis.

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Where Can You Buy Nevada Medical Marijuana?

As an official medical marijuana patient, you can shop for cannabis products at any licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Nevada. Policies are not uniform regarding acceptable forms of payment and menu access. It is always best to call before your visit to confirm hours and product availability. Medical dispensary locations include:

A complete list of dispensaries is available on the Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board (CBC) website.

What’s it Like Buying Medical Marijuana in Nevada?

Nevada dispensaries sell marijuana for medical use, for recreational use, or for both. The industry is well-established and operated by experienced professionals who must abide by strict rules and oversight. Staff members are knowledgeable and strive to create a comfortable and welcoming shopping experience.

While the facilities resemble a conventional store, you first need to check-in. Workers will verify your ID and patient status before allowing you inside. When you shop in the showroom, products will be behind counters or cases. Dispensary staff is always available to discuss strains, dosing, and effects of the products.

Many locations in the state of Nevada offer online ordering, curbside pickup, and home delivery for medical marijuana cardholders and recreational users alike. As a medical marijuana patient, you (or your caregiver) can only purchase 2.5 ounces of usable cannabis per 14-day period. Dispensaries sell flowers, prerolls, vapes, topicals, tinctures, edibles, and concentrates.

Dispensaries carry different product lines, run various sales, offer loyalty programs, and have discounts for seniors and veterans. Trying a wide array of products will help narrow down the ones that provide optimal symptom relief in your case.

Tips for Purchasing Medical Marijuana Products

No matter what your history with adult-use cannabis is, asking dispensary workers for guidance is always a good idea. They offer reliable advice because they understand their products and those products’ effects.

While individual biochemistry dictates how a person metabolizes cannabis and its impact on their symptoms, there are general guidelines. Medical marijuana containing Sativa is most associated with head "highs" and uplifting feelings. Doctors and dispensaries often recommend them for emotional symptoms like anxiety or stress.

Products with Indica generally cause body highs and calming sensations. Patients often use them for pain, muscle tension, and other limiting physical symptoms. Dispensaries also sell products with hybrid strains. Cultivators design these blends to balance the soothing and uplifting effects of Sativa and Indica to ease symptoms without causing drowsiness.

The consumption method also influences how you respond to cannabis. For most people, smoking or vaping leads to the quickest effects, but they wear off the fastest. Edibles, tinctures, and topicals enter the bloodstream slower, causing a delayed but sustained reduction in symptoms.

If your doctor does not advise you on methods to use or avoid, it may be best to sample multiple forms until you find what works best for you.

Need Help Applying for A Nevada Medical Marijuana Card?

Under Nevada law, obtaining your Nevada medical marijuana card requires consultation with an authorized doctor and submission of an application by mail or email. The Sanctuary’s staff is familiar with this application process and the documents required. We can guide you through each step to help you quickly secure your MMJ card and start buying legal cannabis.

Our team will connect you with a caring medical marijuana doctor who can issue your Attending Healthcare Provider Statement. This form confirms your eligibility to enroll on the registry. Then, we will advise you on your application to ensure it’s strong.

Contact us today to learn more.