In 2017, the state of Nevada passed one of the most progressive marijuana laws in the country. They now allow marijuana use for both medicinal and recreational purposes. Since 2017, the number of marijuana dispensaries has increased significantly. We’re going to show you how and where to get weed in Las Vegas.
Medicinal marijuana was legalized in 2000. However, weed for recreational use only became legal in 2017. Now, anyone over the age of 21 can purchase weed from a dispensary. All we need to do is provide some form of identification, such as an ID, a driver’s license, or a passport. In order to buy something from the shop, our ID needs to be valid and up to date.
Smoking weed in public places, such as bars, hotels, or boardwalks, is still illegal. Furthermore, driving while under the influence is an offense punishable by jail time. We can get a $400 fine and two days in jail for a first offense. We would advise against talking to dealers or buying weed on the Strip — undercover cops tend to patrol around the Downtown area or the Strip.
Finally, Nevada citizens can cultivate up to 12 cannabis plants. However, they can only get permission to grow the plants if they live more than 25 miles from a dispensary.
Where to Get Weed in Las Vegas
We no longer have to worry about finding a reliable dealer or getting in trouble when we want to buy a few grams of weed. There are many shops where we can buy it legally. Let’s take a look at some of the best spots to buy weed in Las Vegas.
1. Licensed Dispensaries
Over 40 dispensaries have opened in Las Vegas since the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in 2017. There is a difference between medical and recreational dispensaries. Medical marijuana cardholders can buy marijuana anywhere. However, if we don’t have a medical card, we have to go to a recreational dispensary.
Furthermore, there are many cannabis tours we can sign up for. The tour guides will take us to visit some of the shops, and we can stop and buy whatever we want. Moreover, weed in these dispensaries is always high-quality. We can buy cannabis-based products there as well. Depending on where and what we want to buy, the average price is $15 per gram.
2. Delivery Services
We recommend ordering online only from authorized sellers. Scammers have recently started using websites, such as Craigslist, in an attempt to sell questionable products. If the seller doesn’t ask us for an ID or a medical marijuana card, it usually means the weed wasn’t sourced legally.
3. Cannabis Lounges
There are only a few spots in Las Vegas where we can actually smoke weed. However, in a new pilot program, Nevada has opened three consumption lounges in Las Vegas. They plan on opening many more in the near future. More and more hotels are also trying to get a license to open a marijuana lounge. For now, we recommend not smoking in hotel rooms or bars.