Governor Sandoval: commute marijuana sentences in Nevada.
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On November 8th, over half a million Nevadans voted to legalize marijuana use for recreational purposes. As 2017 moves forward we ask that the governor uses the power of his office to release any and all Nevadans who are in state prison for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. No person should continue to serve a sentence for actions that are no longer considered criminal.
A prison sentence does not just affect the person serving the time. The War on Drugs has had a detrimental effect on families and communities since its start. Every person in prison has a family that is affected by their family member’s incarceration in many different ways. As Nevada moves into a future that embraces a legal, regulated market for marijuana use for adults, we should not allow these incarcerated members of society to be forgotten.
We ask that Governor Brian Sandoval utilize the power of pardon, granted to him by Article-5, Section-13 of the Nevada state constitution, to commute the sentences of all individuals currently incarcerated for the crime of possessing up to one ounce of marijuana.
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