Recommending Cannabis in Nevada

Medical doctors (M.D.s) or doctors of osteopathy (D.O.s) who are currently licensed by the State of Nevada may recommend the therapeutic use of cannabis to any patient under their care who is diagnosed with a chronic or debilitating medical condition. Under law, professional licensing boards are prohibited from taking disciplinary action against attending physicians who obey Nevada’s medical cannabis statute. Physicians are obligated to inform their patient of the risks and benefits of medical cannabis and must have informed consent for minor patients.

Qualifying Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Cachexia (wasting and malnutrition associated with chronic disease)
  • Persistent Muscle Spasms (including Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Seizures (including Epilepsy)
  • Severe Nausea
  • Severe Pain
  • Additional conditions specifically approved by the Department of Health and Human Services