Is Marijuana legal in Nevada? Yes, but. While it’s come a long way since pot-hibition started, it’s still heavily stigmatized and consumption on their properties make the casino’s and hotel’s as nervous as when the hookers are at the bars.

Nevada legalized recreational use in 2017 however, it’s illegal to smoke in any ‘public spaces’ (see table below) and, technically, the ONLY place you can smoke marijuana legally in Nevada is in a private residence.

This list shows places where consuming cannabis in Nevada is prohibited:

  • Hotel Rooms
  • Casinos
  • Schools and Universities
  • Dorm Rooms
  • Common Areas in Apartment Buildings
  • Offices Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Stadiums
  • Public Restrooms
  • Federal Property

Is Marijuana Legal in Nevada? Only if You Buy From a Dispensary

Most dispensaries are in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Reno. A county’s population determines the number of dispensaries it can license.

Clark County80
Washoe County20
Carson City4
Remaining 14 Counties2

Local governments determine their dispensaries’ store hours. And the dispensaries must keep these hours conspicuously posted. Currently, Las Vegas dispensaries may operate between 6:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. And in Reno, closing must be no later than midnight.

Nevada Residents and Tourists Can Legally Purchase Marijuana

As the individual is over the age of 21 and presents valid government ID, that person is legally eligible to purchase.

For tourists, this means that anyone meeting the age criteria is free to purchase marijuana legally. This is the case regardless of that individual’s country or state of origin and the rules regarding marijuana in that location.

In the state of Nevada, an individual is able to purchase one ounce of marijuana or 3.5 grams of concentrate at one time. This same rule applies to how much an individual is legally allowed to possess at any given time.

Traveling with Marijuana in Nevada

When marijuana is being transported in a vehicle, it should be in a sealed container away from the driver and any minor passengers. Failure to do so could result in an “Open Container” fine or, in the case of minors in the vehicle, the much more severe citation “aggravating circumstance.”

It is also illegal to take marijuana across state lines even if the next destination also has legal marijuana laws because of different marijuana regulations in each state.


Yes, marijuana is legal in Nevada however you can only smoke or consume it in or at a private residence. Due to their Federal Licensing rules, Hotels and Casinos are especially strict about smoking weed on their properties. They take their licensing very seriously so, either find your old “sneak-a-toke” or buy a vape instead.

What To Do Now that Marijuana is legal in Nevada

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