Both recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries are open in Nevada. Any adult 21 years of age or older with valid, government-issued ID can purchase marijuana; no residency in Nevada is required. For more information on Nevada marijuana laws, click here.
Is marijuana legal in Nevada?
Yes. Recreational cannabis was legalized November of 2016 with the passing of the Nevada Marijuana Legalization Initiative. The law went into effect January 1, 2017. Individuals will need to be 21 years of age and older in order to purchase from recreational dispensaries. Medical marijuana became legal in 2001 under the Medical Use of Marijuana Act. You must have a medical marijuana card to purchase and possess cannabis from a medical dispensary.
If I’m not a Nevada resident, can I get a medical card?
Yes, a non-resident can get their medical marijuana card. Additionally, people with out-of-state medical cards are granted reciprocity in Nevada, but they must follow Nevada’s rules regarding how much an individual is allowed to possess, regardless of how much he or she is allowed to possess in their home state.
Additionally, he or she must abide by the following restrictions:
The non-resident has a valid, non-expired medical marijuana card from his or her home state
The non-resident’s home state exempts cardholders from criminal prosecution for medical marijuana use
The law of the non-resident’s home state requires that physicians advise patients that medical marijuana use may help their symptoms as a precondition to the state issuing patients a medical marijuana card
The non-resident’s home state maintains a database through which Nevada authorities may verify his or her card’s validity (NRS 372A)
With a Nevada issued medical card, an individual can possess up to 2.5 ounces of usable cannabis. Note that without a card, a resident or non-resident can be punished by a maximum of $600 and a potential drug screening. Recreational consumers are able to purchase up to 1 oz of flower or up to 1/8th oz of concentrate at one time.
What types of marijuana are available to buy in Nevada?
There are a variety of flower strains (buds) available in Nevada, a similar selection to what you'll find in Colorado or California. Stores also carry concentrates and essential oils, edibles, seeds, clones (seedlings), topical creams, lotions and massage oils.
Where can I smoke marijuana in Nevada?
Similar to other states with medical and/or legalized marijuana, one can only consume cannabis in private. Nevada tends to be very strict with these rules, so please consume with discretion.
Only one social lounge is currently open in Las Vegas. However, Assembly Bill 341, which was approved June 1, 2021, allows for the creation of two types of consumption lounges, either attached to dispensaries or as standalone venues. AB431 is effective as of October 1, 2021, and more consumption lounges are expected to open in 2022.
Are you of legal age for recreational marijuana or hold a valid medical marijuana card?
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