DMV VISITS NO LONGER NECESSARY DURING PATIENT APPLICATION PROCESS
Nevada’s medical cannabis patients no longer need to visit the Department of Motor Vehicles for processing of their medical marijuana patient card. The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health and the DMV have interfaced data systems so that patients’ cards will be mailed to them automatically. The Medical Marijuana Patient Online Registry (MPP) has a system in place to accommodate patients who currently have letters of approval, but who have not yet visited the DMV under the old rules. Patients with approval letters dated June 1, 2016 or later will get their cards in the mail. Patients with an approval letter dated May 31, 2016 or earlier will be contacted by the state.
PATIENT REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Applying, paying for and getting a medical marijuana approval are now available by using the Medical Marijuana Patient Online Registry (MPP). From the Registry homepage (go to http://dpbh.nv.gov and click to the Medical Marijuana Registry), patients can create their own accounts, scan in their driver’s license, and download and print their application. Patients are still required to secure a physician recommendation and sign the waiver and acknowledgment in the presence of a Notary Public. This process requires internet access, a computer, printer and scanner. When all pages of the application are complete, applicants can scan and upload them directly to the MMP portal for approval. Letters of approval may be provided in as little as 24 hours. Patients may print the letter for use in dispensaries until their card arrives in the mail.
SEMINAR FOR PTSD SUFFERERS SET FOR OCTOBER 5TH
The Grove dispensary is hosting an educational event called ‘Standing for Veterans’ on Wednesday, October 5th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Laborers Union Hall, 4201 E. Bonanza Road. Those attending the free seminar will learn about research being conducted to find out how medical cannabis can help those who are suffering from PTSD. Speakers will include US Congresswoman Dina Titus, Nevada State Senator Pat Spearman, Roberto Pickering of the Battle Brothers Foundation, and Dr. Sue Sisley, PTSD researcher and medical director for the Grove. Please call 702.222.2362 for details and to register.
NEW DISPENSARIES OPEN THROUGHOUT SILVER STATE
Over the last few months, several new dispensaries have opened in Southern Nevada. Those include
Blackjack Collective at 1800 Western Avenue, blackjackcollective.com; ShowGrow located at 4850 S. Fort Apache Road, showgrow.com; The Clinic Nevada, 4310 W. Flamingo Avenue, theclinicnevada.com; and Top Notch THC at 5630 N. Stephanie Street, topnotchthc.com.
In the northern part of the state, NuLeaf opened in Incline Village at 877 Tahoe Blvd., nuleafnv.com; and The Dispensary NV is now operating at 100 W. Plumb Lane in Reno, thedispensarynv.com. Reef dispensaries have now opened in Sparks at 195 East Glendale Avenue and the other is in Sun Valley at 5105 Sun Valley Blvd., reefdispensaries.com.