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State agency announces it will accept applications for medical marijuana establishments



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The Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) announced today it will accept applications for medical marijuana establishments August 5, – August 18, 2014. The application form can be found on DPBH’s Medical Marijuana Program web page at: http://health.nv.gov/medicalmarijuana.htm.

Applications must be submitted with the $5,000 nonrefundable fee. Applicants are eligible to apply to DPBH and be ranked, whether they have applied at a local government level or not.

There are over 40 pages of text applicants will need to understand as they submit their applications. In addition to the merit criteria outlined in the law, applicants will need to submit notarized forms attesting they do not have any disqualifying felony convictions and declaring whether they are subject to a court order for child support. If they are, they must declare whether they are in compliance with the court’s order. If they are not in compliance with the court’s order, they are not an eligible party to receive a medical marijuana registration certificate.

Following the passage of Senate Bill 374 of the 2013 Legislative Session, Marla McDade Williams, Deputy Administrator for the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, led the effort to put the new regulations in place.

“We greatly appreciated the input and patience of all of the stakeholders that were involved in this process. Together, we have come a long way in a very short period. By being receptive to feedback received throughout the process, we believe the application allows applicants to promote their unique business model,” said McDade Williams.

Property owners must also declare on a form provided in the application that they are authorizing an establishment to use the property as a medical marijuana establishment.

To ensure there are no biases as applications are reviewed and scored, applicants are prohibited from submitting their response on company letterhead. Individual names of owners, officers, board members, or key staff are not to be used in certain text of the application. There is an Identifier Form that will be required and is essential for applicants to use as they write their responses.

Applicants will be provided an opportunity to waive confidentiality if they want information in their applications to be shared with local government jurisdictions.

DPBH will accept questions about the application components beginning June 2, 2014, and ending at 2 p.m. on June 20, 2014. Questions can be emailed to [email protected]. Answers to the questions will be provided on the website of the Division on or before July 7, 2014. http://health.nv.gov/medicalmarijuana.htm.

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