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CHAPTER 453A - MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA

NRS 453A.120  “Medical use of marijuana” defined.
“Medical use of marijuana” means: 1.  The possession, delivery, production or use of marijuana; 2.  The possession, delivery or use of paraphernalia used to administer marijuana; or 3.  Any combination of the acts described in subsections 1 and 2, Ê as necessary for the exclusive benefit of a person to mitigate the symptoms or effects of his or her chronic or debilitating medical condition.
NRS 453A.050  “Chronic or debilitating medical condition” defined. 
“Chronic or debilitating medical condition” means: 1.  Acquired immune deficiency syndrome; 2.  Cancer; 3.  Glaucoma; 4.  A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces, for a specific patient, one or more of the following: (a) Cachexia; (b) Persistent muscle spasms, including, without limitation, spasms caused by multiple sclerosis; (c) Seizures, including, without limitation, seizures caused by epilepsy; (d) Severe nausea; or (e) Severe pain; or 5.  Any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that is: (a) Classified as a chronic or debilitating medical condition by regulation of the Division; or (b) Approved as a chronic or debilitating medical condition pursuant to a petition submitted in accordance with NRS 453A.710.
NRS 453.096  “Marijuana” defined.
1.  “Marijuana” means: (a) All parts of any plant of the genus Cannabis, whether growing or not; (b) The seeds thereof; (c) The resin extracted from any part of the plant, including concentrated cannabis; and (d) Every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of the plant, its seeds or resin. 2.  “Marijuana” does not include: (a) Industrial hemp, as defined in NRS 557.040, which is grown or cultivated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 557 of NRS; or (b) The mature stems of the plant, fiber produced from the stems, oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of the mature stems (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil or cake, or the sterilized seed of the plant which is incapable of germination.
NRS 453A.101  “Edible marijuana products” defined.
1.  Contain marijuana or an extract thereof; 2.  Are intended for human consumption by oral ingestion; and 3.  Are presented in the form of foodstuffs, extracts, oils, tinctures and other similar products.
NRS 453A.160  “Usable marijuana” defined.
1.  “Usable marijuana” means: (a) The dried leaves and flowers of a plant of the genus Cannabis, and any mixture or preparation thereof, that are appropriate for the medical use of marijuana; and (b) The seeds of a plant of the genus Cannabis. 2.  The term does not include the stalks and roots of the plant.
NRS 453A.080  “Designated primary caregiver” defined.
1.  “Designated primary caregiver” means a person who: (a) Is 18 years of age or older; (b) Has significant responsibility for managing the well-being of a person diagnosed with a chronic or debilitating medical condition; and (c) Is designated as such in the manner required pursuant to NRS 453A.250. 2.  The term does not include the attending physician of a person diagnosed with a chronic or debilitating medical condition.

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