Nevada: Marijuana May Not Be Consumed In Tour Buses, Limos, Shuttles And Other Moving Vehicles


Clark County, Nevada has a zero tolerance policy for cannabis consumption on tour buses, limos, shuttles, and other moving vehicles. This is significant because a lot of businesses were already ramping up projects that would have allowed exactly that. Only time will tell if this is a policy that is actually followed, or if businesses will still allow it. With no social consumption model in place in Las Vegas, and hotels frowning on cannabis consumption in rooms, this is going to be an ongoing issue in Nevada. Below is a press release about the no consumption policy, via Clark County:

Clark County Business License officials are reminding Las Vegas-area residents and visitors that consuming marijuana is illegal in moving vehicles.

Officials have learned that some persons have sought to rent tour buses and limousines so that they may consume marijuana in them. This is illegal under state law.

Nevada Revised Statute 453D.400(2) states: “A person who smokes or otherwise consumes marijuana in a public place, in a retail marijuana store, or in a moving vehicle is guilty of a misdemeanor punished by a fine of not more than $600.” Marijuana consumption includes inhaling or ingesting of any marijuana or marijuana products

Renting or hiring of private or public vehicles, including tour buses, limousines, shuttles and the like, for marijuana consumption is prohibited by law.

It is not only illegal to consume marijuana in a moving vehicle. It is illegal to consume marijuana in a public right of way. Consuming marijuana at Las Vegas casinos and McCarran International Airport is also illegal.

The County is joining with the Nevada Transportation Authority and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in enforcing these laws in unincorporated Clark County, including the Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding resort corridor. The city of Las Vegas is additionally enforcing these laws in its jurisdiction, which includes the downtown casino corridor. The Nevada Transportation Authority has stated it will take action against holders of Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) if it finds a business out of compliance.

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