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It is against the law for any state-licensed cannabis establishments to provide cannabis to anyone under 21 (except for medical cardholders)

It is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to buy, possess, or use retail cannabis.

Adults 21 years and older can legally grow cannabis plants at home for their personal consumption, but only if there is not a state-licensed retail cannabis store within 25 miles of the home.

Cannabis remains illegal under federal law, where it’s still classified as a controlled substance. The differences between Nevada and federal laws can lead to challenges in knowing how and where the different laws apply. Consult with legal advisers to be sure you fully understand how federal, state, and local laws may affect you. Below is some general information about the possible federal implications of cannabis use.

Consuming cannabis

The only legal way to buy cannabis in Nevada is from a state-licensed retail store. It is illegal to buy cannabis from any other source. Customers purchasing retail cannabis will have to show proper identification proving they are 21 or older, just like for alcohol purchases.

Adults 21 years and older can legally consume cannabis, but with restrictions on where it can be consumed:

Cannabis can only be consumed on private property (at home, for example), and as long as the property owner has not prohibited it.

Buying cannabis

It is illegal and dangerous to drive under the influence of cannabis. Any amount of cannabis consumption puts you at risk of driving impaired.

This section of the site covers what is legal – and what’s not legal – in Nevada. Learn the laws about: possession and consumption of cannabis, growing at home, and minors under 21 years of age. This section also covers information about property owners and employers, and some possible federal implications of cannabis use.

Assembly Bill 533 established the CCB during the 2019 legislative session and was signed into law by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak.

Assembly Bill 533 established the CCB during the 2019 legislative session and was signed into law by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak.

Mission Statement

Assembly Bill 533 established the CCB during the 2019 legislative session and was signed into law by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak.

Mission Statement

The Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board governs Nevada’s cannabis industry through strict regulation of all areas of its licensing and operations, protecting the public health and safety of our citizens and visitors while holding cannabis licensees to the highest ethical standards.