In response to misleading and dishonest fear tactics from opponents like Gov. Ricketts, the campaign is urging people to raise their voices about why Nebraska needs a compassionate medical marijuana law.
"The 43-year-old Wistrom, who in 2009 was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, was excited Saturday to discuss his new business venture — his new passion. Along with his wife, Melissa, the former Nebraska defensive end has entered into the medical marijuana business in Missouri, where in 2018 voters approved a medical cannabis amendment to the state constitution."
"Treating marijuana as a criminal issue bogs down our court system and distracts police officers from far more pressing crimes, such as rape and domestic assault.... It’s time for Nebraska to turn the corner and join the 33 U.S. states with functional medical marijuana programs."
Fifty-nine percent said it should be legal for both medical and recreational purposes, a 10-point increase since fall 2016. Thirty-two percent said it should be legal for medical use only. Just 8 percent said it should not be legal at all, a steep drop from the 15 percent recorded in 2016.
Matthew Schweich, deputy director of the Marijuana Policy Project will be debating a representative from the prohibitionist group, SAM. You don't want to miss it!
The Attorney General’s argument that a functional medical marijuana law would be unconstitutional and preempted by the federal Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) is unsubstantiated and specious.
On May 22, the Lincoln Journal Star published an editorial in support of medical cannabis and chided Nebraska's state legislature for refusing to vote on a bill that would establish a tightly-regulated medical marijuana program.
The Nebraska Legislature recently debated a bill, LB 110, which would establish a tightly-regulated medical cannabis program for the state. The legislative sponsor, Sen. Anna Wishart, needed to win over two-thirds of her colleagues to move the bill forward in face of opposition from Governor Pete Ricketts and was unsuccessful.