(d) Every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of the plant, its seeds or resin.
Cannabis, also known as “Marijuana” does not include:
(a) Hemp, as defined in NRS 557.160, which is grown or cultivated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 557 of NRS or any commodity or product made using such hemp; or
(b) The mature stems of the plant, fiber produced from the stems, oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of the mature stems (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil or cake, or the sterilized seed of the plant which is incapable of germination.
Health & Safety Facts
Cannabis can be a powerful substance, especially if you don’t use it appropriately. Here are some tips to help you use it safely.
Know how much is too much
Cannabis affects every person differently, and varying serving sizes, strains, and forms can lead to different levels of impairment. If you are unsure how cannabis will affect you, start with a small amount. The amount of THC in each product will be displayed on the label. Always know how much you’re consuming.
Edibles: Low and slow
The effects of cannabis can take two hours to peak after eating or drinking it, and everyone reacts differently. For a safer experience, it’s best to start with a small serving size — no more than 5 milligrams of THC — and wait at least two hours before consuming more.
Don’t mix with other substances
Using alcohol and cannabis at the same time is likely to result in greater impairment than when using either one alone. Use both with caution and remember that it’s not a good idea to combine them. You should also be aware of the effect cannabis can have on prescription drugs. Ask your doctor if cannabis could interfere with your prescribed medication.
Used too much?
The symptoms of using too much cannabis are similar to the typical effects of using cannabis, but more pronounced. These systems may include:
- Extreme confusion, anxiety, panic, or paranoia
- Fast heart rate
- Hallucinations or delusions
- Increased blood pressure
- Severe nausea and vomiting
If you or someone else has the any of the symptoms above, call the poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222 for free, fast, expert help any time. If the symptoms are severe, call 911 or go to an emergency room.
Remember to store safely
Store all cannabis products in a locked area, out of sight and out of reach of children and pets. Keep cannabis in its child-resistant packaging. How you store cannabis should change as your children get older. What works to protect a toddler from accidental ingestion may not work to protect a curious teenager.
Learn more about what you can do to keep kids safe.
Learn more about addiction assistance by calling 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or go to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website at https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline.
Cannabis, pregnancy & breastfeeding
Cannabis use may be harmful to your baby. The chemicals in cannabis can pass through your system to your baby both during pregnancy and through breast milk, negatively affecting your baby’s development. If you are using cannabis and are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, talk to your doctor. Below you will find many useful links to help keep you and others informed.
Using cannabis while pregnant or breastfeeding may:
- Make it hard for your child to learn.
- Lead to low birth weight.
- Have a similar effect as tobacco smoke because it has many of the same chemicals.
- Make it hard for your child to pay attention.
- Expose your child to THC over a prolonged period of time.
- Have unknown impacts because there is no known safe exposure level to cannabis for a child.
For health care providers
Medical Cannabis Patient ID Card
Click here to be redirected to the Department of Health and Human Services Patient Cardholder Registry at http://dpbh.nv.gov/Reg/MM-Patient-Cardholder-Registry/MM_Patient_Cardholder_Registry_-_Home/
Keep Kids Safe
Now that cannabis is legal for adults in Nevada, there is an imperative need to protect both young children and teens from the risks.
- Kids potentially accessing cannabis in their own home or the homes of family or friends.
- Kids mistaking cannabis edibles for regular treats.
- Teens developing greater interest in trying cannabis.
- Children suffering abuse or neglect by adults who abuse cannabis.
Everyone has a role to play in keeping kids safe. Explore this section of the site to learn what you can do, what the state is doing, and what penalties are associated with breaking the laws about cannabis and youth.
Keep Kids Safe: What You Can Do
As a parent, a teacher, or other trusted person in a child’s life, you have an important role in protecting kids from the risks associated with cannabis. The information on this page is intended to help you do that.
Store cannabis safely
If you have cannabis in your home, or if your child visits a home that does, make sure the cannabis is stored properly. Edible cannabis products can easily be mistaken for regular food or candy. Children can become very sick from accidentally consuming cannabis.
