As of April 1, 2014, Nevada law will permit a limited number of medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in the state. The law will also allow cultivation facilities, testing labs, and producers of edible marijuana products to operate in the state as well.
How can people qualify to work at medical marijuana establishments in Nevada?
Owners, officers, board members, employees and volunteers all must receive an “agent registration card” from the Nevada State Health Division in order to work at a Nevada medical marijuana establishment. The application for the agent card asks for the following information:
- Name, address, date of birth, and social security number,
- A pledge not to give medical marijuana to anyone not legally allowed to have it, and
- Fingerprints and authorization to submit to an FBI background check,
In addition, prospective workers must fit all of the following requirements:
- The applicant is over 21 years old.
- The applicant is not in violation of a child support order, and
- The applicant has no past convictions for drug felonies or violent felonies. (Violent felonies involve the use, threatened use, or substantial risk of using force against the person or property of another.) Note that this does not include convictions for which the case was closed at least ten (10) years ago.
- The applicant never had a previous agent registration card revoked, and the applicant has never previously been an owner, officer or board member of a medical marijuana establishment that had its registration revoked.
If the applicant does not hear back within 30 days, he/she is considered to have a conditionally valid agent registration card until further notice. Agent registration cards are good for one year and may be renewed upon application and acceptance.
Note that if an employee or volunteer stops working at a medical marijuana establishment, the Nevada State Health Division must be notified within 10 days.
Also note that owners, officers and board members do not need to resubmit all their information in order to get an agent registration card as long as they already submitted their information in the original application to open a medical marijuana establishment.