MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUS: Legal since 2000, implemented in 2013
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Persistent muscle spasms or seizures
- Severe nausea or pain
- Other conditions are subject to approval
Patient Possession Limits
Two and one-half ounces and/or a maximum allowable quantity of edible marijuana products and marijuana-infused products as established by regulation of the Division.
Yes, twelve mature plants. Limits on home cultivation if patients reside within 25-miles of an operating dispensary. However, patients who are cultivating specific strains of cannabis not provided by a local dispensary may continue to engage in the home cultivation of such strains. Patients who have an established history of cultivating medical cannabis prior to July 1, 2013, also may continue to do so until March 31, 2016.
Yes, designated primary caregiver is a person who has significant responsibility for managing the well-being of a person diagnosed with a chronic or debilitating medical condition. Caregiver does not include the attending physician. The caregiver must be 18 years of age or older. Patients may only have one designated primary caregiver.
RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA STATUS: Legal since 2017
Possession for Personal Use
Fifty-five percent of Nevada voters approved Question 2 in November 2016, which permits adults who are not participating in the state's medical cannabis program to legally possess personal use quantities of cannabis (up to one ounce and/or up to 3.5 grams of concentrate). Under the law, adults may also grow up to six marijuana plants, and they may possess all of the harvest from those plants, if they reside 25 miles or more away from an operating marijuana retailer. Public use/display of marijuana is still subject to civil penalties. The law took effect on January 1, 2017. The possession of greater quantities of marijuana remains subject to criminal penalties. Possession or use of marijuana in public is a criminal misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum fine of $600.
Sale or Distribution
Gifting up to one ounce for no remuneration is allowed without penalty, as well as gifting up to 1/8 oz. concentrated marijuana for no remuneration.
Question 2 permits adults who are not participating in the state's medical cannabis program to legally grow up to six marijuana plants, and to possess all of the harvest from those plants, if they reside 25 miles or more away from an operating marijuana retailer. No residence may have more than 12 plants at any one time. The law took effect on January 1, 2017. Cultivation 12 plants or more is a category E felony punishable by a minimum of 1 year and maximum of 4 years imprisonment and a fine up to $5,000. Cultivation of 100 pounds or more but less than 2,000 pounds of marijuana is a category C felony punishable by a minimum of 1 year and maximum of 5 years imprisonment and a fine up to $25,000. Cultivation of 2,000 pounds or more but less than 10,000 pounds is a category B felony punishable by a minimum of 2 years and maximum of 10 years imprisonment and a fine up to $50,000. Cultivation of 10,000 pounds or more is a category A felony punishable by up to life imprisonment and a fine up to $200,000. Hash & Concentrates Question 2 permits adults who are not participating in the state's medical cannabis program to legally possess up to 3.5 grams of concentrate. Possession of greater quantities is subject to criminal penalties.
Question 2 permits adults to manufacture, possess, use, transport, or purchase marijuana paraphernalia, or to distribute or sell marijuana paraphernalia to a person who is 21 years of age or older.
Hemp: Legal since 2015
Governor Brian Sandoval signed Senate Bill 305 into law in 2015 to permit for the limited cultivation of industrial hemp as part of a university-sponsored pilot program. Governor Sandoval signedseparate legislation, Senate Bill 396, in 2017 expanding the law to permit broader commercial cultivation of the crop.