CARSON CITY – Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak is proposing unconditional pardon to individuals previously convicted for possession of small amounts of marijuana. The governor placed a resolution for consideration of the matter on the Board of Pardons Commissioners agenda for next week.
If approved, Sisolak says tens of thousands of people who “bear the stigma of a conviction for actions that have now been decriminalized” will that mark cleared from their slate. Nevadans voted in 2016 to legalize the recreational use of marijuana through a ballot measure, legalizing possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.
The Nevada Board of Pardons Commissioners is comprised of the Governor, the Justices of the Supreme Court, and the Attorney General. The Board has been granted statutory authority to pardon or otherwise grant clemency to individuals for prior criminal convictions.
The meeting agenda can be viewed here.