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Marijuana in Las Vegas

Dec 19, 2014

Bush of a hempMarijuana has been Grown for 5,000 years. How is Nevada Affected?

Marijuana is a controversial topic right now, both with the legalization of medical marijuana and the legalization of pot. Thirty-two states and Washington, D.C. have passed medical marijuana laws, but the progress for legalization is terribly tangled up because of existing local, state and federal statutes.

Potter Criminal Defense is familiar with the marijuana statutes for the state of Nevada. NRS 453 refers to the illegal use of marijuana, which refers to use of any part of the Cannabis plant including seeds or resin. Pot or marijuana still has variable levels of THC in it, which medical marijuana does not have, so the user cannot get a “high” from it.

Pot is the most widely used drug in the U.S., and statistics show that over 40 percent of U.S. citizens admit to trying marijuana at least once. Many users grow cannabis in their own homes, and though marijuana has always been known as the drug that leads to “hard drugs”, it can’t be proven.

Nevada is no stranger to making marijuana arrests, and has the 19th highest arrest rate. In Clark County, there were over 6,000 marijuana arrests made. Nevada Law still remains strict when it comes to marijuana possession; the charges used are below.

Simple Possession
Felony Possession
Medical Marijuana
Possession to Sell
Trafficking
Cultivation & Grow Houses

If you or someone you know has been arrested on a marijuana charge and are confused about the statutes, contact a drug attorney at Potter Law Firm by calling 702-997-1774, so they can answer your questions and explain your rights.

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