The legalization of marijuana in Nevada is a complicated issue. Due to the federal prohibition on marijuana, cannabis remains illegal at the national level. However, states are permitted to create their laws around marijuana use and cultivation. So what does that mean for you? Let’s take a look!
This blog post is about how weed (or cannabis) is legal in Nevada state law, not federal law. Weed has been legalized since Jan 1st, 2017 in Nevada state law but it remains illegal federally under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
1. What is weed and how does it affect you?
Weed is the slang for cannabis and can be consumed in a variety of ways. It has been shown to help with chronic pain, anxiety disorders, depression, or sleep deprivation but like any other drug, there are potential negative side effects as well.
The word marijuana generally refers to dried cannabis leaves that can be smoked or chewed; it’s often used interchangeably with weed when people talk about smoking pot (also called getting high). Hashish is concentrated resin derived from cannabis flowers (or buds) which is usually smokeless because it lacks the plant material needed for inhalation. As such it takes a long time before noticing its effects and may produce more intense highs than traditional marijuana.
2. How to buy weed in Nevada
The first step is finding a dispensary with strains you like. If it’s your first time purchasing cannabis, the best thing to do is research online and/or ask friends for recommendations of dispensaries in your area that carry what you’re looking for.
You can also find local dispensaries by browsing Weedmaps or Leafly – these sites provide business hours as well as reviews and ratings from patients about their experience at different pot shops near them.
There are usually three types of dispensaries: medical marijuana, retail (general), and co-op which may require membership fees but offer cheaper prices on products because they don’t have employees or overhead costs associated with other stores. Some Nevada counties prohibit certain types of sales, so be sure to check ahead of time.
3. Weed laws in Nevada
Weed laws in Nevada are a bit tricky to keep track of. If you’re looking for the latest and most up-to-date information, you should contact your city or county’s government office
One thing that is constant though is that Marijuana possession will not be tolerated by law enforcement within 1000 feet of any school during hours when children are present; this includes public and private schools as well as daycares, preschools, and colleges.
If caught with cannabis on these premises (or even possessing it), violators could face fines from $100-$600 depending on how much marijuana they have with them at the time Â – but some counties may go as high as $750 per incident!
It’s important to note here that possession of cannabis has been made legal in Nevada only for those 21 and over.
4. Where can I smoke weed legally in Nevada?
In Nevada you can legally smoke cannabis anywhere you want as long as it is not within 1000 feet of any school, public or private. Marijuana possession will not be tolerated by law enforcement on these premises (or even possessing weed), and violators could face fines from $100-$600 depending on how much marijuana they have with them at the time Â – but some counties may go up to $750 per incident! Smoking pot in a vehicle is also illegal and if caught offenders can get into trouble with police for reckless driving, which has been known to lead to jail sentences. It’s important here that possession of cannabis has only become legal in Nevada for those 21 and over.
If anyone under the age of 18 is found smoking weed, they could be detained and fined up to $2000.
5. Tips for buying legal marijuana
With the passing of Question #One, recreational marijuana is available to anyone who’s 21 and over. Â This means that you can buy it from a dispensary or grow your plants for personal use in Nevada! If you’re planning on purchasing cannabis products at one of these dispensaries, there are some things you should know before making your purchase:
- Make sure to bring a valid ID with proof of age (e.g., driver’s license) when entering the store Â – if not, they will turn away customers without this identification document;
- The state has set up limits as to how much marijuana someone can possess while out in public spaces; adults ages 18+ may carry up to 30 grams outside their homes and only eight grams inside Â – this is the same for edibles, so make sure you know how much of your cannabis product is considered one dose before traveling with it;
- You are not allowed to consume marijuana in public spaces or on federal land.
And don’t forget about Nevada’s DUI laws! If you’re driving a car while under the influence of any drug (including weed), then you could face fines and jail time. So please be careful when consuming cannabis products!
6. Weed etiquette tips
- If you’re smoking weed at your friend’s house, don’t light up without asking first Â – and if they say no then please respect their decision.
- Keep the scent of cannabis to yourself in public spaces! The smell is notoriously hard to cover up so be sensitive when choosing where to consume; for example, sitting on someone’s porch may not be a good idea because most people don’t want strangers coming into their homes smelling like marijuana.
“As long as adults are using it responsibly, I do think that Nevada should legalize recreational use.” That quote sums up this blog post nicely: we have talked about how legal marijuana will affect Nevadans and tourists alike (with an emphasis on letting them know what the law is and what the consequences are for breaking it), but there’s also a personal side to this issue. We’ll let you decide how you feel about recreational marijuana use in Nevada after reading our blog post!
- I’m not sure if weed will be legalized Â In Nevada, but as long as adults are using it responsibly, I do think that Nevada should legalize recreational use. There have been many studies on cannabis and whether or not legalizing pot has an impact on crime rates or accidents; some say yes while others say no. Nevadans deserve to know where they stand when it comes to legal weed–and tourists who come here (especially those from out of state) want clarification too!