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“It's on our radar,” Ford told The Nevada Independent Tuesday. “I know it's unsatisfactory, relative to what people want to hear, but again … I can't be persuaded to speak on something that could potentially jeopardize anything that we are doing.”
Judge James E. Wilson said that while the Nevada Pardons Board had the power to commute death penalties, he also found the proposed agenda item to be against Marsy's Law, which affords rights to crime victims.
The discussion item, listed on the board's agenda, comes after attempts to abolish the death penalty through the legislative process in 2021 failed. At the time, Sisolak announced there was “no path forward.”
Nevadans have been able to purchase medical marijuana from dispensaries since 2000, but attorneys in the case said the pharmacy board “forcibly” continued listing cannabis in a manner similar to illicit substances, such as heroin and methamphetamine.
Nevada officials repeated that assessment, the report said, with one telling investigators that there was a “mindset” that “children need to go to residential” because of the lack of community services.
When Justice Elissa Cadish asked Liakopoulos if he took responsibility for the actions that lead to his conviction, he said he felt pressured into making a promise to vote for the tax increase, but that “I should have been truthful with the lady, regardless of the circumstances.”
Advocates asked that injunctive relief include the pharmacy board removing cannabis from the controlled substance list, removing the Schedule 1 designation and declaring that the board’s authority over the regulation of cannabis no longer exists in Nevada law.
The Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) wants incoming mail, particularly greeting cards and colored drawings, to be converted into digital copies for prisoners’ tablets or kiosks in common areas. They said the new policy is meant to prevent drugs hidden in colored paper, dye or ink, from entering prison walls.
The analysis comes as lawmakers in 2019 ended the practice of “prison gerrymandering,” in which incarcerated people are counted in the census as part of the county where their prison is located, rather than their last home.