Steve Sisolak (D)


Took Office 2019
Term Expires 2022
NORML Grade: A

2019 Enacted Legislation

Governor Sisolak signed a variety of bills into law in 2019 specific to marijuana law reform. Among them, Assembly Bill 132 imposes workplace protections for certain prospective employees who consume cannabis in private, Assembly Bill 192 facilitates the sealing of criminal records specific to cannabis-related activities that are no longer illegal, and Assembly Bill 140 prohibits the courts from denying child custody or visitation based solely upon the parents’ status as medical cannabis patients. (Link)(Link)(Link)
The Governor also signed Senate Bill 430, which expands the pool of patients eligible for medical cannabis therapy to include those diagnosed with autism and opioid addiction, among other conditions, and Senate Bill 32, which seeks to provide greater transparency in the state’s marijuana-related licensing processes. He also signed legislation, Assembly Bill 466, to establish a closed-loop framework within the state to address marijuana-related banking issues. (Link)(Link)

2019 Vetoed Legislation



In the fall, the Governor announced efforts to increase oversight and transparency in the commercial cannabis industry, stating, "Effective immediately, any marijuana entity — licensed or unlicensed — that violates the law will see swift and severe criminal and regulatory action." (Link)

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