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.