Recreational & Medical Marijuana Laws

As of January 1, 2017, Nevada became one of the states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and over. Since that time:

  • Adults have been allowed to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana flower or up to one-eighth of an ounce (about 3.5 grams) of marijuana concentrates.
  • A person may grow and possess no more than 6 marijuana plants for personal use.
  • No more than 12 marijuana plants are permitted per residence.
  • With the exception of plants, possessing more than 1 ounce of marijuana is still a felony.

It’s important to note that in the state of Nevada, you are considered to be in illegal possession of marijuana if you have any parts of the plant that fall under the genus of Cannabis. That means that if you’re caught with Cannabis seeds, resin, or any related compounds, you are in danger of facing criminal charges.

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What about Medical Marijuana?

Nevada approves the medical use of marijuana. The general provisions are that a person and/or their caregiver must make an application to the Health Division of the Department of Health and Human Services with appropriate documentation as prescribed by the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 453A.210.

Once the person and/or their caregiver has been approved and issued a Registry Identification Card (Marijuana Card), they have a limited exemption from state prosecution. NRS 453A.300 lays out which actions are still illegal even for Marijuana Card Holder. These illegal actions include:

  1. Driving under the influence of marijuana
  2. Possession of a firearm while under the influence of marijuana
  3. Use of marijuana while in a public place or exposed to public view
  4. Delivering marijuana to a person who they know does not have a valid Marijuana Card
  5. Delivering marijuana to any person for consideration
  6. Possession of a quantity of marijuana, marijuana concentrates or marijuana plants greater than the amounts allowed by law

People who possess medical marijuana cards (or who possess an equivalent from another state that has been approved by Nevada) may purchase medical marijuana from a Nevada medical marijuana dispensary.

Nevada Marijuana Attorneys

If you or a friend has been arrested with marijuana in Reno or anywhere in Nevada, you need our help! Call the Law Offices of Calvert & Hubach, LLC today to set up a free initial consultation. Once you talk to us, you will start feeling better about your situation because we take the time to explain your rights, develop a personalized legal strategy, and ultimately transfer your burden onto our own shoulders. Don’t wait. Call us today!