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Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Nevada?

States all around the country are getting tied up in legal battles as to whether or not medical marijuana should be legalized. Despite Nevada being home to one of the biggest party cities in the world – fabulous Las Vegas – it is not a state exempt from this struggle.

Currently, marijuana possession, sale, and distribution is still considered a serious drug crime by both state and federal mandates. Medical marijuana, however, is permitted under a strict set of circumstances.

  • Purpose: Only a particular list of illnesses or diseases may make one eligible to use medical marijuana as a cure, treatment, or remedy. Some of these include patients with HIV, AIDS, glaucoma, PTSD, and cancer.
  • Amount: A single patient can only possess up to one ounce of marijuana at a time. Those who cultivate medical marijuana cannot have more than three mature plants and four immature plants at a time. Lastly, caregivers can possess these amounts for their own patients but may not use these sources themselves.
  • Licenses: Dispensaries in the state are permitted, so long as they acquire a license from the state government and abide by a strict set of rules and regulations.

It is important to keep in mind that medical marijuana laws are in reference solely to using medical marijuana when appropriate and for medical purposes only. For example, it is still strictly illegal to smoke or ingest marijuana and then operate a vehicle while under its effects.

Have you been arrested for possessing or using marijuana despite having medical permission to do so? Constructing your defense to protect your rights and liberties cannot wait another day. Contact a Las Vegas drug crimes attorney from the Law Office of David R. Fischer today for legal representation. We may be able to have your charges dropped or dismissed!