5 Things You Need To Know About Weed In Vegas

By Manny C.
Now that sin city has legalized, here are some important facts for you to know before you toke.

Where can I buy marijuana?

According to the state website, Nevada residents with a valid Medical Marijuana Card can visit and purchase product and tools at any of the legal dispensaries in the state of Nevada. Recreational shops just opened as well, you can find your local shop here

What do you need to purchase cannabis in a Nevada dispensary?


To purchase your buds legally, you will need either a medical marijuana card (which you can apply for from specific licensed doctors in the state) or you can purchase recreational cannabis as long as you are over the age of 21 and have a valid government issued I.D.!
With your Nevada Medical Card, you can possess up to 2.5 ounces cannabis or cannabis products every two weeks.
Limits will be placed on recreational purchases also, but according to the state of Nevada,
we will let you know as soon as we know more! You can assume that adults will be allowed to possess up to one ounce of usable marijuana.”

 

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Home growing has strict regulations in Nevada



Can I grow my own Marijuana?


Yes… kinda. There are some restrictions in place under the currently legislation however. “Adults who live within 25 miles of a medical marijuana dispensary may not grow their own plants without a special exemption from the state.” If you happen to live outside of that 25 mile radius that you can have up to 12 plants as long as you register with the state. Individuals who have personal cultivations, may only possess up to 6/12 plants in flower at one time.

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Adult consumption was legalized in NV this year

Where can I consume my recent purchase?


“Legally, you can only consume in private and Nevada is quite strict on this rule. We do not recommend breaking this law in any way, even though Initiative Petition 1 was passed on the eighth of November – keep your marijuana consumption to private property.” Right now the only place to allow social consumption is Denver county, CO, learn more about the pilot program happening there, by clicking here


If marijuana is legalized can I still get in trouble?


Until America ends the cannabis prohibition on a federal level, you can always get in trouble, but as long as you follow the guidelines and laws revolving around marijuana in Nevada, state and local authorities will not be knocking on your door any time soon. The state website recommends consumers and residents head over to the Nevada Cannabis Lawyers page for more assistance in staying compliant with the new laws.

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About the author: Manny C.

Cannabis Activist, industry blogger, and founding member of Illinois Citizens Responsible Regulation.