Nevada Cannabis Regulatory Overview
On November 8, 2016, Nevada voted in favor of Question 2 to "proclaim that marijuana should be regulated in a manner similar to alcohol." Nevada began adult-use marijuana sales earlier than anticipated on July 1, 2017 under emergency regulations. On January 16, 2018, Nevada adopted non-emergency regulations pursuant to a public hearing held the same date. Those regulations became effective February 27, 2018.
Nevada Cannabis License Overview
Nevada issues five types of adult-use cannabis licenses: (1) Retail marijuana store licenses; (2) marijuana cultivation facility licenses; (3) marijuana product manufacturing facility licenses; (4) marijuana testing facility licenses; and (5) marijuana distributor licenses.
Nevada Cannabis Key Regulator
Nevada's lead regulator for adult-use cannabis is the Nevada Department of Taxation.
Nevada Cannabis Locality Options
Local communities have the ability under Nevada's adult-use cannabis law to impose addition requirements and prohibitions on adult-use cannabis activity.