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Las Vegas marijuana laws: Answers to questions on recreational weed in Nevada

So, where can I buy marijuana in Las Vegas legally? What are the Las Vegas marijuana laws?

Nevada is one of eight states allowing recreational marijuana use for adults 21 and over. Starting Sunday, adults could buy up to 1 ounce of marijuana flower or up to one-eighth of an ounce of marijuana concentrates — like shatter, wax and carbon dioxide oil — per visit to legal dispensaries.

The problem? While recreational marijuana now is legal, dispensaries selling the plant to nonmedical marijuana buyers won’t open until June, at the very earliest.

The 2017 Nevada Legislature will determine much of recreational marijuana’s future. State Sen. Tick Segerblom, who helped establish medical marijuana facilities in the 2013 session, hopes to have guidelines for recreational facilities passed into law by June.

“Most people think it’ll be legal to purchase on Sunday, but unfortunately that’s not the case,” Segerblom said.

Readers have contacted the Sun with many questions about recreational marijuana. Here are some answers:

Can I go to other states to buy marijuana and bring it back to Nevada?

It’s illegal to cross into the Nevada state line from another state with marijuana you bought from that state, Segerblom said. But once you’re in Nevada, police can’t ask where you purchased the marijuana, nor would you likely be challenged by police, given you don’t have more than the legal amount in your possession.

Can I bring marijuana on an airplane?

Marijuana is still illegal under federal law, just like cocaine, heroine and methamphetamines. But the Transportation Security Administration is not actively searching airline passengers for marijuana because the plant is “not a threat to aviation security,” TSA spokesman Nico Melendez said. “At the end of the day, it has no impact on our operations. If we find it, we’ll let police know. But it’s not something we’re in the business of searching for and not something we’re actively searching for.”

Melendez said the TSA will alert local law enforcement if they find a passenger with marijuana in their possession as that person passes through security scanners. But legal quantities of the plant theoretically will pass through security undetected in both carry-on and checked baggage, he said.

How can I buy marijuana once the recreational dispensaries open?

It’s as simple as walking into a dispensary, choosing what you want, showing your ID and paying for it, just like buying alcohol at a liquor store. But as long as the plant is federally illegal, you’ll need to bring cash, as dispensaries don’t accept credit cards.

Where will the open dispensaries be located?

It depends on the size of the county. In Clark County, up to 80 recreational licenses — including for dispensaries, cultivation and production facilities — will be allowed for 18 months after permits are distributed by the state. Washoe County, with between 100,000 and 700,000 residents, will have up to 20 recreational marijuana facility licenses, while smaller counties with population less than 55,000 will be allowed up to two licenses.

Similar to Nevada’s medical marijuana program, individual counties also will have the right to vote against allowing recreational marijuana dispensaries. Twelve of Nevada’s 16 counties currently ban medical marijuana establishments. But that doesn’t stop residents of those counties from being legally allowed to use marijuana within the county. As long as a person is on their own private property or on rented property where its use is permitted by the owner, they can use marijuana anywhere in Nevada.

Who will own the dispensaries? Can I open one?

For the first 18 months after recreational dispensaries are allowed to open, only those currently with a medical marijuana license can own and operate them. After that, the general public will have their shot, similar to liquor stores.

Qualifications for members of the general public will be determined in the upcoming Legislature. But with little framework for such licenses outlined in Ballot Question 2, Segerblom and fellow State Sen. Patricia Farley said figuring out how to issue state certifications, and who will get them, is one of their biggest concerns.

“It’s going to be tough to figure out how to implement it because the wording was so vague,” Segerblom said.

The earliest someone not currently holding a medical marijuana license could open a store would be Jan. 1, 2019, if the state allows current medical marijuana facilities to start their recreational operations in June 2017. If that process is delayed until Jan. 1, 2018, state medical facilities won’t open until June 2019.

If I buy marijuana from a street dealer, can I still use it?

