Medical marijuana was legalized in Nevada in November 2000. When Question 2 was asked in November 2016, 54% of voters said ‘yes’ and weed became legal for recreational use in the state. You are also allowed to grow cannabis, but only if you live more than 25 miles from a dispensary.
With cannabis now legal in 10 states plus D.C., it begs the question: Why bother getting a medical marijuana (MMJ) card in Nevada? There are several reasons:
- You are exempt from paying the 10% retail excise tax.
- Minors are allowed to access medical cannabis with the assistance of a caregiver.
- You can purchase up to 2.5 ounces with an MMJ card every fortnight, compared to just one ounce as a recreational user. Also, you can possess up to 10,000mg of THC in combined edibles or concentrates. In contrast, the recreational limit is 3,500mg.
- You are allowed to grow marijuana even if you live within 25 miles of a dispensary.
- Nevada provides reciprocity to out-of-state cannabis patients.
Therefore, it makes sense that NuggMD introduced its services to Nevada. Was it worth the wait for Nevada residents? Read on to find out in our exclusive review.
Who Is NuggMD?
Since 2017, NuggMD has helped more than 600,000 patients gain an MMJ card in California, New York, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Ohio. It is a reputable organization known for providing users with a medical marijuana card in record time. You can do everything online for a low fee, and if the physician does not approve you, you get your money back.
What Is the NuggMD Process Like?
NuggMD doctors are available seven days a week from 8 am to 10 pm local time. This means it is possible to speak to a physician 98 hours a week, an impressive timeframe. HIPAA protects all payment and patient information. This means it will never be found on a public record or a database. The company also emails your medical history to you, along with precise instructions on how to register in Nevada.
The first step is to click on the online form and enter your email address, a password, and your mobile phone number. After doing this, you will see a screen that asks a few reasonably easy to answer questions about your health. Next, upload your Nevada Driver’s License or state I.D. and enter your payment details. The evaluation costs $79 if you want a one-year recommendation or $99 if you want two years of coverage.
Please note that the title price doesn’t include state fees for MMJ card registration. NuggMD points this out on its website. Once you get approved, you have to pay $50 to complete the state-issued card application for a year or $100 for two years. Basically, it costs $129 for a one-year recommendation or $199 for a two-year MMJ card.
The Online Consultation
It is normal to experience nerves at the prospect of speaking to a physician, even one that is online. However, all of the physicians are approved by NuggMD. In general, they are quite relaxed about validating your application. For the record, in the state of Nevada, the list of qualifying medical conditions includes:
- Severe pain or nausea
- Persistent muscle spasms or seizures
- Any other medical condition that is classified as chronic or debilitating, and is also approved by the DHSS
NuggMD suggests that the consultation is usually completed on the same day you apply. In general, you will find that a physician is available within a few minutes. In all, the meeting will last approximately15 minutes or so.
The questions are typically straightforward. If patients clearly outline their symptoms and are honest, they will usually find that their request is approved. That is, as long as they have a legitimate reason for getting an MMJ card in Nevada. It is necessary to have a desktop or laptop with a Webcam, though you can also complete the process on your Smartphone.
It will likely take 3-5 business days for the physical copy of your MMJ card to arrive. However, you will receive an electronic certificate of approval almost immediately, and it is accepted in all licensed Nevada dispensaries.
After approval, NuggMD sends you an email with a PDF document. It outlines the steps you need to take to complete your application in Nevada. There is a link on the website that enables you to open an account with Nevada’s Medical Marijuana Program.
Does NuggMD Have an Online Store?
No. However, it offers a handy link to all licensed recreational and medicinal marijuana stores in the State of Nevada. If you’re lucky, you will find a dispensary that delivers the weed to your door.
Is NuggMD Safe to Use?
NuggMD is a trustworthy MMJ card provider and has received thousands of positive reviews. The company also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee if you’re not 100% satisfied. Also, you don’t pay if you are not approved. Please note that once NuggMD refunds your money, you are legally required to deactivate your MMJ card in Nevada if already approved.
For the record, the most common reason for rejection is due to a lack of information on the application form. You may also have an application rejected if you use a commercial driver’s license, or have certain criminal convictions. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem as if a drug possession charge will hinder your chances.
Once you get as far as the consultation, it is generally plain sailing as long as you have a legitimate reason for using medical marijuana. The physicians chosen by NuggMD are weed-friendly and need a reason not to approve you.
NuggMD even has a unique ‘Concierge’ service, which helps you complete the application correctly. It includes a list of qualified individuals who provide you with information on cannabis and the application process via live chat. Best of all, it is free to use.
Final Thoughts on NuggMD
Overall, NuggMD is an excellent service that is fast, efficient, reliable, and affordable. As long as you’re not trying to con the site, it is easy to receive approval. The vast majority of users see a physician very quickly and are usually relieved at how easy the process is.
According to some users, it feels more like a chat between friends rather than an interrogation. NuggMD now offers its services in six states and may expand further in the future.
By the way, you can only receive an MMJ card in Nevada if you are a resident of the state. The card saves you 10% retail tax and allows you to apply aged 18+ instead of 21. Minors can also apply with the approval of a parent or guardian. You are entitled to possess up to 2.5 ounces of flower or 10 grams of THC concentrates or edibles every 14 days.
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