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On November 7, 2000, almost two full decades ago, Nevada legalized medical cannabis with Ballot Question 9. However, the new medical marijuana program struggled to come into effect as it took 15 years for the first commercial sale occur. It wasn’t until 2015 when Silver State Relief opened its doors in the city of Sparks that the program became functional.
How Nevada Legalization Affects the Medical Cannabis Program
Medical cannabis has been legal in Nevada for a very long time, but actually getting it wasn’t always as easy as it is today. Now, you can just use a convenient telemedicine platform like NuggMD to get your recommendation and then head to your nearest dispensary, but this convenience was a long time in the making.
Things moved quickly a year later in 2016 when Ballot 2 sought to legalize recreational cannabis. The voter initiative passed by a slim margin of 8% and recreational cannabis sales to adults 21 and over became legal on January 1, 2017.
Since the passage of Ballot 2 the state strongly reinforced the medical cannabis community by:
Moving the entire application process online, with no long waits at the DMV. Increasing the duration of Nevada MMJ cards from 1 year to 2 years. Providing patient reciprocity with out-of-state medical marijuana cards (with valid government-issued identification).
These changes mean you won’t have to spend as much time applying for your cannabis card or apply as often. Not to mention the state solidified itself as a popular tourist destination by respecting out-of-state MMJ IDs. (Remember,