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Marijuana: What's Legal and What isn't for Nevadans

Updated: Apr 24, 2018



With the passing of the law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, there are a flurry of questions that now present themselves to the Nevada public. 


What is the largest amount of marijuana I can possess legally? 


Adults in Nevada over the age of 21 have the right to legally purchase recreational marijuana; as far as the particular amount, the law dictates that each person is allowed to have up to an ounce of cannabis and 1/8 of an ounce in concentrate (wax, edible, etc.) Possessing more than this amount could result in a fine and a potential misdemeanor. 


Where can I purchase marijuana?


The law necessitates that marijuana be purchased at recreational facilities at a licensed distribution center. State law also indicates that it is legal to gift cannabis to peers of age so long as the amount gifted is not over the legal possession limit. 


Where can I use marijuana?


In Nevada, it is illegal to smoke in public places, in a motor vehicle or near federal buildings. There may be certain places that seemingly allow the intake of marijuana on their property, but it is best to consume marijuana privately to not risk violating Nevada consumption law. It is never fun to have to deal with misdemeanor charges, fines or any penalties. 


Can I drive with marijuana in my car? Can I drive after using marijuana?


Driving while under the influence constitutes a DUI just as serious as driving while under the influence of alcohol. The legal limit for marijuana consumption is 5 nanograms of marijuana per milliliter of blood. No matter your blood level, if a police officer believes you are under the influence, he can and will pull you over. 


As long as the marijuana you have in your vehicle is in a sealed container, it is legal to transport up to one ounce of marijuana, 1/8 of an ounce of concentrate. 




You may still be charged with crimes relative to marijuana if you violate the NRS. 


  1. Marijuana DUI

  2. Possession (Of an ounce or more)

  3. Sale/Sale to a minor

Although legal under state law, the use of recreational marijuana is still illegal federally. Trafficking marijuana across state lines is a serious offense, remember to stay well-informed on this particular subject. 


If you have any questions about a recent DUI, traffic incident or about a recent criminal charge involving marijuana, call us today for a free consultation. 702.384.9800


For more information on Nevada policy for marijuana, visit the page below:


http://marijuana.nv.gov/Legal/Legal_Use/