Can You Smoke Weed in Public in Nevada?

Can You Smoke Weed in Nevada?

Yes, both registered medical marijuana patients and recreational weed consumers can smoke cannabis in Nevada.

Can You Smoke Weed in Public in Nevada?

No, public smoking of weed is not allowed anywhere in Nevada. This includes smoking cannabis in a private vehicle and on public transport, even if the consumer is a passenger. Generally, the following public spaces are off-limits for smoking cannabis under Nevada laws:

  • Sporting events
  • concerts
  • Parks
  • Hotels
  • Casinos
  • On the streets
  • Festivals

Can You Smoke Weed in a Vehicle in Nevada?

Smoking cannabis in a stationary or moving motor vehicle is prohibited in Nevada. Driving under the influence of weed in the state remains illegal and attracts severe punishments. However, consumers can transport cannabis purchased from state-licensed dispensaries in their vehicles. Marijuana products being transported in a motor vehicle must be stored in sealed containers away from passengers and the driver to avoid an open container citation and fine or more serious penalties.

Who Can Smoke Marijuana in Nevada?

Patients enrolled in the Nevada Medical Cannabis Program and adults, aged 21 years or older, can smoke marijuana in the state. However, they must do so in compliance with set rules.

Where Can You Legally Smoke Weed in Nevada?

In Nevada, cannabis consumers can smoke weed in the privacy of their homes legally. Weed is best consumed at home to avoid arrest by law enforcement. However, it is unlawful to smoke or consume cannabis in federally subsidized housing within the state. It is also illegal to smoke marijuana on federal properties, office buildings, and colleges or universities within Nevada's boundaries.

While the state frowns at public marijuana smoking, Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 678D, makes provisions for cannabis consumption lounges. Eligible consumers in municipalities with approved cannabis consumption lounges can smoke or otherwise consume marijuana or marijuana products in such lounges.

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