Marijuana Smoking Prohibitions & Patient Responsibility

Whether you are a newly registered medical marijuana card holder, a registered medical marijuana card holder for many years or an out of state registered medical marijuana card holder, NRS 453A as well as regulations issued by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, expressly prohibit the smoking of marijuana in public view.


Holding a Marijuana Registry Card does NOT exempt a person from the laws that apply to marijuana. It ONLY allows the holder of the card to possess:

1.Two and one half ounces of usable marijuana in any one 14 day period (defined in NRS 453A.160)

2. Twelve Marijuana plants, irrespective of whether the marijuana plants are mature or immature (defined in NAC 453A.080)

3. A maximum allowable quantity of edible marijuana products (defined in NRS 453A.101) and marijuana infused products (defined in NRS 453A.112) as established by regulation of the Division


If you are a patient, treat your medical marijuana as you treat other medications. Like many other medications, medical marijuana has different effects on different people, so don’t share it with friends, family members or children. Your medication is for you and you only.

Properly store your medicine. In order to get the best results out of your medical marijuana, save it in an airtight container. If you are buying dried marijuana, it is best kept out of direct sunlight. Also, keep your medicine and all other medicines out of reach of others who may use it.

Talk to your healthcare provider to make sure you are using an appropriate dosage that works for you. Don’t overuse your medication; instead, make sure you’re following your healthcare provider’s recommendations and listening to dispensary employee feedback to ensure you are not using more than you need.

Unless your children are medically authorized to use medical marijuana, it is illegal to dispense to your children. Be conscious of how you use your medical marijuana and where you store it, making sure to keep it out of reach of children and pets at all times. Edibles can look especially appealing to both children and pets, so make sure to avoid any mishaps by keeping edibles products in a safe and secure place.

Source: Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health,