New year means new Nevada laws on marijuana, mopeds

LAS VEGAS — The new year is ushering in some new laws for Nevadans. Here’s a look at what’s new on the books for 2017:

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA

Recreational marijuana use for people 21 and over becomes legal in Nevada on Jan. 1, after Nevada voters approved a ballot measure in November.

But authorities emphasize that consumption is not allowed in public places and should be done at home. Using pot in public is a misdemeanor that carries a fine of up to $600.