Pubdate: Thu, 30 Jan 2014
Source: Reno News & Review (NV)
Copyright: 2014, Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Jane Wirth


Re "Gone to pot" (Feature story, Jan. 23):

After a relapse of leukemia, I had a bone marrow transplant and
applied for a Nevada medical marijuana card. The State Medical
Marijuana website asked for a request letter along with a $50
application fee, which I sent along with a letter from my
practitioner. The packet I received completely overwhelmed me. In
order to proceed I needed to get fingerprinted, get a Nevada doctor to
complete a form, complete a waiver and have it notarized, and submit
another $150. If approved, I would receive a temporary letter until
the background check was complete, and then I would have to go to the
DMV to get my card. The card needs to be renewed each year. None of
this is mentioned on the website, which I found misleading. NRS 453 is
linked to the website, but it's not very user friendly nor is it
mentioned in the instruction letter. My intent here is not to bash the
law or the website, but to give others a heads up before sending in
the initial (non-refundable) $50 only to find out it's complicated and
expensive, especially when going through serious medical treatment
that could be helped by using medical marijuana.

Jane Wirth

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