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Nevada

Allows Medical marijuana?: Yes

Allows Adult-Use marijuana?: Yes

2018 Medical Sales : $52,000,000

2022 Projected Medical Sales : $38,000,000

2018 Adult Use Sales : $317,000,000

2022 Projected Adult Use Sales : $615,000,000

Noteworthy Information: 
{{COVID-19 Update: Adult use and medical cannabis storefronts are closed but delivery is permitted. }}

Voters approved adult-use legalization in November 2016. Adults are allowed to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and up to 1/8 of an ounce of concentrated marijuana. Medical Marijuana dispensaries are authorized to sell medical marijuana to card holders from a variety of approved states if the patient presents a State or local government-issued medical marijuana card.

Is there a Regulatory Structure? (State Agency): Department of Taxation. The Division of Public and Behavioral Health administers the Medical Marijuana Patient Cardholder Registry.

# of Dispensaries Allowed (# issued): 66 Allowed [see NRS 453A.324] (47 issued) (52 storefronts open)

# of Cultivations Allowed (# issued): No limit. (Nevada Div. of Pub. and Behavioral Health will request applications when “necessary to serve the people of the State.”) (65 issued) 

# of Manufacturers Allowed (# issued): No limit. (Nevada Div. of Pub. and Behavioral Health will request applications when “necessary to serve the people of the State.”) (35 issued)

# of Testing labs Allowed (# issued): No limit. (Nevada Div. of Pub. and Behavioral Health will request applications when “necessary to serve the people of the State.”) (10 issued)

Geographic Distribution of Licenses: Very Lengthy and detailed law . See  NRS 453A.324 & NRS 453A.326 Current distribution: Clark County: 9 laboratories; 54 cultivation facilities; 30 production facilities; 44 dispensaries Nye County: 8 cultivation facilities; 1 dispensary ; 5 production facilities Washoe County: 2 laboratories; 13 cultivation facilities; 9 production facilities; 9 dispensaries Carson City: 2 cultivation facilities; 2 dispensaries; 1 production facility Churchill County: 1 dispensary (final inspection pending)

Application Fee: 
Medical Marijuana Establishment Registration Certificate Application Fee=  $5,000 non-refundable + actual costs incurred by the division in processing the application (ex. Background check fees)

Licensing Fees: 
Initial Medical Marijuana Dispensary Registration Certificate =$30,000
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Registration Certificate Renewal =$5,000
Initial Medical Marijuana Cultivation Registration Certificate =$3,000
Medical Marijuana Cultivation Certificate Renewal =$1,000
Initial Medical Marijuana infused-products production Facility Registration Certificate =$3,000
Medical Marijuana infused-products Production Facility Certificate Renewal =$1,000
Initial Medical Marijuana Establishment agent registration card= $75
Medical Marijuana Establishment agent registration card Renewal= $75
Initial Medical Marijuana Independent Testing laboratory Registration Certificate =$5,000
Medical Marijuana Independent Testing laboratory Certificate Renewal =$3,000
Nevada state marijuana distributor license fee= $15,000

Recreational Retail Establishment License fee= $20,000
Recreational Cultivation Facility License fee= $30,000
Recreational Production/Manufacturing Facility License fee= $10,000
Recreational Testing Facility License fee= $15,000
Recreational Distribution Facility License fee= $15,000

Residency Requirements: 
No

Vertical Integration Allowed, Required or Prohibited: 
Allowed at the state Level (varies by locality)

Medical Marijuana Qualifying Patient Conditions: 
1. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
2. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
3. Cancer
4. Glaucoma
5. Cachexia
6. Sever pain
7. Sever nausea
8. Seizures, including without limitation, seizures caused by epilepsy
9. Persistent muscle spasms, including, but not limited to, spams caused by multiple sclerosis

Testing Required: 
Yes.

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