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Is Marijuana Legal in Nevada?

As of November 8, 2016, recreational and medicinal marijuana were legalized in Nevada. Recreational use is legal for consumers who are 21 years of age or older, though they are able to purchase only up to one ounce of cannabis at a time, or an eighth of an ounce of concentrate.

Who is Allowed to Purchase Marijuana in Nevada?

As previously mentioned, individuals who are 21 years of age or older can legally purchase marijuana. However, anyone 18 years of age or older can also purchase cannabis if they have a valid medical marijuana card, even if the card was issued from out-of-state. Minors are also able qualify for a medical marijuana card as long as a parent or guardian signs the Minor Release Form and agrees to act as the minor’s primary caregiver.

Limits on Purchasing

Recreational consumers can purchase up to one ounce of cannabis flower or, alternatively, an eighth of an ounce of concentrate at once from any recreational dispensary. A 15% excise tax will be added to every purchase.

For individuals who have a valid medical marijuana card and are 18 years of age, or their caregivers, the limit for how much marijuana they can purchase is 2.5 ounces within a two-week period. It includes the cannabis flower, edibles, concentrates, and any other item that contains cannabis and can get a person high.

Whether you are a recreational consumer or have a valid medical marijuana card, you can shop at multiple dispensaries, but keep in mind that all purchases are tracked in real-time to prevent consumers from purchasing an amount that exceeds the legal limit.

Consuming Marijuana

Despite the fact that marijuana is now legal in the state of Nevada, it is only legal for private use. This means you are not allowed to smoke it in public, on federal land, or in a vehicle. Additionally, most hotels do not permit the use of marijuana due to concerns about conflicting federal law. Individuals who are caught violating the public consumption laws in Nevada risk being charged with a misdemeanor, which is punishable by jail time, steep fines, or both.

Reno Marijuana Law Attorney

From licensing to business planning, the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover offers wise guidance and information regarding marijuana law. Whether you are just starting out, or already have an established business, we can assist you in understanding the specifics of marijuana laws, negotiating with local municipal authorities, land use regulations, and more.

Contact our office today at (775) 502-1575 to schedule a free consultation.