- Keep all cannabis products in child-resistant packaging and clearly label it.
- Place the packaged cannabis products in a locked cabinet or box.
- Make sure the locked cabinet or box is placed where children can’t see or reach it.
- Adjust how cannabis is stored when older children or teens are around; what is safe storage for a young child may not stop older kids.
To learn about what the state will require of cannabis retailers for safe packaging and advertising, see What the State is Doing.
Talk to kids
Talking to young people about cannabis can help them understand the risks. They need good information from an adult they trust. According to the 2019 Nevada Youth Risk Behavior Survey 7.0 percent of high school students tried cannabis for the first time before they were 13 years old.
When you talk with youth, listen carefully and stay positive. Keep the conversation open so youth can come to you with questions. Knowing they can ask questions helps young people make good choices. Be honest with them about the health risks and legal consequences. Explain how staying out of trouble and doing well in school can help them reach their goals.
In addition to these general tips for talking to kids, your message may be different depending on the child’s age. You can use the following suggestions, or tailor the conversation to meet level of development and maturity for the child you want to talk to.
Set the tone. Start an open dialog about the use of alcohol and cannabis, and the misuse of prescription drugs and other drugs during the preteen years so the child will feel comfortable discussing these topics as they grow older.
The chances of encountering alcohol, cannabis, prescription drugs, and other drugs increase dramatically in high school. Kids this age need more frequent conversations about the topic. Keep the conversations informal, have them during mealtimes or while in the car doing errands. Ask open-ended questions, like: “If your friends wanted to try a drug, how would you handle that?” Let those questions and answers guide your discussion.
Even though young people are transitioning into adulthood at this age, they still look to trusted adults for guidance and support. Keep the conversation going and promote responsibility. Understanding your desire to see them succeed at work or school can help them make positive decisions to avoid alcohol and drugs.
Information in this section was provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and used with permission.
Report abuse and neglect
Doctors, nurses, teachers, childcare providers, and many others, are considered “mandated reporters” by Nevada law (NRS Chapter 432B). This means that if they have reasonable cause to believe child abuse may be occurring or has occurred, they are required to make a report to Child Protective Services or a law enforcement agency. You can learn more about child abuse and neglect by watching the video, Recognizing, Reporting and Preventing Child Abuse, from the Nevada Division of Child & Family Services. You can also visit their website for more information and resources.
To report suspected abuse or neglect, call the statewide hotline at 1-833-803-1183.
Keep Kids Safe: What The State Is Doing
The State of Nevada takes its responsibility to help protect kids from cannabis very seriously. In fact, the law requires that the Cannabis Compliance Board, which is the regulatory agency in charge of retail cannabis, take a number of steps to ensure kids don’t access cannabis.
Packaging and labeling requirements
The Cannabis Compliance Board has established the following packaging and labeling requirements to protect children:
- All cannabis and cannabis products must be sold in child-proof packaging.
- Cannabis products like brownies and cookies must be sold in a sealed, opaque container.
- “Keep out of reach of children” must be clearly marked on labels of cannabis products.
- Packaging cannot contain an image of a cartoon character, mascot, action figure, balloon, or toy.
- Packaging and labeling can’t be modeled after a brand of products primarily consumed by or marketed to children.
Restrictions on advertising and marketing
The Cannabis Compliance Board has also established restrictions on advertising, marketing, and products that may appeal to children.
Cannabis products cannot be made in a form that:
- Is or looks like a lollipop or ice cream.
- Looks like a real or fictional person, animal, or fruit.
- Is modeled after a brand of products primarily consumed by or marketed to children.
- Is made with candy or snack food items.
Cannabis advertising cannot:
- Depict cannabis being consumed.
- Be in any publication or on radio or TV if 30 percent or more of the audience of that medium is reasonably expected to be younger than 21.
- Be placed within 1,000 feet of a school, playground, public park, or library.
- Be placed on or inside of a motor vehicle used for public transportation or any shelter for public transportation.
