Recreational Marijuana in Nevada FAQ
As of the November 2016 elections, Nevada has joined eight other states in legalizing both medical and retail (recreational) marijuana use. As of January 1st, 2017, adults over the age of 21 will legally be allowed to possess up to one ounce of flower or 3.5 grams of concentrated cannabis.
Q: Where will I be able to find these dispensaries?
A: Check out this page to find BaM’s dispensaries: http://bammarijuana.com/find-bam/
Q: Can I smoke anywhere?
A: Cannabis consumption is for private use only. It is illegal to smoke in public, on federal land or in a vehicle without risking a fine.
There are some hotels that allow tobacco smoke, but most will not permit marijuana use because of concerns regarding conflicting federal law. This is especially true of casinos that work hard to meet gaming regulations, which makes them less likely to want to “gamble” with federal marijuana law.
Those caught violating public consumption laws in Nevada will be charged with a misdemeanor which is punishable by up to six months in jail, a fine of up to $1,000 or both. The ruling judge may assign community service in addition to or in lieu of both jail time and fines
Q: Can I purchase marijuana [legally] in other states and bring it home?
A: No, strictly speaking. It is still illegal to cross Nevada state lines with marijuana.
Q: Can I enter or exit Nevada via plane carrying marijuana?
A: Marijuana is still a federally prohibited drug. Due to lingering Nixon-era legislation it’s classified as a schedule 1 drug, along with heroin and mdma, more dangerous than cocaine and amphetamines.
Q: Is marijuana like an open container? Can I bring it in my car?
A: So long as you are not under its influence, you can drive with weed in your car, so long as it is less than the legal limit.