Here is a brief overview of the history of medical marijuana laws and legislation in Nevada:
2000 – Medical marijuana is legalized via Ballot Question 9. Those with a valid medical marijuana recommendation and written certification by a physician may use, grow and possess cannabis.
2001 – Assembly Bill 453 creates a state registry of medical marijuana cardholders and those with a recommendation by their physician.
2001 – possession of marijuana in small amounts (less than 1 oz) was decriminalized
2013 – Governor Brian Sandoval signs Senate Bill 374 (SB 374), allowing dispensaries to cultivate or dispense marijuana, or to manufacture edibles or marijuana-infused products.
2013 – Restrictions are also placed on those who grow their own cannabis, being allowed to do so only until 2016. However, those who live 25 miles or more away from a dispensary and/or are growing a strain not provided by their closest dispensary may grow their own, up to 12 plants.
2016 – voters finally voted (after 2 unsuccessful bills) to legalize recreational adult use.
July 1 2017 – recreational cannabis sales began