It’s illegal to sell marijuana anywhere other than a licensed marijuana dispensary and illegal to buy anywhere other than a licensed marijuana dispensary. But once it’s in your possession, police can’t track you to that dealer.

Can I buy from multiple dispensaries on the same day?

Yes, as long as you buy within the legal limit of 1 ounce per day. Nevada’s medical marijuana industry uses a registry that tracks patients’ purchases at the time of sale, making dispensary hopping possible, as long as a buyer’s marijuana flower purchases equate to under 1 ounce and concentrates equate to under one-eighth of an ounce.

Such a registry will be up for debate by the Legislature. But if Segerblom has his way, the state won’t have one. That essentially leaves the door open for buyers to jump undetected from dispensary to dispensary and buy more than the legal limit, if they so desire.

“The whole point of this is not to have your name in any database for the state to track,” he said. “We don’t want buyers of legal adult-use cannabis to be up for audit or investigation.”

Where can I go to smoke marijuana?

Users can ingest the plant only at their private residences. All public places — such as parks, campgrounds and national forests — will be off-limits, as will bars, coffee houses, casino-hotels and even the marijuana store where the product is purchased.

Segerblom said such a dynamic creates a problem for more than 45 million tourists who visit Las Vegas each year. With casinos and hotels saying no to marijuana, he hopes such laws will be lightly enforced. He said that while marijuana has always been illegal in popular tourist lodging venues, it hasn’t stopped tourists from using the drug in their hotel rooms, on the Strip and around the valley.

Can I smoke weed in the clubs or dayclubs/pool parties?

Weed is still banned from the Casinos and the club sand dayclubs are an extension of the Casinos. As of now, most clubs will deny you entry or kick you out if they find out with weed. Same goes for the dayclubs. This applies to vapes and

This may change in the future but for now, we recommend smoking up in your hotel room before heading out!

What if I’m renting from someone, or leasing an apartment?

If you don’t own the property you’re living on, you’ll need to check with your rental agency or landlord to make sure they approve of your marijuana use before lighting up.

Can I grow marijuana at home?

Not unless you’re living outside of a 25-mile range of the nearest marijuana dispensary, which for residents of the Las Vegas Valley essentially means no. In rural Nevada, where dispensaries are fewer and farther between, residents can grow up to six marijuana plants per person, or no more than 12 per household.

If I can’t smoke in a bar or casino, can I at least bring edibles?

It’s not technically legal. But, in practice, a person could consume edibles in a bathroom stall where nobody else could see them.

Can I drive after using a cannabis product?

It’s similar to alcohol in that police can pull you over if they suspect you’re impaired.

What’s the legal limit for driving, and how will authorities test me for marijuana?

By current law, a Nevada driver can’t have marijuana metabolites — active or inactive — present in their blood when tested. But if police have no reason to believe a marijuana user is too impaired to drive, they won’t go as far as arresting and taking someone in for a blood test. Unlike with alcohol, there’s no way to measure marijuana levels with a breathalyzer, so police will administer field sobriety tests and make a judgment call. Metro Police spokesman Officer Larry Hadfield said he expects the force to hand out “tons” of DUIs as Nevadans adjust to recreational marijuana laws and figure out how much they can tolerate.

“Just be smart,” Hadfield said. “If you smoke and drive, if you smoke in the car, you’re going to be in trouble.”

Could the federal government come in and shut Nevada’s marijuana program down?

Yes. But it’s unlikely. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s office will be in charge of fending off any potential federal lawsuits. Laxalt’s office declined response to requests for comment, arguing they don’t comment on “hypothetical questions or scenarios.” But Farley said she expects the attorney general’s office to “respect and stand for the will of Nevada voters.”

If I’m a medical patient, can I share my marijuana with other adults who want to use it recreationally?

Nevada patients risk losing their medical marijuana cards if caught giving or selling their medical weed to anyone else. But once the marijuana is in possession of a nonmedical-card holding recipient, according to Ballot Question 2, it’s legal for that person to possess and use it.

Can I send marijuana in the mail?

