Marijuana in Nevada

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GENERAL INFORMATION 

Fifty-five percent of Nevada voters approved Question 2 in November 2016, which permits adults who are not participating in the state’s medical cannabis program to legally possess personal use quantities of cannabis (up to one ounce and/or up to 3.5 grams of concentrate). 

Public use/display of marijuana is still subject to civil penalties. The law took effect on January 1, 2017.

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For information on legal use and penalties visit http://marijuana.nv.gov/Legal/Penalties/ 

Driving and Marijuana

It is illegal and dangerous to drive under the influence of marijuana. Any amount of marijuana consumption puts you at risk of driving impaired. 

Learn more about marijuana and driving from Zero Fatalities.

Purchasing Marijuana

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

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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. 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. https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-453A.html#NRS453ASec400 

The legalization of retail marijuana does not change the medical marijuana program.

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The Nevada Medical Marijuana Program is governed by Nevada Revised Statute 453A and Nevada Administrative Code 453A.

Driving and Marijuana

It is illegal and dangerous to drive under the influence of marijuana. Any amount of marijuana consumption puts you at risk of driving impaired. 

Learn more about marijuana and driving from Zero Fatalities.

Purchasing Marijuana

The only legal way to buy medical marijuana in Nevada is from a state-licensed store or dispensary. It remains illegal to buy marijuana from any other source. Medicinal patients need to present an active medical marijuana card or temporary recommendation letter, valid government issued photo identification, and will also be asked to sign a Dispensary Patient Agreement upon first visit. Per Nevada state law the photo ID accompanying your medicinal card or recommendation must be issued from the same state to be valid.

For more information and resources on Marijuana in Nevada visit http://marijuana.nv.gov/Stay_Informed/Resources/