Segerblom wants law to expunge Nevada marijuana convictions

Still wrangling with how to handle recreational-only cannabis dispensaries, Clark County Commissioners on Tuesday are expected to broach another contentious marijuana-related matter: Expungements of misdemeanor convictions.

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By Shea Johnson / Las Vegas Review-Journal January 4, 2019 - 6:48 pm

The commission, which will introduce new members Tick Segerblom and Justin Jones, is scheduled to address requesting the district attorney to wipe away low-level marijuana arrests and convictions, and vacate warrants, although top prosecutors currently do not have the authority.

Segerblom, the former Democratic state Senator who is credited with helping to usher in the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state, last year proposed a bill to arm district attorneys with such ability. Now carrying an item introduced by outgoing Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani, Segerblom is seeking to parlay his influence at state and county levels to speed up the court petition process for some marijuana offenders.

And he believes he may have an ally in the chief prosecutor in Nevada’s largest county.

“If there is a desire to have a discussion to expedite that process, I’m willing to participate in those discussions,” Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson told the Review-Journal this week.

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