Marijuana is federally illegal, making it unlawful to mail it with the U.S. Postal Service. Representatives from both UPS and FedEx also said their companies also will refuse to knowingly ship marijuana in an attempt to honor federal law.

“FedEx strictly prohibits such shipments in our national network,” company spokeswoman Sharon Young said. “Our terms and conditions for shipping are broadly applied to ensure full compliance with federal regulations.”

Can I drive with marijuana in my car?

Yes, as long as you’re not using it, driving under the influence or carrying more than the legal amount of 1 ounce of marijuana flower or one-eighth of an ounce of marijuana concentrates.

Will my employer let me use marijuana?

That’s up to your boss. By federal law, employers can still fire employees for using marijuana. And some marijuana users can still test positive over a month after using the plant, so you might want to check with your boss.

How do I get a job in the marijuana industry?

Check with the dispensaries, as many post job listings on their websites. Craigslist and marijuana-specific job websites, like 420careers.com and cannajobs.com, offer platforms for marijuana employers and prospective employees to connect. But not just anyone can find work in Nevada’s marijuana industry. Cannabis employers in Nevada are required to background check prospective employees. Those with criminal records won’t be hired, Segerblom said.

Rehab Summer 2017 Opening Dates

When will Rehab open for the 2017 pool season?

Rehab Pool is opening the weekend of 3/10-3/12. Rehab is open every week from Friday through Sundays.

The soft opening of  for 2017 is going to be the weekend of 3/10-3/12:

  • 3/10/17
  • 3/11/17
  • 3/12/17

The official grand opening is going to be in late May or April.

Rehab features primarily hip hop / top 40’s DJs. Resident DJs / performers for the 2017 season include:

  • Cheat Codes
  • Jazzy Jeff

Book tables, buy tickets, or get on the free Rehab guestlist here, or download our free mobile app (available on android or iPhone). We have a free guestlist for girls and a discounted guestlist for guys on most days.

 

 

 

Wet Republic Summer 2017 Opening Dates

When will Wet Republic open for the 2017 pool season?

Wet Republic Pool is opening the weekend of 3/10-3/12. Wet Republic is open every week from Friday through Sundays.

The soft opening of  for 2017 is going to be the weekend of 3/10-3/12:

  • 3/10/17 – DJ Shift
  • 3/11/17 – Fergie
  • 3/12/17 – Mark Etson

The official grand opening is going to be in late April – Steve Aoki on 4/29, Lil Jon on 4/30.

Wet Republic features primarily EDM / electronic DJs. Resident DJs / performers for the 2017 season include:

  • GTA
  • Cash Cash
  • Zedd
  • Jauz
  • Steve Aoki
  • Hardwell
  • Tiesto
  • Kaskade
  • Calvin Harris

Book tables, buy tickets, or get on the free Wet Republic guestlist here, or download our free mobile app (available on android or iPhone). We have a girl’s guestlist for Wet on most days. No guy’s guestlist.

If you’re interested, check out other day clubs and pool parties’ guest lists from Vegas Pool Party Guest List.

Daylight Summer 2017 Opening Dates

When will Daylight Beach Club open for the 2017 pool season?

Daylight Beach Club is opening the weekend of 3/10-3/12. Daylight is open every week from Friday through Sundays.

The soft opening of  for 2017 is going to be the weekend of 3/10-3/12:

  • 3/10/17 – Kid Funk
  • 3/11/17 – E-Rock
  • 3/12/17 – DJ Neva

The official grand opening is going to be a few weeks later on the weekend of March 25th.

Daylight features primarily hip hop / top 40 DJs but there are a couple EDM DJs sprinkled throughout. Resident DJs / performers for the 2017 season include:

  • DJ Cobra
  • Crooked
  • Tommy Trash
  • Tyga
  • Duke Dumont
  • Otto Knows
  • Bassjackers

Book tables, buy tickets, or get on the free Daylight guestlist here, or download our free mobile app (available on android or iPhone).

For other information on the day clubs and pool parties in Vegas, visit the Las Vegas Pool Party Guest List.

