Nevada Marijuana Laws

Nevada Marijuana Laws

Marijuana has been legalized in Nevada for medical use only.

First-offense possession of up to 1 oz by non-patients is punishable by a $600 fine. Although the violation does not include jail time, it remains a misdemeanor. A second offense entails a $1,000 fine or mandatory treatment. A third offense may end with 1 year of imprisonment and a $2,000 fine. If a person is caught for the fourth time, they may face a sentence of up to 4 years in jail and a maximum fine of $5,000.

Selling or delivering up to 100 pounds of marijuana is a violation punishable by 1-4 years of imprisonment and a fine of $5,000 for a first offense. For the second offense, a person may face a maximum of 5 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000. Selling larger amounts of marijuana entails harsher penalties.

The cultivation of the cannabis plant is also a crime in Nevada. Growing 12 plants and more is punishable by up to 4 years of imprisonment a $5,000 fine. A person who grows more than 100 pounds is committing a felony and may be punished by up to 5 years of imprisonment and a maximum fine of $25,000.

Nevada Medical Marijuana Laws

A qualifying patient and designated primary caregiver may legally possess up to 2.5 oz of usable marijuana in any 14-day period and a maximum allowable quantity of edible marijuana products and marijuana-infused products as established by regulation of the Division. A qualifying patient may legally grow no more than 12 cannabis plants. The residence must be located further than 25 miles from the nearest dispensary. Usable marijuana usually refers to seeds, dried leaves, and buds and does not include roots and stalks.

Possessing more than 12 plants carries a sentence of up to 4 years in jail and a $5,000 fine.

Out-of-state residents may also obtain medical marijuana cards in Nevada and legally use the limited amount of the substance.

Smoking cannabis in a public place or in public view is prohibited.

Selling marijuana to anyone is illegal and punishable, although a patient may share the substance with other cardholders as long as no payment is exchanged for it.

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