- At sports or entertainment events that allow people in who are younger than 21.
- Additionally, all advertising by a cannabis establishment must state: “Keep out of reach of children” and “For use by adults 21 years of age and older.”
Location of cannabis establishments
The law limits where cannabis establishments, like retail stores and grow facilities, may be located.
No cannabis establishment may be located within 1,000 feet of an existing public or private preschool or K-12 school.
No cannabis establishment may be located within 300 feet of any existing community facility, such as:
- Day cares
- Public parks and playgrounds
- Public swimming pools
- Recreational centers for children and teens
- Churches, synagogues, or other places of religious worship
Keep Kids Safe: Penalties
The law specifies the following penalties related to cannabis and underage people.
Providing cannabis to someone under 18 years of age
A person who knowingly gives cannabis to a person under the age of 18, or who knowingly leaves or deposits cannabis in any place with the intent that it will be procured by any person under 18, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
Providing cannabis to someone under 21 years of age
A person who knowingly gives cannabis to anyone under 21 years of age (but 18 or older), or who knowingly leaves or deposits cannabis in any place with the intent that it will be procured by someone under 21, is guilty of misdemeanor.
Falsely representing oneself as 21 or over
A person under 21 years of age who falsely represents himself or herself to be 21 years of age or older to obtain cannabis is guilty of a misdemeanor.
Entering or loitering at a cannabis establishment
A person under 21 years of age who knowingly enters, loiters, or remains on the premises of a cannabis establishment shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 unless the person is authorized to possess cannabis as a medical cardholder (pursuant to Chapter 678C NRS) and the cannabis establishment is licensed to sell both retail and medical cannabis.
Addiction Assistance Hotline
Learn more about addiction assistance by calling the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or go to their website at https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
File a Complaint
The CCB will accept all complaints filed against facilities involving alleged violations of NRS 678A-D or NCCR. The CCB will then determine if the nature of the complaint is within the scope of its guidelines. Complaints can be filed through the Accela Cannabis Customer Portal by clicking here and selecting +New, then complaint. A user account is not required to submit a complaint.
The CCB may, upon receipt of a complaint against a cannabis establishment, conduct an investigation of the cannabis establishment, with or without notice, into the premises; facilities; qualifications of personnel; methods of operation; and policies, procedures, and records of that cannabis establishment or any other cannabis establishment that may have information pertinent to the complaint.
Per state and federal requirements, anonymity is provided for all entities filing complaints with the CCB. However, the CCB may factor response plan and time into complaints that do not contain the contact information of the complainant. If information is limited, the CCB may convert the complaint into an “Alert Memo” that will be investigated during the next scheduled inspection of the facility.
The following complaints will not be investigated:
• Cost of services
• Efficacy of cannabis
• Customer service issues
How will the Board investigate a complaint?
On the date the complaint is received, the complaint will be assigned to the appropriate Board Agent.
The Board Agent may call the complainant to discuss details of the complaint and document the issues discussed in the investigation notes.
The Board Agent will prioritize the complaint based on the interview with the complainant and/or the complainant’s allegations.
The complaint will be reviewed, classified, and prioritized based on the severity of the complaint.
The complainant will not receive any information about the status or results of an investigation.
Can I grow marijuana in Nevada?
Yes, people are now allowed to grow marijuana in Nevada for recreational or medical use. With the new rules and regulations, you are now allowed to grow up to 6 marijuana plants in a single household. The minimum age to grow marijuana is 21 years of age and older and they can carry up to one ounce of marijuana. Moreover, buying and selling of marijuana seeds are also legal in Nevada.
Everything you need to know about growing marijuana in Nevada!
Due to its benefits, marijuana has been used for medical purpose for a long time. Many states in the United States of America have made the consumption and growth of marijuana legal, such as Michigan, California, Maine, Colorado, Alaska, etc.
However, even though possession, use, and cultivation are legal in these states, marijuana is still considered illegal under federal law.
What are the rules and regulations for growing marijuana in Nevada?
