Frequently Asked Questions

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Recreational cannabis is now officially legal in the state of Nevada as of July 1, 2017 for people who are 21 years of age and older with valid government issued photo identification. Source 

The only legal way to buy marijuana in Nevada is from a state-licensed store or dispensary. It remains illegal to buy marijuana from any other source. Customers purchasing retail marijuana will have to show proper identification proving they are 21 or older. Source

The use of medical marijuana became legal in Nevada in 2001, and state-certified medical marijuana establishments, like dispensaries, became operational in 2015. 

Patients meeting certain criteria can apply for a Nevada medical marijuana card. The medical marijuana card allows the patient to legally purchase marijuana from a state-certified medical marijuana dispensary. Source

Medical patients need to present a current medical marijuana card or temporary recommendation letter, valid government issued photo identification. Per Nevada state law the photo ID accompanying your medicinal card or recommendation must be issued from the same state to be valid. Source

Yes, Nevada is the only state to fully practice reciprocity. The Medical Marijuana dispensaries of the State of Nevada are authorized to sell medical marijuana to card holders from the following states if the patient presents a State or local government-issued medical marijuana card: ALASKA, ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, CONNECTICUT, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, DELAWARE, HAWAII, ILLINOIS, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEVADA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW MEXICO, NEW YORK, NORTH DAKOTA, OHIO, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WASHINGTON.  Source

Persons participating in the state’s medical cannabis program can legally possess no more than two and one-half ounces of usable marijuana in any one 14-day period. Source 

Adults who are not participating in the state’s medical cannabis program can legally possess personal use quantities of cannabis up to one ounce and/or up to 3.5 grams of concentrate. Source 

Valid government issued photo identification can be an unexpired state issued identification card, driver’s license, passport/passport card, or military identification which provides your name, date of birth, and facial photo. International customers may present current valid government issued photo identification from their country of residency as proof of identity. Source

All cannabis purchases are taxed by Nevada law at the current state sales tax. Recreational cannabis is taxed at an additional 10% retail excise rate on the sale price. Products sold to a medicinal patient cardholder are not subject to this additional 10% excise tax. Source

A medical marijuana topical is a preparation of medical marijuana – infused into a product – that is intended for skin application. Creams, foams, lotions, balms, ointments and salves are all considered topicals, and may all be infused with medical marijuana, to draw the beneficial properties of the cannabinoids into the skin.

Marijuana tinctures are herbal preparations that are made by extracting plant compounds, using ethanol alcohol. Tinctures are typically administered by placing a few of the infused product under the tongue but they can also be added to a beverage. Since the alcohol draws the other extracted constituents into the bloodstream rapidly.

Smoking marijuana will trigger effects faster and more predictably than ingesting marijuana. Smoking marijuana will cause psychological effects within 5 to 30 minutes as the psychoactive chemical THC is absorbed into the blood through the lungs and circulated around the body.  SourceThe exact time and effect it will have you depends on many factors such as tolerance to THC, body weight, if you’ve eaten, hydration level, etc.  It is best to start slowly with a small amount and then wait 15-20 minutes before smoking anymore.

Much like smoking it varies from person to person depending on many factors. Most often the effect from eating marijuana lasts a longer duration and creates more of an intense experience.  Ingested marijuana takes longer to feel the effects from. Source   

It is HIGHLY recommended that you start with a very small dose.

Keep marijuana and marijuana products out of reach of children.

Marijuana and marijuana products can cause severe illness in children.

Allowing children to ingest marijuana or marijuana products, or storing marijuana or marijuana products in a location which is accessible to children may result in an investigation by an agency which provides child welfare services or criminal prosecution for children abuse or neglect.

The intoxicating effects of marijuana products may be delayed by 2 hours or more and users of marijuana products should initially ingest a small amount of the product containing no more than 10 mg of thc, then wait at least 2 hours before ingesting any additional amount of the product.

Pregnant women should consult with a physician before ingesting marijuana or marijuana products.

Ingesting marijuana or marijuana products with alcohol or other drugs, including prescription medication, may result in unpredictable levels of impairment and that a person should consult with a physician before doing so.

Marijuana and marijuana products can impair concentration, coordination, and judgement and a person should not operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana or marijuana products.

Ingestion of any amount of marijuana or marijuana products before driving may result in criminal prosecution for driving under the influence.