First and foremost, it must be stated that under Federal Law Medical Marijuana use and possession is illegal. Fortunately, Nevada has a Medical Marijuana Program which is run by the Department of Health and Human Services. This program allows patients to legally possess and use marijuana under its’ strict guidelines which are detailed under Nevada Revised Statute’s “NRS” Section 435A. If you have been diagnosed with a chronic illness or disease by a Nevada doctor and your doctor recommends the use of marijuana for medical purposes to assist in your medical treatment, you can apply for a Nevada Medical Marijuana card. If your application is granted and you are given a card, you or your caregiver can legally possess up to two and a half ounces of usable marijuana, in addition to twelve marijuana plants, regardless of the stage of the plants development.
Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Michael A. Troiano is experienced and well versed in all Nevada laws regarding Medical Marijuana, and can discuss with you the application process for obtaining a Medical Marijuana patient card.