Growing marijuana in Nevada for recreational use is permitted under restricted conditions. Consumption of marijuana in public places is prohibited. You may carry up to 1 ounce of marijuana and 1/8 of an ounce of marijuana concentrate.
It is not legal to consume marijuana outside a private residence. In addition, landlords and resident owners can also prohibit the use of marijuana in their properties. Smoking marijuana at a public place in Nevada is an act of felony which can cost a fine of $600. Possessing an amount greater than 1 ounce in public is also illegal.
Cultivation of recreational marijuana is considered legal only if the grower lives 25 miles away from a dispensary. Individuals who live farther than 25 miles away may grow up to 6 plants per person and no more than 12 plants per household. This is irrespective of the number of adults in the household.
It is illegal for people below 18 years of age to possess and grow marijuana in Nevada. The only exception is if the individual has a medical marijuana card.
Concerning the recreational
The use of recreational marijuana came into action in January 2017. This Nevada Marijuana Legislation Initiative was put forward by voters in November 2016 and was approved by 8 percentage points. The sales of legal recreational marijuana began on July 1, 2017.
Even though recreational marijuana is legal in Nevada. Transferring marijuana from one state to another is considered illegal. This is even if marijuana is legal in both states. When purchased from a store, it should be kept in a sealed container and both drivers and passengers cannot consume it. Driving under the influence of cannabis is also considered illegal.
Adults who are of 21 years of age and older can grow marijuana for personal use. However, you are not allowed to grow if you live twenty-five miles away from a marijuana retailer.
Concerning the medical
Growing marijuana in Nevada has been legal for a long time. It was passed under the Nevada Medical Marijuana Act with 59% of the vote in 1998 and for the second time in 2000, it passed with 65% votes. Medical marijuana is used for reducing:
- muscle spasms
- post-traumatic stress disorder
Medical marijuana is legal for adults of 21 years and older with these qualifying conditions and others. You must furnish a medical certificate that says you are eligible for the usage of medical marijuana. Patients can consume up to two and a half ounces of edible cannabis products or marijuana-infused products. They can grow up to 12 plants for medical use under Nevada medical marijuana law.
This is as long as the patient cannot get cannabis from a dispensary and possesses a valid medical marijuana card of Nevada.
How many plants can I grow in Nevada?
Growing marijuana in Nevada is legal and individuals of 21 years old and older can grow up to 6 plants individually and no more than 12 plants in a household. This is for recreational use. For medical purposes, you can grow up to 12 plants in a household.
Where can I grow marijuana in Nevada?
To grow your marijuana, you need to live more than twenty-five miles away from a local dispensary. The plants must be grown away from the public eye and should not be visible to people. Marijuana plants should be grown in an enclosed area such as a closet, greenhouse, or room.
The grower must get the property owner’s permission if he or she is not the owner of the residence. In addition, those who are 21 can grow marijuana for others as well.
Can I sell cannabis in Nevada?
No, selling homegrown marijuana is an offense in Nevada. Only licensed dispensaries can sell them and unlicensed sale of marijuana is illegal. However, you can give up to an ounce of marijuana to someone as a gift who is above 21 years of age.
Selling and growing marijuana in Nevada for recreational use became legal in July 2017 and medical marijuana became legal in 1998 and 2000.
Customers can purchase up to one ounce of marijuana flower or 1/8 ounce of concentrate at a recreational dispensary. 15% excise tax is applied to every purchase. Customers purchasing marijuana for medical use should be medical marijuana cardholders and over the age of 18. They can purchase up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana every two weeks.
Do you need a Marijuana Card in Nevada?
There are some benefits of owning a marijuana card for recreational users such as cheap taxes. However, as long as you are 21 years old and above and have a valid ID, you do not need a marijuana card to purchase for recreational use.
For individuals who are 18 years old and below 21 need a medical marijuana card to purchase up to 2.5 ounces from a dispensary. Therefore, for the purchase of medical marijuana products a marijuana card is mandatory. As marijuana is still illegal under federal law, it is important to check all the rules before growing marijuana in Nevada.