Congratulations! You can buy weed in Nevada with zero hassle from the cops. The introduction of legal recreational cannabis in 2017 opened the door to quick and easy sales — no medical marijuana card required. But there’s still a lot of confusion about where you can actually enjoy the stuff. Despite the boom of cannabis culture and tons of dispensaries in Las Vegas, the topic remains a bit complicated. So let’s sort it all out with your complete guide to lighting up a fat one in Sin City.
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Anyone who is 21 and over can purchase cannabis in Nevada for recreational purposes. Just bring a valid government-issued driver’s license, ID or passport. It can’t be expired and must be scannable to confirm it’s the real deal.
Is a medical marijuana card still necessary at all?
There are still a few advantages to having a medical card. You avoid a retail excise tax of about 10% charged to recreational sales. You also have access to a greater variety of product — and by “greater variety,” we mean stronger. Edibles, for example, can’t exceed 100 milligrams of THC per package and 10 milligrams per serving for a recreational sale (with a variance of 15 percent allowed by state law). “Medical patients can purchase in excess of that,” says Brandon Wiegand, director of operations for The+Source, which operates dispensaries in Las Vegas and Henderson. “So there are 300-milligram, 500-milligram, or 1000-milligram edibles that medical patients may opt to use.”
How can I get a medical marijuana card?
Consult with a doctor about why you might medically benefit from the use of cannabis. Qualifying conditions include cancer, HIV, glaucoma,