Nevada Weed Laws

As of November 8th, 2016, both recreational and medical marijuana are legal in Nevada. Recreational users who are 21 years of age and older will soon be able to purchase up to 1 ounce of cannabis (or up to 1/8 ounce of concentrate) at a time.

Who can purchase marijuana in Nevada?
Thanks to the passing of Question 2, recreational marijuana will be officially legal for people who are 21 years of age and older.

Anyone 18 years and older with a valid medical marijuana card can purchase cannabis legally in Nevada, even if the card has been issued from another state. Minors can also qualify for a medical card as long as a parent or guardian signs the Minor Release Form and agrees to act as the child’s primary caregiver.

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Purchasing Limits

Although details for recreational purchases are still being ironed out, expect to be able to purchase up to one ounce of cannabis flower or up to 1/8 of an ounce of concentrate at one time from recreational dispensaries. Note a 15% excise tax will be added to every purchase.

Those with a valid medical marijuana card who are at least 18 years old and older (or their caregivers) can purchase up to 2.5 ounces worth of useable marijuana within a two-week period (14 days). This includes flower, edibles, concentrates, topicals — basically, anything containing cannabis that could get a person high. Currently the definition of “useable” is being debated, as it’s an ambiguous term.

Calculations for this limit are based on the total weight of cannabinoids in a product. For example, if a patient wishes to purchase five 100 milligram candy bars, he or she will be able to purchase the remaining weight in flower, concentrates or topicals (which equals around 2.48 ounces of usable marijuana) within a 14-day period.

Although patients can shop at multiple dispensaries, purchases are tracked in real-time throughout the state to prevent purchases of more than 2.5 ounces every 14 days.

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Where to Purchase Marijuana in Nevada
A handful of licensed medical dispensaries are now open in Nevada, with recreational shops opening soon. Check out our Nevada dispensary directory for the current complete list. More licensed medical dispensaries and a few hundred licensed growers and producers are expected to open, so there will be plenty of places to find medical marijuana in Nevada at an affordable price.

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Recreational dispensaries will be determined by county size, with 80 being allocated to Clark County, 20 to Washoe County, four to Carson County and two to the additional 14 counties. Most dispensaries in Nevada will be found in highly populated areas like Las Vegas and Reno, with the remaining ones sprinkled throughout the rest of the state.

Note that liquor distributors will have a monopoly on licenses for the first 18 months, although medical marijuana shops will be first to market to sell cannabis for the same time period.

Store Hours
Dispensary store hours must be authorized by local governments, be in operation during and only during their established timeframe and have their store hours clearly posted at all times.

Store hours vary based on local government regulations. For example, Las Vegas allows medical dispensaries to operate between the hours of 6:00am and 10:00pm, while Reno dispensaries may be permitted to stay open as late as midnight.

Where can you consume marijuana in Nevada?
Cannabis consumption is for private use only. It is illegal to smoke in public, on federal land or in a vehicle without risking a fine.

There are some hotels that allow tobacco smoke, but most will not permit marijuana use because of concerns regarding conflicting federal law. This is especially true of casinos that work hard to meet gaming regulations, which makes them less likely to want to “gamble” with federal marijuana law.

Although there has been some discussion about opening a few marijuana resorts on Las Vegas Boulevard in the future, it’s always best to keep a low profile when consuming cannabis in Nevada.

Those caught violating public consumption laws in Nevada will be charged with a misdemeanor which is punishable by up to six months in jail, a fine of up to $1,000 or both. The ruling judge may assign community service in addition to or in lieu of both jail time and fines.

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana in Nevada
Driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal in Nevada and could result in a fine, potential community service and even jail time. Law enforcement officials will determine if a person is under the influence of marijuana by requesting either a urine sample, blood sample or field sobriety test.

If the urine sample shows at least ten nanograms of marijuana per milliliter (or 15 nanograms per milliliter of marijuana metabolite) or the blood test shows two nanograms of marijuana per milliliter (or five nanograms per milliliter of marijuana metabolite), the person will be considered high “per-se,” though this can often be contested in court.

