Nevada

Mandatory Minimum Sentence
Tax Stamps
Medical Marijuana
Drugged Driving
Hemp
Legalization

Laws, Limits and Penalties

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  
Possession
Personal Use
Up to 1 oz No Penalty None $ 0
More than 1 oz Misdemeanor N/A $ 600
Possession or use in public Misdemeanor N/A $ 600
Sale or Delivery
Gifting up to one ounce for no remuneration No Penalty None $ 0
Gifting up to 1/8 oz of concentrated marijuana for no remuneration No Penalty None $ 0
More than 1 oz - less than 100 lbs (first offense) Felony 1* - 4 years $ 5,000
More than 1 oz - less than 100 lbs (second offense) Felony 1* - 5 years $ 10,000
More than 1 oz - less than 100 lbs (subsequent offense) Felony 3* - 15 years $ 20,000
100 - less than 2000 lbs Felony 1* - 5 years $ 25,000
2000 - less than 10,000 lbs Felony 2* - 10 years $ 50,000
10,000 lbs or more Felony 5* - life $ 200,000
To a minor Felony 5* - life $ 20,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Cultivation
12 plants or more Felony 1* - 4 years $ 5,000
100 - less than 2000 lbs Felony 1* - 5 years $ 25,000
2000 - less than 10,000 lbs Felony 2* - 10 years $ 50,000
10,000 lbs or more Felony 5* - life $ 200,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Hash & Concentrates
Up to 3.5 g No Penalty None $ 0
Possession of greater quantities incur criminal penalties.
Paraphernalia
Possession or use of paraphernalia by those 21 or older No Penalty None $ 0
Sale to a minor who is at least 3 years younger Felony 1* - 5 years $ 10,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Civil Asset Forfeiture
Vehicles and other property may be seized.
Miscellaneous
Knowingly maintaining a structure used for drug offenses Felony 1* - 6 years $ 10,000
100 - 2000 lbs Civil Penalty N/A $ 350,000
2000 - 10,000 lbs Civil Penalty N/A $ 700,000
10,000 lbs or more Civil Penalty N/A $ 1,000,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence

Details

Conditional Release

The state allows conditional release or alternative or diversion sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions. Usually, conditional release lets a person opt for probation rather than trial. After successfully completing probation, the individual's criminal record does not reflect the charge.

Drugged Driving

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold.

Hemp

This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed, and other products. .

Legalization

This state has legalized marijuana for personal use.

Mandatory Minimum Sentence

When someone is convicted of an offense punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge must sentence the defendant to the mandatory minimum sentence or to a higher sentence. The judge has no power to sentence the defendant to less time than the mandatory minimum. A prisoner serving an MMS for a federal offense and for most state offenses will not be eligible for parole. Even peaceful marijuana smokers sentenced to "life MMS" must serve a life sentence with no chance of parole.

Medical Marijuana

This state has medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant and emerging research suggests that marijuana's medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors, and are neuroprotective.

Tax Stamps

This state has a marijuana tax stamp law enacted. This law mandates that those who possess marijuana are legally required to purchase and affix state-issued stamps onto his or her contraband. Failure to do so may result in a fine and/or criminal sanction.