Marijuana Establishments

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Work in the Marijuana Industry

The first step to working in the industry or owning an establishment is to obtain a Marijuana Agent Registration Card. At the link below you will find the Marijuana Agent Portal for registration.

Which Dispensaries are Open?

Complaints Against a Marijuana Facility

Laws & Regulations

Current and prospective business owners, managers and employees should be familiar with the laws to remain compliant. Here you will find the law. Please research the laws to find the answers to your questions.

Marijuana Establishment Renewal, Fees & Forms

Renewal Fees

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 1 of NRS 453D.230, the Department will charge and collect the following fees. The link to the appropriate forms is below the fee charts.

Recreational Marijuana Licensing Fees

Facility Type Application  Renewal
Dispensary $20,000 $6,600
Cultivation $30,000 $10,000
Production  $10,000 $3,300
Laboratory $15,000 $5,000
Distributor  $15,000 $5,000

Medical Marijuana Licensing Fees

Facility Type Application Renewal
Dispensary $30,000 $5,000
Cultivation $3,000 $1,000
Production $3,000 $1,000
Laboratory $5,000 $3,000

New Marijuana License Applications

Application periods are currently only open for distribution and those who already hold a medical license. The Department has not determined if additional licensing periods will be opened. To be notified if additional licensing periods are opened, sign up for notifications at this page.

Medical Marijuana Establishments with Final Certificates as of March 9, 2018

 City or County Dispensary  Cultivation  Production   Laboratory
Carson City 2 4 3 0
Churchill  1 0 0 0
Henderson 5 2 2 0
Las Vegas 12 1 1 4
Mesquite 1 1 1 0
North Las Vegas 4 37 28 0
Nye 1 11 5 0
Reno 4 9 6 0
Sparks 3 6 6 2
Storey      0 0 0 0
Unincorporated Clark 25 47 31 4
Unincorporated Washoe 4 2 1 0
TOTAL 62 121 84 10

    Medical Marijuana Program Reciprocity

    The Medical Marijuana dispensaries of the State of Nevada are authorized to sell medical marijuana to card holders from the states below if the patient presents a state or local government-issued medical marijuana card. 

    For information on obtaining a Medical Marijuana Card, contact DPBH at 775-687-7594.
    Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Connecticut District of Columbia
    Delaware Ely Shoshone Tribe Hawaii Illinois Maine Maryland
    Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Montana Nevada New Hampshire
    New Jersey New York New Mexico Ohio Oregon Pennsylvania
    Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Rhode Island Vermont Washington Yerington Paiute Tribe  

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      What is "significant progress"?

      Proposed medical marijuana facilities that are awarded provisional certificates and licenses are expected to make "significant progress." Here you will find a description of the definition of "significant progress."

      Historical Information on Marijuana Licensing

      For 10 days during August, 2014, the Division accepted 519 applications for medical marijuana establishments.  In November, 2014, 372 provisional certificates were issued.  Starting in early 2015 and continuing into 2016, these establishments opened for business.

      Provisional Certificates Awarded in November, 2014: Scores and Rankings

      Marijuana Program Timeline

      November 2000 65% of Nevada voters approve ballot question 9 to allow the use of medical marijuana in Nevada. Nevada becomes a home cultivation state with a patient registry, to be outlined in NRS 453A, the Medical Use of Marijuana.
      October 2001 Question 9 becomes effective.
      June 2013 Senate Bill 374 signed by Governor Brian Sandoval to provide for medical marijuana establishments including cultivation, production, dispensaries and laboratories. NRS 453A is modified to include medical marijuana establishment regulation.
      August 5-18, 2014 Ten-day filing period for medical marijuana establishment applications: 519 were submitted. The Division began the 90-day application scoring and ranking process.
      November 3, 2014 Applicants for medical marijuana establishments were notified. A total of 372 provisional certificates were granted: 182 for cultivation; 118 for production; 55 for dispensaries; 17 for independent testing laboratories.
      March 2015 The first medical marijuana establishments receive final certification and open for business. They are a cultivator and a laboratory, both located in northern Nevada.
      July 2015 The first medical marijuana dispensary opens for business in Nevada. It is located in Sparks, Nevada, east of Reno.



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          Marijuana Enforcement Division
          1550 E. College Parkway
          Suite 115
          Carson City, NV 89706
          Phone (775) 684-3487
          Fax (775) 684-4156

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