Nevada to become fifth state to legalize recreational marijuana

Vegas is about to get a lot more chill, when at the stroke of midnight Friday, Nevada will become the fifth state to allow the recreational purchase of marijuana.

Beginning Saturday, 40 dispensaries will be able to start selling the green stuff to those 21 and up.

The Department of Taxation anticipates up to $60 million dollars in tax revenue in just two years.

But if the legal sale of marijuana in Colorado, Washington and Oregon are any indication, the state could make way beyond that.

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Alabama: Medical use only, otherwise possession is a felony

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Alaska: Marijuana legalized for medical and recreational use 

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Arizona: Marijuana legalized for medical use

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Arkansas: Medical use only

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California: Legal for medical and recreational use

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Colorado: Legal for medical and recreational use  

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Connecticut: Decriminalized and legalized for medical use 

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Delaware: Decriminalized

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Florida: Medical use only

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Georgia: Medical use only

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Hawaii: Medical use only

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Idaho: Not legal

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Illinois: Decriminalized

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Indiana: Not legal

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Iowa: Medical use only

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Kansas: Not legal

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Kentucky: Not legal

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Louisiana: Medical use only

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Maine: Legal for medical and recreational use

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Maryland: Decriminalized

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Massachusetts: Legal

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Michigan: Medical use only

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Minnesota: Decriminalized

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Mississippi: Decriminalized on first offense

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Missouri: Not legal

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Montana: Medical use only

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Nebraska: Decriminalized on first offense only

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Nevada: Legal

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New Hampshire: Medical use only

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New Jersey: Medical use only

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New Mexico: Medical use only

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New York: Decriminalized unless in public view

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North Carolina: Decriminalized

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North Dakota: Medical use only

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Ohio: Decriminalized

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Oklahoma: Medical use only

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Oregon: Legal for medical and recreational use

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Pennsylvania: Medical use only

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Rhode Island: Decriminalized

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South Carolina: Not legal

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South Dakota: Not legal

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Tennessee: Medical use only

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Texas: Medical use only, decriminalized in Houston and Dallas

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Utah: Not legal 

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Vermont: Decriminalized

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Virginia: Not legal

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Washington: Legal for medical and recreational use

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West Virginia: Medical use only

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Wisconsin: Medical use only

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Wyoming: Not legal 

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Possession of marijuana up to an ounce has been legal in Nevada since January.

California, Massachusetts and Maine all voted in November to make recreational weed legal, joining Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and Colorado.

For a faster rollout, Nevada is modeling its implementation after Colorado and Washington, which limits dosage and advertising.

Unfortunately, those looking to blaze on the strip, are going to have to wait a bit longer.

Nevada doesn't yet allow smoking in casinos or in public, but consumption lounges should be coming in the near future, depending on local counties.

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