Tao Beach Summer 2017 Opening Dates

When will Tao Beach open for the 2017 pool season?

Tao Beach is opening the weekend of 3/9-3/12. Tao beach is open every week from Thursdays through Sundays.

The soft opening of  for 2017 is going to be the weekend of 3/10-3/12:

  • 3/9/17 – CLA
  • 3/10/17 – Javier Alba
  • 3/11/17 – Angie Vee
  • 3/12/17 – Wellman

The official grand opening is going to be a few weeks later in April.

Tao Beach features primarily hip hop / top 40 DJs. Resident DJs / performers at Tao Beach for the 2017 season include:

  • Mike Attack
  • DJ Ruckus
  • DJ Scene
  • Eric Dlux
  • DJ Mustard
  • DJ Vice
  • TY Dolla $ign

Book tables, buy tickets, or get on the free Tao Beach guestlist here, or download our free mobile app (available on android or iPhone).

 

 

 

Marquee Dayclub Summer 2017 Opening Dates

When will Marquee Dayclub open for the 2017 pool season?

Marquee Dayclub has actually been open every Saturday for most of the winter with their Marquee Dayclub Dome.

The soft opening of  for 2017 is going to be the weekend of 3/10-3/12:

  • 3/10/17 – Lema
  • 3/11/17 – Timmy Trumpet
  • 3/12/17 – Mike Attack

The official grand opening is going to be a few weeks later in April.

Most DJs at Marquee Dayclub play EDM – house, trance, etc.

Resident DJs at Marquee Dayclub for the 2017 season include:

  • Tritonal
  • R3hab
  • Thomas Jack
  • Carnage
  • Dash Berlin
  • Vice
  • DJ Mustard

Book tables, buy tickets, or get on the Marquee Dayclub guestlist online here, or download our free mobile app (available on android or iPhone).

 

 

 

Encore Beach Club Summer 2017 Opening Dates

When will Encore Beach Club open for the 2017 pool season?

The soft opening of EBC for 2017 is going to be the weekend of 3/10-3/12:

  • 3/10/17 – Stafford Brothers
  • 3/11/17 – RL Grime
  • 3/12/17 – Dillon Francis

The official grand opening is going to be a few weeks later in April.

Resident DJs at EBC for the 2017 season include:

  • RL Grime
  • Dillon Francis
  • Diplo
  • David Guetta
  • Nicky Romero
  • Marshmello
  • Alesso
  • Chainsmokers
  • Chuckie
  • Kygo
  • Skrillex
  • Major Lazer
  • DJ Snake

Book tables, buy tickets, or get on the Encore Beach Club guestlist online here, or download our free mobile app (available on android or iPhone).

 

 

 

Winter Pool Parties Continue at Marquee Dayclub Dome

Partying outside in winter has become a standard for Marquee at The Cosmopolitan as the Dayclub Dome continues its third season. The dome towers 50 feet above the dance floor and shields the entire 22,000 square-foot pool club from the elements. Moreover, the heating system ensures a dependable 80-90 degrees at all times, allowing Marquee Dayclub to book top talent all day, all year long.

Marquee’s Dayclub Dome is open from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. every Saturday till mid-March. Cover at the door is $45 for men and $25 for ladies (although that can change depending on who is performing); tickets purchased online at marqueelasvegas.com are sometimes cheaper in advance. You can get $5 off your tickets with Marquee promo code DISCO. The Weekend All Access wristband ($80 men, $30 ladies) grants unlimited entry to the Dome as well as Marquee Nightclub on Friday and Saturday. Upcoming talent includes Audien (Jan. 7), Vice (Jan. 14), TJR (Jan. 21), Shaun Frank (Jan. 28) and Jermaine Dupri (Feb 4). If you’re looking to include Marquee Dayclub in your Sunday Funday, Thomas Jack and Mike Attack will be under the Dome on January 15 and 22, respectively.

