Nevada Dispensary Association Announces Closure of Las Vegas Application Office to Coincide with Online Application Processing in Nevada
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Nevada Dispensary Association (NDA) is excited to announce the availability of online medical marijuana application processing in Nevada. Online application processing will provide much needed access to medical marijuana registry identification cards (“patient cards”), allowing patients with mobility issues as well as those in remote areas easy, efficient access to application processing. The website for online processing can be accessed at https://mmportal.nv.gov/Account/Login. Processing will be available for completion via any browser connected to the internet, as well as at participating dispensaries, for patients without internet access or those who require help completing the process.
The following dispensaries are able to help those who would like assistance in obtaining a patient card: The Apothecary Shoppe, Thrive Cannabis Marketplace, The Grove, Las Vegas ReLeaf, The Apothecarium, Show Grow, Sahara Wellness, Euphoria Wellness, Oasis Medical Cannabis, Blüm, Nevada Pure, The Source, Essence Cannabis Dispensary, Medizin, Nevada Medical Marijuana and Deep Roots Harvest. Any updates to this list will be available at nvdispense.com. Patients will still need to visit a doctor for a Physician Recommendation under the new system, but will no longer be required to visit the Department of Motor Vehicles.
NDA members, such as Essence Cannabis Dispensary–with three locations, including one on the the “Las Vegas Strip”–have helped patients by reviewing their applications for accuracy and completion. This has helped patients with the seven page application as well as helped the State by reducing the amount of time they spend in the reviewing process. The owner of Essence described the process, saying, “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.”
NDA Executive Director Riana Durrett commented as well, stating, “We appreciate that the State has improved the patient card system so much that now it takes only a couple days to get a card. This is much more in line with what one would expect when obtaining physician-recommended medicine. 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.”
The physical application processing office operated by the Department of Behavioral and Public Health, located in Las Vegas at 2300 West Sahara Avenue, Suite 800, will remain temporarily available for medical marijuana application processing through October 2016. The office will officially close on the last day in October so that the State can turn its focus toward processing electronic applications. More details on application processing via this Las Vegas office as well as participating dispensaries can be found at nvdispense.com.
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Nevada Dispensary Association is dedicated to developing and promoting best practices among Nevada medical marijuana dispensaries as well as supporting the efforts of dispensary owners to provide high quality, safe medical marijuana to Nevada’s patients.
For more information, visit www.nvdispense.com or contact Riana Durrett at email@example.com.