RESIDENTS AND VISITORS - HOW TO BUY MARIJUANA UNDER NEVADA'S NEW LAWS
New Nevada Marijuana Laws - What can you do?
As of November 8, 2016, a majority of Nevada residents voted in favor of Question 2, which legalized, taxes, and regulates marijuana. Though it is good news for cannabis users and businessmen... there are some annoying complications with the new rules.
Under the new laws, Nevada Medical doctors are now allowed to use Telehealth (internet) to provide remote health services, including cannabis recommendations, cannabis ID card. Patients in remote locations now don't need to get in their car and travel to a clinic. Now MMJ Online applications can be made - same day, and the automated process usually takes a few minutes to complete. This is an incredible improvement over the old process which took a ridiculous 1/4 of a year on average.
NEW LAWS GREAT, KIND OF
The move to legalize marijuana is excellent news for everyone involved; patients don't have to waste half a day or more getting a doctor's recommendation and then wait 3 months for papers,the dispensaries benefit from an increase in customers from ease of access, and the local economy will benefit from tourists who have easy access to cannabis.
CALIFORNIANS CAN GET A NEVADA DOCTOR'S RECOMMENDATION ALSO
An annoying aspect buying medical marijuana in Nevada; California residents, on occasion, cannot use their California Doctor's recommendations and cannabis ID in Nevada dispensaries. Sometimes dispensaries accept California ID but sometimes they do not. WTF? At other times a passport will do. Sometimes you can sign an affidavit at the dispensary and you're in. By getting Nevada MMJ ID, patients can buy at any dispensary with certainty, plus, in the future, you'll save 15% on the rec tax.
Another nuisance is ...there is no legal way to buy recreational marijuana legally until 2018. You can't (legally) bring it in from out of state, nor can you buy it from a dispensary without a medical cannabis ID. On the bright side, the system seems to be trending up and better.
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"The move is the result of negotiations between the Nevada Dispensary Association and state officials,everything is online now.” - Riana Durrett
NEVADA MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW - NOV 8, 2016 - KEY POINTS TO KNOW
QUALIFYING CONDITIONS FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Persistent muscle spasms or seizures
- Severe nausea or pain
- Any condition that causes severe weight loss and malnutrition
- Other conditions can be approval by a licensed medical doctor
- PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS
- 2 1/2 ounces and/or a maximum allowable quantity of edible marijuana products and marijuana-infused products as established by regulation of the Division
MMJ patients are allowed twelve mature plants if patients reside outside 25-miles of an operating dispensary. BUT, patients may cultivate specific strains of cannabis not provided by a local dispensary (high CBD for example).
MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUTES
453A.010 453A.240, (2008)
435A.080(1)(a) (2), 435A.250(2), (2008)
Designated primary caregivers may be licensed to access medical marijuana for their patients, under the same provisions allowed to the patient.
NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS 2016
23,000 approx. (doubled the the past year or so).
Recreational and medical marijuana adult users can purchase 1 ounce of cannabis or 1/8 ounce of concentrate at a time.
Anyone 18 years and older with a Nevada medical marijuana card can purchase cannabis legally, Some dispensaries accept other State ID. Minors can also qualify for a Cannabis ID card so long as the parent or legal guardian signs the Minor Release Form and acts as the child's primary caregiver.
TRACKING - BIG BROTHER
Patients need to realize that their MMJ activities are being tracked, patients need to be aware that they cannot purchase more than 2.5 ounces every fortnight (14 days).
WHERE TO BUY MARIJUANA IN NEVADA?
Try WEEDMAPS. If you are in a major population center, you're in business. In remote areas, it is more hit and miss. But understand, that without over-regulation, the market responds very rapidly to demand. We expect that the State will license about 60 new dispensaries and that the majority of the Nevada population will have reasonable access to both medical and recreational marijuana.
Dispensary store hours are set by municipal governments.
Las Vegas allows medical dispensaries to operate between the hours of 6am and 10pm.
Reno dispensaries can stay open till midnight.
WHERE CAN YOU SMOKE MEDICAL MARIJUANA?
Cannabis consumption can be conducted in private and not in public. Casinos don't allow smoking pot in house as yet, for fear of Federal intervention, such as pulling their license.
CAUTION - SMOKING IN PUBLIC IS NOT A GOOD IDEA
Violating public consumption laws are a misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail, a fine $1,000 or community service. While jail time is ridiculous, it's better than it once was.. Another reason to get MMJ ID, the judges tend to be more lenient on people who take the time to get legal.
MARIJUANA DUI - A POSSIBILITY
Thanks to WIKILEAKS, we know that the major alcohol companies lobbied, illegally to have Marijuana put on the radar of law enforcement. Why? In places where marijuana was legalized, DUI and boozer consumption went down. While getting high and driving is not advised, the real, undoctored stats find that cannabis users do not crash more than completely sober drivers.
With that said, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal in Nevada and may result in a fine, community service or even jail time. Law enforcement officials can of marijuana request a urine, blood or field sobriety test.
If the urine sample shows at least ten nanograms of marijuana per milliliter (or 15 nanograms per milliliter of marijuana metabolite) or the blood test shows two nanograms of marijuana per milliliter (or five nanograms per milliliter of marijuana metabolite), the person will be considered high "per-se," though this can often be contested in court.
When transporting marijuana it must be in a sealed container out of reach of the driver and any minors. “Open Container” offences can result in a fine or citation if a minor is involved.
Transporting or mailing marijuana into Nevada is illegal.
CONSUMPTION BY MINORS
Minors cannot use medical or recreational marijuana unless they have a valid doctor's recommendation. Illegal consumption of cannabis by a minor is a misdemeanor.
Don't even think about it. Selling to a minor illegally is a one year sentence minimum, and second time offenders can get life with parole after five years.