420 with CNW – Nevada Governor Introduces Bill to Pardon Marijuana Convicts

June 15, 2020 15:25:24

For the past few decades, marijuana has been federally prohibited, and the infamous ‘War on Drugs’ has been responsible for tons of marijuana arrests and convictions. Even with multiple states legalizing cannabis in various capacities over the years, a large percentage of drug arrests are still marijuana-related. In 2018, four in ten arrests were marijuana-related, and around nine in ten of the arrests were for possession, not selling. One of the biggest arguments for legalizing marijuana has been to right these wrongs and ensure people with low-level marijuana convictions are not held back by their records again.

On Thursday, in an effort to undo the effects of the War on Drugs, the governor of Nevada announced a new resolution that could see thousands of Nevada residents with convictions for low-level marijuana convictions receive blanket pardons. “Today I am placing a resolution on the Board of Pardons Commissioners agenda next week to provide relief to tens of thousands of Nevadans…


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