Out-of-State Residents Can Purchase Medical Marijuana in Las Vegas
Nevada is one of the few states in America that recognizes reciprocity with other states using the medical marijuana program. This means that out-of-state residents can travel to Nevada for business or pleasure and confidently continue their marijuana treatment program. If you are a medical marijuana cardholder from another state, you can legally purchase medical marijuana in Nevada provided you meet the following conditions:
You must have a valid, non-expired medical marijuana card from your home state.
Your home state must exempt medical marijuana cardholders from criminal prosecution for medical marijuana use.
The law in your home state must require that physicians advise patients about the benefits of using medical marijuana to ease a patient’s symptoms before a card is issued by that state.
The Nevada authorities must be able to verify the validity of your medical marijuana card by accessing a database of registered users.
Non-residents must abide by all of Nevada’s medical marijuana possession laws – found here, regardless of how much marijuana each patient is allowed to possess in their home state.
Nevada Residents can Purchase Medical Marijuana in Michigan and Rhode Island
If you are a registered medical marijuana cardholder in the state of Nevada and travel outside of the state, you may find it quite difficult to continue your treatment. Most states do not recognize medical marijuana as a form of treatment, and states where medical marijuana is legal do not recognize cardholders from other states. There are three exceptions, however — Nevada, Michigan and Rhode Island. In these states you can use your Nevada medical marijuana card to buy cannabis from approved dispensaries. When you are in one of these states, however, remember that you are under the jurisdiction of that state. Be sure to read the laws carefully for each state you visit or travel through. Possession limits and other nuances of the medical marijuana law are different in each state. A helpful site to keep you updated on the medical marijuana laws in each state is Americans for Safe Access. The site is continually updated based on ever-changing laws.
Despite the obvious problem of reciprocity for many registered medical marijuana users, new states are passing laws each year to allow for the distribution of marijuana for medical use. It stands to reason that, within time, using medical marijuana as a legitimate form of treatment will become much more common and accepted in every state.
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