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Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Attorney Unveils the Laws in Nevada

Marijauna for medical useSince 2001, Nevada has had the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program, which allows patients to use marijuana under a prescription even though it is still illegal under federal law.

Sometimes people view the program with skepticism, thinking that people who want to use pot recreationally are pretending to have medical conditions. In reality, the process of getting a medical marijuana card is not that easy and the card is only good for one year.

If you have the state’s permission to have a medical marijuana card, this can impact how law enforcement treats your possession of marijuana. You have certain rights that are protected. If law enforcement violates your right to medical marijuana, contact Las Vegas marijuana defense lawyer Nick Wooldridge as soon as possible.

How much marijuana may I possess with a valid medical marijuana card in Nevada?

The Nevada Medical Marijuana Program allows qualified patients to have up to one ounce of marijuana in their possession. Patients may also have up to four immature plants or three mature plants.

Will a police officer arrest me if he or she sees me smoking marijuana for medical reasons in Las Vegas?

If you have a valid medical marijuana card, you cannot be prosecuted for any of the following, which would be Nevada crimes without the card:

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Limits to medical marijuana usage

There are limits to what you can do with medical marijuana. Most importantly, you have to obey traffic laws. It is illegal to drive while under the influence of marijuana, and it is not considered a defense just because you have a medical marijuana card. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of medical marijuana, you need an aggressive defense lawyer on your side.

People who hold Commercial Drivers Licenses cannot have a medical marijuana card from any state, including Nevada.

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Medical marijuana cards provide certain privileges to patients who carry the card. Those privileges also come with responsibilities, such as the responsibility not to make marijuana available to a minor or a person who does not have a medical marijuana card. You also have certain duties, such as paying a $75 registration fee and providing fingerprints to the state of Nevada.

An experienced marijuana defense lawyer can explain your rights and duties, including the process for getting a medical marijuana card in Las Vegas.

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