As a medical marijuana registry identification cardholder there are many things that you are permitted to do that are still illegal, but for which you are exempt from state prosecution. However, the laws are not so clear cut that a person with a registry identification card is completely immune from prosecution in all circumstances.
Under Nevada’s Medical Marijuana Laws, a person with a chronic or debilitating medical condition is permitted to apply to the Division of Public and Behavioral Health (the “Division”) for a registry identification card. A licensed medical doctor or osteopathic doctor must sign a physician’s statement before a person is eligible to apply for a card. Once an application is submitted, the Division will conduct a background check and unless the applicant is denied for one of the very few exceptions, the Division will issue a card that is valid for one year. The card must be renewed every year on the anniversary of the date the card is stamped by the Division.