Medical marijuana was legalized in Nevada in 2001 and began its real program journey in 2015.
In 2016, citizens of Nevada voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana and at which time permitted purchase, possession, consumption for adults that were over 21.
As of 2019, there were over 60 dispensaries in the state, the most being in Clark County, where Las Vegas is located.
Here are some details about the Nevada marijuana cultivation license in Nevada’s advanced marijuana market.
Medical vs. Recreational
A recreational marijuana cultivation facility is an entity licensed to cultivate, process, and package marijuana, to have marijuana tested by a marijuana testing facility, to sell marijuana to retail marijuana stores, product manufacturing facilities, and other marijuana cultivation facilities, but not to consumers.
The recreational laws define a batch as:
“Usable flower and trim contained within one or more specific lots of marijuana grown by a marijuana cultivation facility from one or more seeds or cuttings of the same strain of marijuana and harvested on or before a specified final date of harvest.”
And the batch number as:
“A unique numeric or alphanumeric identifier assigned to a batch by a marijuana establishment when the batch is planted.”
The medical marijuana laws define batch the same as the recreational laws. However, cultivation facility is more specifically defined as a facility that acquires, possesses, cultivates, delivers, transfers, transports, supplies or sells marijuana and related supplies to medical dispensaries, facilities to produce edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products or other cultivation facilities.
All handouts must be disclosed (including samples), all soil amendments, fertilizers, crop production aids, growing mediums included in lot as well as the facility that tested the product should be available information. Any samples packaged (jar for smells) should be less than 3 ½ grams, may not be sold, must be destroyed after use.
Each cultivation facility should have a quality control unit that is responsible for checking containers, packaging, and the product in general. The hygiene of the facility should always be upheld as well as have a proper building in accordance with the administrative code 453A.606.
Cultivation facility licensees are permitted to cultivate (grow), process, and package marijuana; to have marijuana tested by a testing facility; and to sell marijuana to retail marijuana stores, to marijuana product manufacturing facilities, and other cultivation facilities, but not to consumers.
To purchase a Nevada marijuana cultivation license a one-time application fee of $5,000 is required.
The Department may require payment of an annual licensing fee not to exceed:
- For the initial issuance of a license for a marijuana cultivation facility: $30,000
- For a renewal license for a marijuana cultivation facility: $10,000
- For the initial issuance of a license for a marijuana product manufacturing facility: $10,000
- For a renewal license for a marijuana product manufacturing facility: $3,300
For a complete list of fees, review the Regulations and Taxation of Marijuana document.
The Department is not currently accepting applications for marijuana licenses or medical marijuana registration certificates.
The Department will issue a 45-day notice prior to the opening of an application period. To be notified, sign up here. The application will be made available at the time of notification.
State Tracking System
Nevada has contracted Metrc as the mandatory regulatory tracking system. Metrc is a seed-to-sale marijuana tracking system that uses serialized tags attached to every plant — and labels attached to wholesale packages — to track marijuana inventory. Each tag is attached to a plant to facilitate tracking through different stages of growth, as well as the drying and curing processes, and eventual retail sale.
365 Cannabis is a validated third-party vendor for Metrc in Nevada. 365 Cannabis offers inventory control and tracking that is capable of interfacing with Metrc to track:
- Number of plants & cuttings
- Weight of flowers, measured in grams
- Weight of trim, measured in grams
- Quantity of THC, measured in mg
- Weight of seeds, measured in grams
We will continue to update this page regularly as new legislation is passed. We encourage you to always check The Department website for the most up-to-date and detailed information.
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