Nebraska Advocacy Group Working on Two Petitions for Medical Cannabis

Nebraska is currently working on petitions that could legalize medical cannabis. 

Following the failure of an initiative to legalize medical cannabis in Nebraska in 2020, advocates immediately set to work on not one but two new initiatives for the 2022 election year. 

The advocacy group called Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana held a brief campaign update on August 4 on Facebook asking for volunteers to contribute their time, money or talents to the cause. 

“We are getting very close to having a petition and language ready to file. Our legal team has spent countless hours on this absolutely crucial process to make sure we’re addressing any vulnerabilities in our wording that the opposition may, and probably will, go after,” said Crista, a statewide campaign coordinator, said in the update.

According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana will be pursuing a one-sentence addition to the state constitution, which would be more broad than their previous attempt. “Persons in the State of Nebraska shall have the right to cannabis in all its forms for medical purposes,” the petition currently states. 

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