Following the success of the Dayclub Dome’s first-ever nighttime pool party on New Year’s Day, Marquee will host select holiday Sunday nighttime parties beginning Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, as well as daytime NFL viewing parties starting January 7 and leading up to the Super Bowl on February 5.

Looking further out, Marquee Dayclub Dome will once again host Insomniac Events’ Halfway to EDC party on an as-yet-unannounced date (it’s usually in February). This celebration of the summer’s largest dusk-till-dawn EDM festival has been known to offer the same creativity as the Insomniac party it honors. For example, last year, attendees were greeted by dancers in clown makeup and bright pink corsets, while other entertainers donned giant red and white butterfly wings. In addition to the colorful characters running about, extra LED screens are installed around and above the crowd.

This party also doesn’t skimp on musical talent; last year’s affair saw eight DJs on deck each day, including Jauz and Dash Berlin, representing several styles of EDM. Insomniac outdoes itself in its mission to reflect the same festival environment that fills the Las Vegas Motor Speedway at the end of June. For those who want to feel as if they’re front row at EDC’s Main Stage right now, this is your chance.

Book tables and sign up for guestlist for Marquee Dayclub directly on the free Discotech Mobile App. For information on other day clubs and pool parties, kindly visit the Las Vegas Pool Party Guest List.

Best Topless Pools in Las Vegas

As the weather gets into the triple digits in Vegas, clothing becomes more and more inconvenient, which is exactly why Ben Franklin invented topless pools. So, for your gawking needs, we now present the list of all the, um, “European-style” pools in Vegas that you need to know about.

Bare Pool at the Mirage

The OG of topless pools, Bare just launched the tops-off-encouraged Bare Brunch, because everyone needs a breakfast burrito along with their magnum of Grey Goose. We have a free guestlist – free for ladies and even ratio parties. Sign up on our mobile app!

Sapphire Pool

The first pool owned and operated by an actual topless club. You can expect things to get a little rowdier here with parties hosted by your favorite “movie” stars like Bree Olson, plus plenty of poles for pool-pole dancing. This concept combines a strip club with a dayclub – it doesn’t get much better than this!

Venus Pool Club at Caesars

Venus European Pool Lounge is the most well-appointed and exclusive Las Vegas pool experience at the oasis. The sophisticated and secluded European-style retreat offers high-end food and beverage choices for you to indulge in while perfecting your summer tan. All drinks are topped and made with the freshest fruits and ingredients. Light treats include sushi rolls, crisp salads, sandwiches and burgers served straight from the grill.

The 10,000-square-foot retreat hosts 14 cabanas, 16 day beds, 10 couches and plenty of chaise lounge chairs. You’ll find the perfect spot to catch rays, people-watch or just take in the lush surroundings.

Venus Pool admission is $30 for gentlemen and free for women. Locals receive free admission on Thursdays! All Caesars Palace and Nobu guests receive $10 off admission before 1:00 p.m.

European Pool at the Artisan

If you’re looking for a more intimate spot with a really subtle name, the Naked Pool still offers a selection of VIP cabanas and daybeds. Oh, and on Fridays, they crank things up with their Bottom’s Up (unfortunately not Down) Pool Party!

Moorea Pool Club at Mandalay Bay

Along with its “Toptional Beach”, this is one of the larger pools of the group, offering living rooms, 12ft “opium beds” at the center of the action, a 250sqft pavilion with a private pool, and third-floor Moorea Villas.

Daydream Pool at the M Resort

A hidden gem a few miles down the strip, DayDream offers up high energy DJs, pasties for the ladies who’re looking to cover up a little bit but would be MORTIFIED to be found wearing a bikini top, and very adult beer pong tables.

Looking to book tables or sign up to guestlist at these pool parties? Check out our free mobile app!

Also Read: Vegas Pool Party Guestlist & Las Vegas Hip Hop Clubs

The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in Los Angeles

So what’s the perfect venue to enjoy Los Angeles weather, take in chill vibes and imbibe potent potables all in one locale?

A rooftop bar, of course!

