As of January 1, 2017, adult recreational use of marijuana became legal in the state of Nevada. This means that Adults 21 and older can legally possess one ounce of marijuana.

Here are some marijuana laws that went into effect in Nevada:

  • Legal for adults age 21 and up to have up to 1 ounce of marijuana
  • Legal to possess up to 3.5 grams of cannabis concentrates, such as cannabis oil, wax, shatter, dabs, or butane hash oil.
  • You are allowed to grow up to 6 plants in your property if you are more than 25 miles from a marijuana retailer.
  • You can give away marijuana, but not for sale.
  • You cannot smoke marijuana in public, but it will only be a civil offense.

What Are Nevada's Laws on Marijuana Possession?

As of January 1, 2017, adult recreational use of marijuana became legal in the state of Nevada. This means that Adults 21 and older can legally possess one ounce of marijuana. An adult may also legally grow up to 6 plants on their own property if they reside 25 miles or more away from a marijuana retailer.

What Are the Laws on Selling or Cultivating Marijuana in Nevada?

Selling or cultivating marijuana carries some of Nevada's harshest drug laws. While dispensaries are now allowed by law, attempting to sell marijuana privately and without authorization can get you one of the most serious charges and punishments.

Selling any amount less than 100 lbs. - including even less than an ounce - is a felony, punishable by at least 1 year and potentially up to 6 years in prison for a first offense. For a second offense, the accused is facing a minimum of 2 years and potentially up 10 years. For a third and every subsequent offense, the accused faces a minimum of 3 years and potentially 15 years in prison. Additionally, the first two offenses carry a $20,000 fine, which is decreased to $15,000 for each subsequent offense.

Do I Need a Nevada Criminal Defense Lawyer?

If you have been arrested in Nevada for a marijuana crime, or are unsure about what you can and cannot due in Nevada regarding marijuana use, it is very important to contact a Nevada criminal law attorney immediately. While the laws in Nevada surrounding marijuana regulation have relaxed, it is important to keep in mind that Nevada still does not allow unauthorized sale of marijuana and it can carry a very severe punishment. Whether you live in Nevada or are simply passing through, be sure to understand their laws and seek help if you have been charged with violating them.