Legal Use


Marijuana may now be legal in Nevada, but it's not "anything goes." If you plan to use marijuana, it's important to know and follow the laws.  

The laws on this page may not apply to medical marijuana. 


    Buying marijuana

    The only legal way to buy marijuana in Nevada is from a state-licensed store or dispensary. It remains illegal to buy marijuana from any other source. Customers purchasing retail marijuana will have to show proper identification proving they are 21 or older, just like for alcohol purchases. 


      Possessing marijuana

      Adults 21 years and older can legally possess marijuana in the following amounts: 

      • Up to 1 ounce of marijuana
      • Up to 1/8 of an ounce of concentrated marijuana (the separated resin, whether crude or purified, obtained from marijuana)


        Consuming marijuana

        Adults 21 years and older can legally consume marijuana, but with restrictions on where it can be consumed:

        • You cannot use marijuana in any public place
        • You cannot use marijuana in a moving vehicle, even if you're a passenger

        Essentially, this means it can only be consumed on private property (at home, for example), and as long as the property owner has not prohibited it.   


          Driving and marijuana

          It is illegal and dangerous to drive under the influence of marijuana. Any amount of marijuana consumption puts you at risk of driving impaired. 

          Learn more about marijuana and driving from Zero Fatalities.

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