Nevada Marijuana Penalties

Updated on May 19, 2020.  Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer

Nevada is well-known for having more relaxed laws when it comes to marijuana use. In fact, as of November 2016, Nevada joined the ranks of states that have approved marijuana for medical purposes and legalized it for recreational use.

This means that adults 21 years or older are allowed to purchase, possess, cultivate and consume marijuana. They can also possess up to 1/8th of an ounce of marijuana concentrates and, depending on where they live, grow up to 12 plants at their homes.

Marijuana Penalties in Nevada

But just because marijuana is legal in Nevada doesn’t mean there aren’t strict rules in place, as well as penalties for breaking those rules.

For example, if you grow marijuana within 25 miles of a licensed dispensary, in public view or on property that you don’t own or without permission, you could face a misdemeanor and a fine of $600. Your second violation is also a misdemeanor, plus a fine of $1,000. Your third violation is a gross misdemeanor and your fourth violation is a felony.

If you consume marijuana in a public place, as a passenger in a moving car or in a dispensary, you could face a misdemeanor and a $600 fine.

There are other penalties in place for underage people. For instance, if you provide weed to someone under the age of 18, you could face a gross misdemeanor in Nevada. If you try to pretend that you’re over the age of 21 to obtain marijuana, you could face a misdemeanor. Even just entering a dispensary under the age of 21 could result in a $500 fine.

Who Can Recommend Medical Marijuana in Nevada?

Nevada allows the use of medical marijuana for treating patients diagnosed with debilitating and chronic conditions such as:

Do You Need a Medical Marijuana Doctor in Nevada?

At, we have put in place an efficient search system to help patients find qualified physicians in Nevada. The physicians in our network are ready and willing to help you obtain medical marijuana if you have a pre-approved condition that requires the use of cannabis.

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