Nevada said “yes” to legal cannabis Tuesday night. So what does that mean for people looking to partake in the pot party?
First, the law doesn’t take effect until Jan. 1 . Las Vegas police said Wednesday that officers will continue to enforce the current law, which outlaws any nonmedical marijuana possession until the new law takes effect.
After Jan. 1, adults 21 and older can possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis, or one-eighth of an ounce of cannabis concentrate.
When the general public will be able to buy marijuana from a store is unclear. The Taxation Department has until Jan. 1, 2018, to craft regulations and licensing to allow the stores to operate.
State Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, said he’d like to mimic what Oregon did after the state voted to approve retail marijuana in 2014. The Oregon Legislature grandfathered medical marijuana dispensaries just months after the law was voted in, which allowed residents to buy cannabis at those stores while lawmakers worked to complete the full regulations.
Although cannabis in Nevada will be legal, smoking or consuming it in public will remain outlawed, punishable by a fine of up to $600.
The number of retail shops in Nevada will be limited by counties’ populations. Clark County will have up to 80 stores and Washoe up to 20, according to the legislation. All other Nevada counties, including Nye, will be allowed up to two. Medical marijuana dispensaries operating now will have first dibs on those retail licenses.
The Basics of Marijuana in Medicine
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.
Get Medical Marijuana Treatment With A Medical Marijuana Card
The United States of America are going through some very interesting times today. The country has got its first dark-skinned president in the face of Barack Obama, it is struggling through a new international financial crisis, and it goes through constant debates over a certain medical issue throughout last 15 years or so. What we're going to talk about in this article is the medical issue - Marijuana Treatment and its induction into nationwide medicine.
The first state ever to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes was California. It has issued a Proposition 215, which is also referred to as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. Since then, the state has undergone through a lot of things, including multiple Medical Marijuana Dispensary raids by the DEA. Today, according to the state's laws, a patient has to get a Marijuana Card in order to be taken through marijuana treatment. Of course, California wasn't the only state that has legalized marijuana treatment ever since. Thirteen more states have legalized marijuana treatment on the state level. But still, the legalization is far from being nationwide, since the country authorities in the face of president Obama and his representatives have clearly expressed their opposition towards marijuana legalization.
Hence, as of today, we have 14 US states that allow marijuana treatment at the state level. Federal law still prohibits the use of marijuana, but those individuals that live under the laws of Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington are safe from federal prosecutions, but each person that possesses allowed amounts of marijuana should also have a medical marijuana card. This is not an option, this is a must. And anyone caught with or under marijuana, but who doesn't have a marijuana card, is subject to legal penalties and even imprisonment.