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Legal Marijuana: When Would You Need To Hire a Drug Crime Lawyer

Brian J Smith Dec. 28, 2017

Although recreational marijuana is now legal in the city of Las Vegas, you can still find yourself in trouble with the law.

Here are a few important notes to consider on when you’d need to hire a drug crime lawyer:

1.Purchasing and possessing limits

The amount of medical marijuana you can purchase depends on what form you purchase it in. As a recreational customer, you are legally able to purchase up to 1 ounce of plant and 1/8 ounce of concentrates, like edibles or oils.

2. DUIs still apply

You can still get a DUI for driving under the influence of cannabis in Las Vegas. Officers have the right to pull you over for driving suspiciously, and can administer a blood test. They’ll measure for 5 nanogram per ml of marijuana metabolite, or 2 nanogram per ml. of marijuana. If you are pulled over and accused of driving under the influence of cannabis, call Brian J. Smith, a Las Vegas drug crime lawyer, to ensure your rights aren’t infringed upon.

3. Using legal marijuana

Once you’ve left the dispensary with your sealed container, be aware of the laws surrounding the actual use of legal marijuana in Las Vegas. It is still unlawful to consume cannabis within your vehicle, and it is certainly illegal to consume in the open. When it comes to hotels and casinos, their own private drug policies will determine whether consuming cannabis will be allowed, but most Las Vegas properties adhere to Federal law and don’t approve of drug use on site.

4. Federal laws have not changed

The Federal government still considers marijuana to be illegal. This means that it’s still unlawful to bring marijuana on an airplane, and illegal to ship through the mail.

If you’ve been accused of having more than the legal limit of marijuana on your person, or have been arrested for consuming in public, call Brian J. Smith, a drug crime lawyer, at 702-380-8248 to help mitigate ramifications from marijuana charges.