Marijuana in Las Vegas

On July 1, 2017, officially licensed retailers began selling recreational marijuana products to adults in Nevada. There are some very important limitations to bear in mind regarding the legal use of marijuana in Nevada.

  • If you’re under the influence of marijuana, you aren't permitted to drive or possess a firearm.
  • Persons in possession of more than one ounce of marijuana, or more than 1/8 ounce of concentrated marijuana, and persons under the age of 21 in possession of any amount of marijuana or concentrated marijuana, are subject to arrest and prosecution under NRS 453. Simple possession is prohibited under NRS 453.336 and for the first offense is a Category E Felony
  • You cannot grow your own marijuana at home if you live within 25 miles of a retail marijuana store (unless you are a medical marijuana cardholder—those rules are different).
  • Homeowners are permitted to grow 6 recreational plants per person, up to 12 plants total, at home if the property is more than 25 miles away from a licensed retail facility. Renters need the consent of the property owner to grow marijuana. Plants must be kept out of sight.
  • Marijuana can be smoked or consumed at a private residence or in the privacy of your own home.
  • Marijuana cannot be consumed or smoked in any public place, including parks, sporting events, moving vehicles, casinos, hotels, concerts, festivals, marijuana facilities or while you’re walking down the street. People are not permitted to smoke or consume marijuana in federally subsidized housing or on any federally owned land in the State of Nevada.



Prostitution is NOT LEGAL in Las Vegas

The (LVMPD) Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Vice Unit wants you to know that prostitution is not legal in Las Vegas or anywhere within Clark County. The LVMPD Vice section is responsible for investigating vice-related crimes, including arresting and prosecuting prostitutes, their clients, and pandering suspects; prostitution-related larcenies; drug-related trick rolls, businesses that front for prostitution; sexually-oriented criminal enterprises; juvenile/child prostitution and related pornography; and felony HIV prostitution cases. The Vice section also investigates human trafficking cases involving commercial sex.

That’s right! Prostitution is not legal Las Vegas. Clark County, Nevada and its principal cities Las Vegas, Henderson, Laughlin and Boulder City have chosen to make prostitution illegal.

All female/male escorts, nude models or out-call escorts advertisements are prohibited from soliciting or engaging in prostitution activities.

Many advertisements suggest that you might purchase more than just companionship. They suggest that sexual favors could be available. Be very careful! Every year visitors to Las Vegas are robbed, tricked or assaulted by unscrupulous escorts or "models". If you become a victim please report it. Call 702-828-3111 or for Emergencies dial 9-1-1.



Container and Package Restrictions on Certain Streets

12.43.020 - Possession of glass container—During specified holidays and special events.

It is unlawful for any person to be in possession of any glass container which is fit for beverage purposes or intended for beverage purposes:

(a)   While on any public street that is temporarily closed to vehicular traffic, including Las Vegas Boulevard, south of Sahara Avenue and north of Sunset Avenue, and the sidewalks bordering such public street during the following times:

(1)   Between the hours of six p.m. December 31st and six a.m. January 1st of each year;

(2)   Between the hours of six p.m. July 4th and six a.m. July 5th of each year; and

(3)   Between the hours beginning two hours before and ending two hours after any special event as defined in Section 12.43.010; and

(b)   While on Casino Drive in the township of Laughlin between State Route 163 and Needles Highway during the following times: between the hours of 12:00 noon on the last Thursday in the month of April and 6:00 a.m. of that following Sunday each year. 

12.43.025 - Possession of glass beverage containers in general.

It is unlawful for any pedestrian to be in possession of any glass container which is fit for beverage purposes or intended for beverage purposes, and which is not sealed in packaging, paper or otherwise, separate from the glass container, at any time of the day and on the following streets and highways:

(1)   That portion of Las Vegas Boulevard from Russell Road to Sahara Avenue;

(2)   That portion of Mandalay Bay Road from Luxor Drive to Las Vegas Boulevard;

(3)   That portion of Tropicana Avenue from Koval Lane to two hundred feet west of its intersection with Las Vegas Boulevard;

(4)   That portion of Harmon Avenue from Interstate Highway 15 to Audrie Street;

(5)   That portion of Flamingo Road from Koval Lane to two hundred feet west of its intersection with Las Vegas Boulevard;

(6)   That portion of Spring Mountain/Sands Avenue, from the Fashion Show Drive to Koval Lane;

(7)   Each remaining street or highway not listed above that intersects Las Vegas Boulevard between Russell Road and Sahara Avenue for a distance of two hundred feet west and two hundred feet east of its intersection with Las Vegas Boulevard;

(8)   That portion of Paradise Road from Harmon Avenue to Karen Avenue:

(9)   Each highway that intersects Paradise Road from Harmon Avenue to Karen Avenue for a distance of two hundred feet east and two hundred feet west of its intersection with Paradise Road; and

(10)   That portion of Convention Center Drive from Las Vegas Boulevard to Paradise Road.

