While the use of recreational marijuana may have been legalized this past November, there is still expected to be some time before it is made available to the public. In fact, it may be anywhere from 3 to 8 months before the state sanctions ways to regulate the marijuana industry. This process will involve creating the tax and licensing laws that dispensaries will be required to abide by. Until this process is complete, there will be no legal recreational dispensaries in the state of Nevada.
However, under the new cannabis laws, adults age 21 and older will be able to grow up to six plants within the privacy of their own home. Smoking marijuana is currently only legal in private homes and is not allowed in casinos or hotel rooms. It is also illegal to transport marijuana across state lines.
Medical marijuana use is still legal to those with qualifying medical conditions such as AIDS, cachexia, cancer, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), persistent muscle spasms, seizures, severe nausea, pain, or other conditions certified by a physician. Patients can register for their card online, however, it must be by a physician that they have already met with in person. Card applications cost $25 to process. Cards are mailed directly to the homes of patients.
Patients given a medical marijuana card are limited to two and a half ounces of edible marijuana products and marijuana-infused products. Those with medical marijuana cards are also able to legally cultivate up to twelve mature marijuana plants within their home. Once you have been approved by a state licensed physician, you will be able to purchase marijuana legally from a state-licensed dispensary.
As Nevada state laws regarding the taxing and licensing of marijuana gradually develop, it is expected that marijuana will be made increasingly more available to the public.