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Nevada To Pardon Thousands Convicted Of Marijuana Possession

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is becoming the latest state with legal marijuana sales to pardon people convicted of possessing a small amount of marijuana.

The State Board of Pardons Commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday to unconditionally pardon anyone who was convicted in the past two decades of possessing an ounce or less of pot.

The state decriminalized the possession of an ounce or less in 2017 when it began allowing recreational pot sales. Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak's office said the resolution will pardon thousands of people who must fill out an application to receive the pardon.