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WARNING: If You Take Drugs at Burning Man

WARNING: If You Take Drugs at Burning Man

Reno Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Drugs at Burning Man and How Recent Legalization of Marijuana Laws Will Affect Burning Man. Our office has been receiving inquiries from excited “burners” this coming week who have been curious as to whether it’s now legal to smoke pot out on the Playa.  While the state of Nevada has recently legalized the substance, making it so any person over the age of 21 can possess up to an ounce of recreational marijuana and an eighth of an ounce of marijuana concentrate, Federal Law still considers the use of this drug illegal and classified as a Schedule 1 drug. So, what does this mean for the folks at Burning Man this year?  The answer to this question is convoluted, and, as a Burning Man Spokesperson pointed out in a recent RGJ Article, “You’re not exempt from the law at Burning Man.” Who Will Be Enforcing Marijuana Laws at Burning Man? According to Megan Miller with Burning Man, both the Bureau of Land Management and the Pershing County Sheriff’s office will be patrolling the area in 2017.  So, who should you watch out for?  The BLM has expressly stated that they do plan to enforce federal prohibition.  Because this event takes place on public lands, they gotta do what they gotta do. It’s a different story for the officers of the Pershing County Sheriff’s office, however.  If you are at the event and are following the laws enacted by the State of Nevada regarding the use of marijuana, and you run into one of these guys, you’ll be okay. They have no enforcement unless you...