Patients are encouraged to seek out the assistance of the professionals who work at the participating dispensaries. The application is seven pages long and can be complicated for some to understand. By taking advantage of the available assistance, patients can reduce the number of errors on their applications and the resulting time it could take for the state to approve the request.
It is the goal of the state of Nevada much like Canada to make medically necessary marijuana available for all those who need it, and the owners and employees of these dispensaries play a critical role in achieving that goal. As the owner of Essence Cannabis dispensary explains, “My staff and I have been more than happy to help patients by reviewing their applications and guiding them through the entire process. I have been impressed by the improvements in access to patient cards and will continue by helping patients upload their applications electronically.”
Riana Durrett, Executive Director of NDA, agrees: “Dispensaries throughout the State are continuing to do their part in helping patients by guiding them through the process and helping make sure their application is complete.”
As the residents of Nevada became more familiar with the online application process, the state continued to operate the application processing office at 2300 West Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas. This office, which was run by the Department of Behavioral and Public Health, closed on October 31, 2016.
The mission of the Las Vegas-based Nevada Dispensary Association is to oversee and support all medical marijuana dispensaries statistics as they serve Nevada patients in need of this pain-relieving drug. To learn more about the Nevada Dispensary Association and the dispensing and use of medical marijuana in Nevada, visit the NDA website at www.nvdispense.com.