Medical Cannabis Campaign Rallies Supporters and Ramps Up Signature Drive for 2022 Ballot Initiative

May 13, 2021

A coalition of patients, families, and allies working with Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana are mobilizing behind new petition language to legalize medical cannabis through the ballot. Anna Wishart, a state senator and co-chair of the campaign, said, “We gathered more than enough signatures last time, and we’ll do it again.”

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With Supreme Court Guidance - Medical Cannabis Advocates File New Constitutional Amendment Language for 2022

September 28, 2020

"Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana will file new petition language with Secretary of State Robert Evnen that the committee intends to qualify for the November 2022 ballot in Nebraska."

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Why 5 judges were wrong and 2 were right

September 11, 2020

"Yesterday the Nebraska Supreme Court issued an opinion to remove our Constitutional amendment to provide access to medical marijuana from the ballot, with 5 judges ruling to kick our amendment off and 2 disagreeing and ruling to keep us on."

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Nebraska Medical Marijuana Amendment Clears Signature Requirements for Ballot Qualification

August 26, 2020

"The Nebraska Constitution requires petitioners to collect signatures from 10% of registered voters to qualify a constitutional amendment for the ballot. That threshold, as of July 2 when the campaign’s signatures were submitted, was 122,275. The campaign also needed to collect signatures from 5% of registered voters in at least 38 of Nebraska’s 93 counties. The signature drive was successful in meeting that requirement in 48 counties."

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Nebraska Patients and Advocates Submit Over 182,000 Signatures to Qualify 2020 Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

July 02, 2020

"This afternoon, Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana, a 2020 ballot initiative committee, will deliver over 182,000 signatures gathered from all 93 counties in the state in support of their ballot initiative to establish legal protections for medical marijuana patients with serious health conditions."

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Epilepsy Foundation of Nebraska endorses 2020 medical marijuana constitutional ballot initiative

March 09, 2020

“There’s compelling evidence that medical cannabis can be effective in controlling and reducing the frequency of seizures,” said Kristi Berst, executive director of Epilepsy Foundation Nebraska. “When other treatments don’t work, patients and doctors should have the option to try medical cannabis. We believe this initiative will help provide relief to many families in Nebraska, and that’s why we’re wholeheartedly supporting it.”

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Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana partners with ADOPT, a statewide coalition that seeks to legalize medical cannabis, reduce property taxes and encourage economic development

March 02, 2020

“We are so thankful to the hundreds of Nebraska volunteers and advocates across our state, who have tirelessly committed their time and energy to collect signatures for this campaign,” Sen. Wishart said. “Without their support, we would not be able to expand our efforts to an additional paid drive and ensure this measure crosses the finish line.”

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