Marijuana legalization is gaining momentum across America, but not all states are making progress. Although the number of states where recreational weed is legal could double from 8 to 16 in 2018, it might take decades for other districts to get onboard with reform.
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Although Nebraska’s pro-decriminalization forces decided not to pursue a 2016 ballot initiative, Lancaster County’s public defender has publicly endorsed decriminalizing and regulating marijuana, according to an article in the Lincoln Journal Star. Joe Nigro stated his views in a Sept. 15, 2016, forum with Nebraska’s chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
In Nebraska, a bill legalizing medical marijuana for patients suffering from debilitating conditions has failed.