Nevada Marijuana Laws
Nevada Recreational Marijuana Law
On November 8, 2016, Nevada voters approved Question 2, which legalizes, regulates and taxes recreational marijuana throughout the state and allows adults age 21 or older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants beginning on January 1, 2017.
Nevada’s Department of Taxation will be responsible for creating regulations to govern the cultivation, production, testing, and retail sale of marijuana by January 1, 2018.
UPDATE: In February 2017, Nevada lawmakers publicized that they’ll expedite the implementation of the recreational marijuana law from January 1, 2018 to July 1, 2017. Therefore, as of July 2017, Nevada medical marijuana dispensaries will be permitted to sell recreational marijuana to adults 21 and older. In early 2018, recreational dispensaries will open and begin selling recreational marijuana. At which time, medical marijuana dispensaries will discontinue selling recreational marijuana.
Nevada Medical Marijuana Law
On November 7, 2000, Nevada voters approved Question 9, The Nevada Medical Marijuana Act, which allows the use of medical marijuana.
The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) oversees the state’s medical marijuana program. The law removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of medical marijuana by patients who have written documentation from a state-licensed doctor that marijuana may alleviate his or her condition.
Question 9 has been codified into the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 453A.120. Under Nevada medical marijuana law, only a person with a qualifying debilitating medical condition who has obtained a valid Nevada Medical Marijuana Program card is exempted from criminal laws of the state for engaging in the medical use of marijuana.
Patients or their primary caregivers may legally possess no more than one (1) ounce of usable marijuana, and may cultivate no more than seven (7) marijuana plants, of which no more than three (3) may be mature.
Medical Marijuana Patients Visiting Nevada
Nevada has a medical marijuana card reciprocity law, which means Nevada dispensaries can accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards. Medical marijuana patients visiting Nevada can bring their valid medical marijuana card into any Nevada dispensary and purchase up to one ounce of medical marijuana.