This blog post was written by Corrina Esquivel, one of Connor & Connor’s talented team members. Part of Corrina’s job is processing Agent Registration Card Applications. Read Corrina’s post below to learn more about obtaining an Agent Registration Card.

So, would you like to work in a marijuana facility? First, you will need to obtain an Agent Registration Card.

Who – Who needs an Agent Registration Card?

Any employee, contractor, volunteer, owner, officer or board member of a marijuana cultivation, production, dispensary, laboratory or distributor facility will need to obtain an Agent Registration Card before starting work or becoming an owner, officer or board member of a marijuana facility.

What – What is an Agent Registration Card?

An Agent Registration Card is similar to a work card, such as a Sheriff’s Card (which is required for positions in a gaming establishment). An Agent Registration Card is required for positions or ownership interest in marijuana facilities. Similar to a Sheriff’s Card, a background check will be required as part of the Agent Registration Card Application.

Where – Where do I obtain an Agent Registration Card?

In the state of Nevada, any Department of Taxation 1location will process an Agent Registration Card Application.

When – When do I need an Agent Registration Card?

An Agent Registration Card is required to be in the possession of the Agent at all times when entering marijuana facilities. An Agent Registration Card is valid for one (1) year; therefore it is required to renew an Agent Registration Card each year.

Why – Why do I need an Agent Registration Card?

Similar to work cards such as a Sheriff’s Card, TAM Card or Health Card, an Agent Registration Card is required by law 2to obtain in order to secure a position or ownership interest in marijuana facilities.

How – How do I obtain an Agent Registration Card?

The Department of Taxation will provide a Nevada Marijuana Enforcement Division Agent Card Application3, in which an applicant is required to complete. Applicants will need to provide the following items to complete the Agent Card Application:

  • Applicants will need to obtain two fingerprints, (one for medical and one for recreational) from a fingerprint agency. The fingerprint agency will electronically submit the applicant’s fingerprints to the Nevada Department of Public Safety and a fingerprint representative will also sign the Agent Applicant Fingerprint Submission Form, Page 13, of the Nevada Marijuana Enforcement Division Agent Card Application. The applicant will need to provide Page 13, completed by a fingerprint representative, with their Agent Card Application.

If the applicant is from out-of-state, the applicant will need to provide two physical fingerprint cards and mail them to the Nevada Department of Public Safety. A fee of $36.25 for each fingerprint card, made payable to the Nevada Department of Public Safety, will need to be included with the applicant’s physical fingerprint cards. The physical fingerprint cards will need to be completed with the reason fingerprinted, MNU account number and ORI number on each card; the above-mentioned information can be obtained from Pages 12 & 13 of the Nevada Marijuana Enforcement Division Agent Card Application.

  • Applicants will need to obtain a standard United States passport photograph that is 2 inches in both height and width.
  • A copy of an applicant’s government identification is required, such as a driver’s license or passport.
  • A fee of $75.00 per card will need to be made payable to the Department of Taxation, i.e. an applicant applying for both cultivation and production agent registration cards will need to pay the Department of Taxation a total of $150.00.
  • The Department of Taxation will provide a temporary agent card letter the same day; the temporary letter can be used to enter the marijuana facilities until the applicant receives their physical agent registration card in the mail, provided the applicant is not denied an agent registration card.

 

  1. https://tax.nv.gov
  2. https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-453A.html#NRS453ASec200
  3. https://tax.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/taxnvgov/Content/Forms/Agent%20application.pdf