Transporting Marijuana
When marijuana is being transported in a vehicle, it should be in a sealed container away from the driver and any minor passengers. Failure to do so could result in an “Open Container” fine or, in the case of minors in the vehicle, the much more severe citation “aggravating circumstance.”

It is also illegal to take marijuana across state lines even if the next destination also has legal marijuana laws because of different marijuana regulations in each state.

Exporting Marijuana
The U.S. Postal Service should never be used as a cannabis delivery system. All mail is subject to search, especially if it smells like marijuana. If an employee at the post office notices an odd or suspicious package, they are required to report it to the proper authorities. If they decide that there is something illegal in the package, they might still deliver it and then arrest the addressee for sending contraband through the mail.

Consumption by Minors
Unless the minor has a valid medical marijuana recommendation, it is illegal for him or her to consume cannabis and cannabis-infused products and could result in a misdemeanor.

Those caught distributing marijuana-related products to minors are punishable with a minimum one-year sentence for first time offenses and up to life in prison (with potential parole after five years) for subsequent offenses.

Cultivation
As party of the passing of Question 2, growing at home will be banned within 25 miles of any dispensary, effectively blocking most of the population of Nevada from growing their own flower.

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Delivery or carry out? You might have a choice when it comes to buying marijuana in Nevada. Gov. Brian Sandoval’s Marijuana Task Force is mulling a proposal that would allow marijuana companies to deliver recreational cannabis, letting customers order pot products like they do with pizza or Postmates. The proposal will go before the state task force next week. The Clark County Commission is slated to hear a presentation on Tuesday that will include the prospects of marijuana home deliveries. Medical marijuana companies can deliver products to card-holding patients in Nevada. But other states with legal marijuana have varying approaches to recreational deliveries. Colorado and Washington have bans on recreational marijuana deliveries, but both state legislatures are mulling bills that could change that. Oregon and Alaska allow deliveries. The proposal in Nevada to allow deliveries for the recreational market is supported by the marijuana industry and law enforcement. Chuck Callaway, director of intergovernmental services for Metropolitan Police Department and a member of the governor’s task force, said Friday that having a regulated and restrictive service would help curb illegal delivery services that advertise online. Those illegal services aren’t just peddling weed, Callaway said. Often they are connected to larger criminal groups that sell heroin or methamphetamine or human trafficking rings that force underage girls into prostitution. Those services often present themselves as legitimate businesses on sites like Craigslist. “You can’t even tell that they’re illegal,” said Riana Durrett, the task force member who authored the delivery recommendation. “If they can go on Craigslist, then they’re going to do that unless you make it legal.” Durrett, executive director for the Nevada Dispensary Association, said she envisions the delivery system being as tightly regulated for the recreational market as it is medical. Pot Dispensary Prices

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Medical marijuana is becoming a new trend in the treatment and management of several diseases including those chronic fatal ones like cancer, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, brain tumors, and HIV/AIDS. Marijuana is originally a schedule I drug as classified by federal law which means that doctors cannot prescribe it and it is unlawful for pharmacies to dispense it. However because of researches proving the wonder effects of marijuana, 14 states in the United States including Colorado, as well as in Canada, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Finland, the Netherlands, Germany, and Austria have legalized the use of medical marijuana.
There are several medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado. But before you can acquire such, you have to acquire a Medical Marijuana Registry Card coming from the health department in Colorado actually saying that you are eligible for the treatment of medicinal marijuana and/or your driver's license. To find legal medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, here are some steps you can follow:
• Search for a dispensary that is near your location online. You can Google it or use Google maps. You will then have a list of dispensaries. Then, try to visit their website so that you will know what they offer, their products menu, free patient consultation, if they require specific fees, or perhaps a discount on their products.
• Search for a dispensary consumer review. These types of information are almost often useful for first-timers who want to try a product or establishments such as a medicinal marijuana dispensary. Consumer reviews can give you educational tips and advices about a particular dispensary and his or her experience whether good or bad.
• Lastly, is to visit the dispensary. There is no better way of telling if the dispensary is efficient or not than the actual experience. Remember that medicinal marijuana dispensary is still a new industry and each of these companies is unique in approaching their clients. Recreational Dispensaries Deals

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