Is CBD Oil Legal in Nevada?

Is CBD Oil Legal in Nevada?
CBD oil has become big news recently, and yet there is still uncertainty in many states as to the legal status of the substance. Why is this? Quite simply, it’s because CBD – cannabidiol – is an extract of the cannabis plant (Photo credit: Pixabay).

In fact, it is one of more than 100 compounds of cannabis that are currently subject to research as to their possible use – medicinal and other wise – and we are yet to see the results of this research for many.

Indeed, research into the medicinal use of CBD oil is ongoing, yet it is known to provide pain relief, to help with anxiety and depression, and to be of use to people with a wide range of ailments. Is CBD oil legal in Nevada? You can read more detail about that subject at which deals specifically with the legal status of both CBD and cannabis in Nevada, and to help you we have summarised some of that information below.

CBD and the Law

In Nevada a bill was passed back in 2015 that made legal the limited planting of industrial hemp – this being the strain of cannabis that CBD oil must be extracted from – for research and development purposes. In 2017, this bill was added to, making commercial hemp cultivation legal throughout the state.

Now, before you start growing your own cannabis plants, be careful! The law specifically applies to medical marijuana, as derived from the industrial hemp plant. In fact, as the law has changed considerably, you are permitted to cultivate up to 12 mature industrial hemp plants. What it also means is that you can legally take CBD oil for medical purposes.

In fact, there are almost 25,000 patients (figures from 2018) who are registered patients using medical marijuana for conditions such as AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, PTSD, seizures and more – and this number is expected to grow rapidly as the substance is used for wider purposes.

Be aware that if you are a patient suffering from one of the ailments that can be treated with CBD – it’s worth checking in more detail to see if you are eligible – you can possess up to 2.5oz of medical marijuana products. As we are about to see, the law has changed where recreational cannabis is concerned, too.

Recreational Cannabis and the Law in Nevada

The world-view on marijuana is clearly changing, and we can see this by the change in the law that took place in Nevada in 2016. It is a fact that since this change in the law, you can legally use marijuana in Nevada for recreational purposes, with certain conditions.

It is still classed as a psychoactive substance, but you can legally possess up to 1oz of marijuana for your own use. If you are found with more than this amount, you can still be fined as much as $600. However, these are clear signs that the use of marijuana is becoming less demonized, and it is expected that some other states will follow.

It’s worth noting also that the difference between CBD oil and recreational-use marijuana is in the content. CBD oil contains only trace levels of the compound THC, another extract of cannabis, which is the element that produces the psychoactive experience, the ‘high’ that we get from smoking marijuana.

So, the simple answer is that CBD oil is legal in Nevada as a medicinal prescription for patients with certain ailments. Furthermore, recreational marijuana is also legal as long as you hold only an ounce. So, that’s good news all-round for marijuana lovers, and for sufferers of chronic illnesses who need pain relief, in Nevada.