how to grow marijuana legally in nevada

How to grow marijuana legally in nevada

Obviously, commercial growers with a valid registration card from the Nevada State Health Division operate by a different set of rules. 1

Recreational pot cultivation is permitted under very limited circumstances. Only people who live more than 25 miles from the nearest dispensary are allowed to grow pot. In reality, this rule outlaws anyone in Clark and Washoe Counties.

2.1. Growing more than 12 plants (but less than 50 lbs.)

People with valid Nevada medical marijuana cards follow slightly laxer rules. They may grow their own marijuana plants only if:

1.1. Medical Marijuana Patients

Note that Nevada law enforcement often learns of illegal marijuana growers by satellite images showing greenhouses or by unusual electricity usage. When prosecuting cultivation cases, the D.A. often presents photographs of the plants and lab results confirming that the specimens are indeed marijuana.

Under NRS 453D.100 a private property owner is not prohibited from restricting the smoking, cultivation, processing, manufacture, sale, delivery, or transfer of cannabis on their property.

This section of the site covers what is legal – and what’s not legal – in Nevada. Learn the laws about: possession and consumption of cannabis, growing at home, and minors under 21 years of age. This section also covers information about property owners and employers, and some possible federal implications of cannabis use.

Learn important safety information about consuming cannabis.

It is against the law for any state-licensed cannabis establishments to provide cannabis to anyone under 21 (except for medical cardholders)

Driving and cannabis

It is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to buy, possess, or use retail cannabis.

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

Learn more about marijuana (cannabis) and driving from Zero Fatalities. (clicking this link will direct you away from the CCB site)

Federal Implications

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

If you plan to use cannabis, it’s important to know and follow the laws. The laws on this page may not apply to medical cannabis.

If you have a medical cannabis card from Nevada, or one of the 27 states and territories they recognize medical cards from, you are allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana. If you are not a medical marijuana patient, you are allowed to possess up to one ounce of usable marijuana and 3.5 grams of concentrated cannabis.

Can I buy cannabis at a dispensary if I am there from out of the state or out of the country?

Medical marijuana was first legalized in Nevada in 2000 when Question 9 was passed on its second round of voting. In Nevada, constitutional amendments need two consecutive majority votes to pass, and Question 9 got 59%, then an impressive 65% of the vote. Like California’s Prop 215 from 1996, Question 9 was more of a foundation for legalization to be built upon, rather than a fully fleshed out legalized, regulated, and taxed cannabis industry.

Late last year, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak created a multiagency task force which aims to “root out corruption or criminal influences” in Nevada’s legal cannabis market, specifically when it comes to lab testing. The allegations are that testing labs hid illegally high yeast and mold levels from consumers while defrauding them with inflated potency results. This is not a new problem in the lab testing world, nor is it unique to Nevada (look at Sequoia Analytical Labs in California for an egregious example).

Nevada cannabis testing regulations

Since Nevada has legalized cannabis use by all adults over 21, many would-be patients now do not need to go through the process of getting a medical card, and can instead buy their medicine from an adult use dispensary. For would-be patients under 21, medical cannabis remains your only option for legal cannabis use in Nevada.

Nevada has a well-developed system of medical reciprocity where people with out-of-state cards aren’t just allowed to possess cannabis, but can buy it from Nevada dispensaries, so long as they present a valid out-of-state medical cannabis card.

Yes! Now that cannabis is legal for adult use, as long as you are an adult over 21 years old with a valid and not-expired ID, you can buy cannabis at dispensaries in Nevada. The only issue could be if your ID is in a language that uses characters that cannot be read by the dispensary staff who are used to reading English and its Roman letters.

Common questions about marijuana legalization in Nevada

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to Nevada Medical Marijuana Cardholder Registry FAQ, or catch up on the latest Nevada cannabis news.

Like in any other state in the US, it is illegal for someone to drive in Nevada if they are intoxicated on a substance above the legally established limit, including alcohol and cannabis. Even medical cannabis patients can get DUIs, and having a medical card is not a defense against a DUI charge. Any driver in Nevada has implied consent to submit to a chemical test, and a refusal to submit to this test deems that refusal admissible in any criminal or administrative investigation as evidence.