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What you should know about Nevada’s new marijuana law

Medical Marijuana Posted Nov 9 2016

This week Nevada legalized recreational marijuana alongside several other states. The new law will go into effect on January 1st, until then the Nevada police said they will continue to enforce current nonmedical prohibition. After the new year adults over 21 will be able to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana or 1/8 of an ounce of cannabis concentrates. Regulations for the state's recreational program will be decided over the next two years, but there is no estimated start date. Smoking in public is still prohibited and those caught can be fined up to $600. Despite marijuana being legal for adults in Nevada, state law still allows employees to be fired by employers for a marijuana positive drug test. 

First, the law doesn’t take effect until Jan. 1 . Las Vegas police said Wednesday that officers will continue to enforce the current law, which outlaws any nonmedical marijuana possession until the new law takes effect.

After Jan. 1, adults 21 and older can possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis, or one-eighth of an ounce of cannabis concentrate.

When the general public will be able to buy marijuana from a store is unclear. The Taxation Department has until Jan. 1, 2018, to craft regulations and licensing to allow the stores to operate.

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