Nevada Cannabis Expungements & Felonies

Nevada Cannabis Expungement & Felonies

Discover comprehensive insights into the Nevada cannabis expungement process through these detailed and informative Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

How did Nevada handle expungements for cannabis?

The state has yet to enact a formal expungement process, but instead offers a procedure to seal records of certain convictions through what is known as the Nevada Second Chance Act.

  • The Nevada Second Chance Act passed in 2019, allows individuals with convictions for possessing now-legal amounts of marijuana to have their records sealed through a simplified and free process. This applies to offenses decriminalized before, on, and after July 1, 2019.
  • Unlike expungement, which is a process of erasing or removing convictions from one’s record, Nevada allows for the sealing of records. When a record is sealed, it is as if the arrest and conviction never occurred
  • Convictions eligible for sealing under this Act are those related to the possession of amounts of marijuana now legal in Nevada, which includes up to one ounce of marijuana or one-eighth of an ounce of edibles or concentrates​

All felonies? Only non-violent?

Individuals charged for having or consuming more than the legal limit, or those convicted of selling marijuana or carrying it over state lines, are not eligible for having their convictions sealed as those actions remain prohibited in Nevada​​​​.

Were there any crimes related to cannabis that disqualified someone from applying as a social equity applicant?

Non-violent felonies, exclusively.

If an applicant has two or more felonies OR a category A felony as defined by Nevada Revised Statute 678B.050, they are ineligible to apply.

Status of Current Social Equity Program:

  • Status of Current Social Equity Program in Nevada:
  • Qualifications for Social Equity Applicants in Nevada:
    • Minimum 51% ownership in the cannabis business.
    • Five-year residence in qualifying census tracts with high deprivation scores and incarceration rates.
    • The applicant or immediate family member convicted of a non-violent cannabis offense​..
  • Additional Support through Pathway to Ownership Program:
    • A 17-week course to educate and empower minorities in the cannabis business.
    • Designed to address the gap in ownership diversity within the cannabis industry.
    • Provides networking and mentorship opportunities​.

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