We are a non-profit organization that believes in the ethical right to grow your own medicine. Medical cannabis is 100% legal for medical purposes in the State of Nevada once you are approved for a medical marijuana card. It is unacceptable to us that roughly 100,000* Americans die annually from prescription pharmaceuticals. Cannabis is a natural pain remedy that has been used for over 5,000 years and has never been known to kill a human being. Most of our population has not been taught to medicate with natural alternatives, instead we are forced to take pills that are full of synthetic chemicals. Our mission is to bring awareness and knowledge to our fellow man.
Medical Marijuana is Legal in the State of Nevada
"Sixty-five percent of voters approved Question 9 on November 7, 2000, which amends the states' constitution to recognize the medical use of marijuana. The law took effect on October 1, 2001. The law removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who have "written documentation" from their physician that marijuana may alleviate his or her condition. Patients diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under this act: AIDS; cancer; glaucoma; and any medical condition or treatment to a medical condition that produces cachexia, persistent muscle spasms or seizures, severe nausea or pain. Other conditions are subject to approval by the health division of the state Department of Human Resources. Patients (or their primary caregivers) may legally possess no more than one ounce of usable marijuana, and may cultivate no more than seven marijuana plants, of which no more than three may be mature. The law establishes a confidential state-run patient registry that issues identification cards to qualifying patients. Patients who do not join the registry or possess greater amounts of marijuana than allowed by law may argue the "affirmative defense of medical necessity" if they are arrested on marijuana charges."
"Governor Brian Sandoval signed legislation, SB 374, on June 12, 2013, authorizing the creation of up to 66 medical marijuana dispensaries. Under the law, state regulators are tasked with overseeing the creation of licensed establishments to produce, test, and dispense cannabis and cannabis-infused products to authorized patients. Senate Bill 374 imposes limits on the home cultivation of cannabis if patients reside within 25-miles of an operating dispensary. However, patients who are cultivating specific strains of cannabis not provided by a local dispensary may continue to engage in the home cultivation of such strains. Patients who have an established history of cultivating medical cannabis prior to July 1, 2013, also may continue to do so until March 31, 2016. The bill also amends possession limits from one-ounce to two and one-half ounces and increases plant cultivation limits from three mature plants to twelve."
MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUTES: Nev. Rev. Stat. §§ 453A.010 - 453A.240 (2008).
CAREGIVERS: Yes. Designated primary caregiver is a person who has significant responsibility for managing the well-being of a person diagnosed with a chronic or debilitating medical condition. Caregiver does not include the attending physician. The caregiver must be 18 years of age or older. Patients may only have one designated primary caregiver. Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§435A.080(1)(a), (2); 435A.250(2) (2008).
CONTACT INFORMATION: Application information for the Nevada medical marijuana registry is available by calling or e-mailing Karma Holistic Health. Karma Holistic Health Foundation is happy to answer all of your questions regarding the Nevada State Medical Marijuana Program.