Actual, constructive, and joint possession are all defined under Nevada law. These three are explained in more detail below:
- Actual possession is when a person carries or holds marijuana in their hands, and the definition includes any such activity. Keeping an edible on one’s person is one example.
- Constructive possession means keeping marijuana in one’s room, car, workplace, or storage unit and is known as “keeping it at home.”
- Joint possession is when many people have access to cannabis, and is referred to as sharing. When two roommates keep their marijuana in the living area of their home, that’s known as sharing.
The location of the marijuana is critical to Nevada law enforcement in determining whether or not to arrest someone for marijuana possession. If cops discover marijuana on the body, car, home, work desk, or any other place where the suspect has control, they may swiftly reach the conclusion that a person is carrying marijuana.