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Is Weed Legal in Nevada?
What You Need to Know

As of January 2017, recreational marijuana became legal for adults in the state of Nevada. However, the only way to legally purchase cannabis in Nevada is from a state-licensed retail store. It is illegal to buy marijuana from any other source.
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Can You Smoke Weed in Las Vegas?

It is legal to possess up to one ounce of marijuana for personal use in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is legal to smoke weed for recreational purposes within the confines of your own home. However, it is not legal to smoke or consume weed in public.

What Happens in You Get Caught with Weed in Nevada?

Possession or use of marijuana in public is classified as a criminal misdemeanor in Nevada, punishable by a maximum fine of $600. As of October 2021, persons under the age of 21 who are convicted of possessing one ounce or less of marijuana are guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by community service.

Can You Fly With Weed in Nevada?

According to the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), marijuana is not permitted on any airplane. Even though Nevada and most other states allow for the sale of recreational marijuana, the Federal Government still considers it to be a Schedule 1 controlled substance, and the TSA is controlled by the Federal Government.

How Much Weed Can You Drive in Nevada?

As long as a driver is not under the influence of cannabis, and there is less than one ounce of the drug purchased from a licensed dispensary in a sealed container away from the driver and any minor passengers, the driver is considered to be fully abiding by legal cannabis laws in Nevada.

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Will Smoking Weed Get You Kicked Out of a Hotel in Las Vegas?

Smoking marijuana in a non-smoking room might not seem like that bad of an offense, but it's actually a huge expense and inconvenience for the hotel. Marijuana odor can soak into the linens and cloth of the furniture, and invade other rooms in the hotel. Hotel staff have little patience for those who break this rule, so they could kick you out if they catch you, on top of assessing a cleaning fee.

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Can I Still Be Charged With a Marijuana Crime in Nevada?

Even though marijuana is technically legal in Nevada, there are still many ways individuals can be charged with crimes. Examples of these crimes include:

  • Marijuana DUI
  • Possession of more than 1 ounce of flower or more than 1/8 ounce of concentrate
  • Sale or delivery of marijuana
  • Sale to a minor
  • Cultivation of 12 plants or more
  • Sale of marijuana paraphernalia to a minor at least 3 years younger

These crimes can result in misdemeanor or felony charges, as well as serious penalties. It is important to understand that marijuana is still illegal under U.S. federal law and that individuals may be charged with crimes for certain offenses that violate federal laws, including trafficking marijuana across state lines.

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The Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in marijuana lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new legal challenges in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one was accused of a marijuana crime, you should contact our law firm immediately for a free case evaluation. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.