Nevada Marijuana / Cannabis Medical Use Law: Legal
- Ballot question 9: Passed on November 7, 2000, 54% of 65.38% of Nevada citizens voted in support.
- Must possess a Nevada Medical Marijuana Registry card issued by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
- Patients may possess up to 2 1/2 ounces of usable marijuana in any one 14-day period.
- Patients may possess up to 12 marijuana plants, irrespective of whether the marijuana plants are mature or immature.
Nevada Recreational Marijuana / Cannabis Recreational Use Law: Legal
- Ballot Question 2: Passed on November 8, 2016
- Adults 21 years and older can legally possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana
- Adults 21 years and older can legally possess up to 1/8 of an ounce of concentrated marijuana (the separated resin, whether crude or purified, obtained from marijuana)
- Adults 21 years and older can legally grow marijuana plants at home for their personal consumption, but only if there is not a state-licensed retail marijuana store within 25 miles of the home. Can grow up to 6 plants per person, but no more than 12 plants per household
Medical Marijuana In Nevada
Medical marijuana use in Nevada was legalized legal on November 7, 2000, following the passage of Ballot question 9. 65.38% of Nevada citizens voted in support. Ballot question 9 came into legal effect on October 1, 2001, pursuant to NRS 453.
The Medical Marijuana Establishment Program, including certification of establishments and initial application and renewal of agent cards, has been transferred to the Department of Taxation.
The Nevada Medical Marijuana Cardholders/Caregivers Program is a state registry program within the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. Our role is to administer the provisions of the Medical Use of Marijuana law as approved by the Nevada Legislature and adopted in 2001.
Recreational Marijuana in Nevada
On November 8, 2016, Nevada voters passed the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (Ballot Question 2). The Act legalized the purchase, possession, and consumption of recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older. Even though marijuana became legal on January 1, 2017, how a consumer buys it, how much they can have at one time, and where they can use it are still restricted by the law.
Medical Marijuana Facility Licensing
As part of marijuana legalization, the state of Nevada is responsible for regulating businesses that participate in the marijuana industry. Only businesses licensed by the state specifically for marijuana operations are legally allowed to grow, manufacture, test, distribute, or sell marijuana in Nevada. Consumers may only legally buy retail marijuana from a state-licensed retail store.
For information about getting a retail marijuana establishment license, taxes on retail marijuana, and working for a marijuana business click here.
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