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Nevada Governor Seeks Pardons For Low-Level Pot Possession

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada could become the latest state with legal marijuana sales to pardon people convicted in the past of low-level marijuana possession.

Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday he'll ask the state Board of Pardons next week to consider unconditionally lifting non-violent criminal convictions for possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana not for purpose of sale. Sisolak said in a statement that tens of thousands of people could be affected.

Nevada is among 11 U.S. states and the District of Columbia with legal recreational sales of marijuana. At least three states have pardon policies.