To that end we made it my mission to scout 10 of the coolest rooftop bars in Los Angeles just for you and yes they all come with incredible views, lush scenery, and delicious cocktails.

But whether or not you choose to enjoy them? Well, that’s totally optional.

List starts after the jump (in no particular order).

1. The Andaz Sundeck

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Having the highest rooftop swimming pool in Los Angeles is a nice title to have in this town. The Andaz in West Hollywood offers panoramic views of Hollywood and the Sunset Strip on the Sun deck year round. Lay out on a day bed or cozy up and watch the sunset across Los Angeles while enjoying hand crafted cocktails and snacks from the pool menu.

2. High Rooftop Lounge

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In Venice beach the Hotel Erwin’s rooftop bar appropriately named High is the prime spot to catch a beach sunset. This place has a laid back atmosphere, awesome munchies and nightly drink specials year round. On chilly nights they even pass out blankets and turn on the heat lamps, how thoughtful right?

3. Perch Los Angeles

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Unobstructed views of downtown and very clear view of the neighboring Central Library Perch has been claimed one of the most beautiful rooftop bars in Los Angeles. A talented team of mixologists, tasty food and a beautiful french inspired ambiance has caused this place to form lines every weekend. The vibe is upscale which also means it can get pricey. To avoid the line make a reservation. Looking to try Perch on a budget? They have a happy hour!

4. Upstairs At The Ace Hotel

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Upstairs at the Ace is a buzzing hot spot perfect for kicking back and watching all the cool kids socialize. The moroccan themed roof deck host events nightly with special DJ guests paired with a nicely curated drink menu and YES there is a pool. Do yourself a favor and check out their events calendar it’s filled with fun and free events seven days a week.

5. The Fonda

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Catching a show at the Fonda is fun but the added bonus is pretty cool as well… walk up to the second floor and take the mini stairs up into the rooftop. Astroturf, delicate strung up lights, tables, couches and even a open air hall sits right above the building. Guest take their smoke breaks, order drinks and take in the views. Don’t worry about missing the show, they have it projected on a screen with the sound on. Nice touch Fonda I approve!

6. The Standard Rooftop Bar

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A view like none other The Standard offers a 360 degree view right in the heart of DTLA. Engulfed by surrounding skyscrapers the hotel opens its rooftop to the public with free admission during the week and a nominal entrance fee (usually $20) during the weekends. Owned by the same hotelier as the Chateau Marmont this mod themed bar has water bed pods, a pool and a projector screening classic flicks. The addition of the Biergarten on the west end of the open air deck is a nice touch for those who want to kick back away from the crowd and dance floor.

7. The Redbury

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The SBE group is synonymous with Hollywoods most popular hotspots so it is no surprise when The Redbury opened it became a favorite for people looking for low key nights. The bar is set like a private library with two awesome and free pool tables! Sit outside and lounge on the comfy sofas, the streams of lights and candles create an intimate vibe tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood Boulevard.

8. Suite 700

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Perched atop the iconic Hotel Shangri-La is Santa Monica’s famous indoor/outdoor rooftop bar & lounge Suite 700. Once a penthouse suite in the landmark hotel, Suite 700 and it’s deco inspired digs captures an elusive sense of Hollywood glamour at the ocean. The rooftop bar provides beautiful views of the ocean and the Santa Monica Promenade making it a perfect place to catch the sunset.

9. The London Rooftop

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Perched on the 10th floor of the hotel, the rooftop offers guests a beautiful panoramic view of West Hollywood. Inspired by a traditional English garden this place has an intimate feel to it but things can get crazy over the summer here. Just an FYI the roof top is open to guests for those who want to visit a reservation must be made.

10. SkyBar At The Mondrian

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A Hollywood favorite from the time it opened, Sky Bar is situated in the heart of Sunset Boulevard. Pretty young things like to lounge by the pool with a drink and listen to guest DJs spin the latest top tunes. A bit pricey but like any prime hot spot they tend to factor the view in with the bill. Remember to get on the guest list for the weekends for no hassle entry.

Originally reported on We Like LA.