Jun 292017
 

As many are aware, recreational marijuana law passed in Nevada.  The ‘news’ keeps reading the same WRONG press release from who knows where.  Specifically this from http://www.rgj.com/story/news/marijuana/2017/06/29/where-can-buy-recreational-marijuana-nevada-july-1/409388001/

 

Where can you smoke or eat pot?

You cannot consume marijuana in public. You can only consume marijuana in a private residence. While you can smoke on your front porch, you cannot smoke at a concert, festival, bar or even a marijuana establishment. Tourists who purchase marijuana, in other words, have to find someone that will let them into their home.

Wrong!  NRS 435D has this to say:

435D.030, Definitions:

17.  “Public place” means an area to which the public is invited or in which the public is permitted regardless of age. “Public place” does not include a retail marijuana store.

435D.400 Violations and Penalties:

2.  A person who smokes or otherwise consumes marijuana in a public place, in a retail marijuana store, or in a moving vehicle is guilty of a misdemeanor punished by a fine of not more than $600.

Feel free to read the actual law here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-453D.html

Clearly smoking or consuming marijuana is illegal in public places, however the definition of Public Places for the purpose of this law clearly states it must permit the public regardless of age.  Any location that restricts access based on age is not a public place.  Doesn’t even have to be 21 and over, any age restriction makes the location legal to smoke pot.