Additional Prohibited Items—During New Years' Eve

12.43.026 - Additional prohibited items—During New Years' Eve.

At the times and locations identified in Section 12.43.020(a)(1) of this code, the following items are not allowed:

(a)   purses larger than twelve inches by six inches by twelve inches (exclusive of handles), coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size of a purse, as set forth above. EXCEPTIONS: (1) Medical devices necessary for the immediate assistance of the patient utilizing such device, and (2) Essential equipment for any reporter for broadcast, electronic or printed media operating in a professional capacity for communication to the public.

(b)   Strollers, carts, or any vehicle propelled by humans, electricity, or mechanical means, unless a permit specifically authorizes the use of such item. EXCEPTION: vehicles medically necessary for the immediate assistance of the patient utilizing such device.

Curfew Law - Under 18 Years of Age


Did you know there are curfew laws in Las Vegas and Clark County? 

Within Clark County and the City of Las Vegas if you are under the age of 18 and are not engaged in any lawful occupation, not accompanied by one of your parents or guardian, you may not: loiter, idle, wander, stroll, or be upon, in or about any public streets, avenues, alleys or other public places within the City or County between the hours of:

10:00 pm - 5:00 am (Sunday - Thursday)

12:00 am - 5:00 am (Friday and Saturday, non-school days)

9:00 pm - 5:00 am (Friday, Saturday on the Strip)

A violation of this law can result in a citation, fines up to $300, and/or you may be detained until a parent can be contacted.

Strip Curfew Rules:

(a) It is unlawful for any child under the age of eighteen to be in or upon the following streets or sidewalks adjacent thereto and all parking lots, driveways and walkways which are open to the public and located on properties that adjoin such designated streets between the hours of nine p.m. on Friday, Saturday and legal holidays and five a.m. of the succeeding day, and between 6 p.m. on December 31 and 5 a.m. of the succeeding day:

(1)  Las Vegas Boulevard South Between Sahara Avenue and Sunset Road;
(2)  Harmon Avenue between Las Vegas Boulevard South and Koval Lane;
(3)  Dune Road/Flamingo Road between I-15 and Koval Lane;
(4)  Spring Mountain Road/Sands Drive between Vegas Plaza Drive and Koval Lane;
(5)  Stardust Road between Industrial Road and Las Vegas Boulevard South;
(6)  Convention Center Drive;
(7)  Riviera Boulevard;
(8)  Circus Circus Drive.

Downtown Curfew Rules:

(a)  It shall be unlawful for any child under the age of eighteen years, without being on any lawful business or engaged in any lawful occupation, not accompanied by one of his parents or his guardian, or other adult person having legal care, custody and control of said child, to loiter, idle, wander or stroll or be upon, in or about any of the public streets, avenues, alleys or other public places in the City at any time between the hours of ten p.m., Sunday through Thursday and five a.m. of the succeeding day, and between the hours of twelve midnight on Friday and Saturday and five a.m. of the succeeding day; provided, however, the Sheriff of the Metropolitan Police Department or his designee shall be empowered to extend the curfew on special occasions to such hour as shall be designated by him. 

(b)  On all school holidays and during the days of summer vacation, said curfew shall be between the hours of twelve midnight and five a.m. for all citizens under the age of eighteen years.

 Clark County's Animal Ordinance

Animal Owners Must Observe the Following Restrictions:
Animals are prohibited in the following restricted areas between Noon and 5:00 a.m. The restricted area is defined as: Las Vegas Boulevard south from Sahara Avenue to Sunset Road and from 200 yards on each side of Las Vegas Blvd. roadway.

  • To include public sidewalks and privately owned sidewalks;

  • Pedestrian bridges and pedestrian bridge landing;

  • Prohibited pedestrian bridges and pedestrian bridge landings on which an easement has been granted to pedestrian traffic.

Between the hours of 5:00 a.m. to noon, animals must be on a leash or other restraint no longer than 3 feet and snakes cannot be longer than 2 feet in length.