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Survey Shows Majority of Nebraskans Would Favor Medical Marijuana Prescribing

Survey Shows Majority of Nebraskans Would Favor Medical Marijuana Prescribing

Survey Shows Majority of Nebraskans Would Favor Medical Marijuana Prescribing

A February 2017 sampling of likely Nebraska voters showed 77 percent of those surveyed would vote in favor of allowing doctors in the state to prescribe medical marijuana to patients with serious illnesses or conditions.

New Video Series Aims to Convince Black Market in Oregon to Go Legal

New Video Series Aims to Convince Black Market in Oregon to Go Legal

With U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticizing Oregon’s cannabis policies and an Oregon marijuana processor busted in Nebraska recently, the black market in Oregon has been giving the state some bad press; however, the OLCC is trying to change that with the launch of a new video series that aims to convince participants in the black market to go legal.

What We Know About the Oregon Marijuana Processor Bust in Nebraska

What We Know About the Oregon Marijuana Processor Bust in Nebraska

While Nebraska has been known as a prohibition-minded state, one Oregon marijuana processor recently found that out the hard way and now has to face the consequences in both Nebraska and Oregon.

Minors Matt Maletis Policy Changes Ratified and Licensee and Video Series and Minor Decoy Checks Penalties Audit

OLCC Suspends License of Oregon Marijuana Licensee Arrested in Nebraska Licensee Faces Major Violation Charges

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has suspended the Recreational Marijuana processor license of Rich Extracts, LLC on November 15, 2017. Rich Wilkinson, managing member at Rich Extracts was arrested November 8, 2017 by law enforcement in the state of Nebraska on criminal charges for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

These 10 Are States Most Likely to Pass Medical Marijuana Next

These 10 Are States Most Likely to Pass Medical Marijuana Next

There are currently 29 states in America with some form of legalized medical marijuana. Most politicians have begun to change their minds about the legitimacy of medicinal cannabis. But some states continue to resist efforts to legalize the drug even for medicinal purposes. Here are the 10 states most likely to legalize medical marijuana next.

Marijuana Consumers Aren't Hard-core Partiers, They Really Just Want to Sleep

Marijuana Consumers Aren’t Hard-core Partiers, They Just Want to Sleep

Contrary to the image of stoners being party animals, it turns out that many marijuana consumers just want to go to sleep. New data from Consumer Research Around Cannabis found that only pain relief equaled sleep as a reason for using marijuana.

These 5 States Are the Least Likely to Legalize Marijuana

These 5 States Are the Least Likely to Legalize Marijuana

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.

Medical Marijuana Bill Approved by Nebraska Legislative Committee, Endorsed by Newspaper

Nebraska Legislative Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

A Nebraska legislative committee has voted to approve a medical marijuana bill, according to a March 18, 2017, article at Omaha.com. Legislative Bill 622, sponsored by state Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed the Judiciary Committee with a 6-1 vote. It will now head to the legislative floor.

Sessions Articulates His Stance on Marijuana And Federal Law

Sessions Articulates His Stance on Marijuana And Federal Law

During a Feb. 27, 2017, meeting with reporters at the U.S. Justice Department, Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a new explanation of his views on marijuana and federal law. “Most of you probably know I don’t think America is going to be a better place when more people of all ages and particularly young people start smoking pot,” Sessions said.

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Nebraska Public Defender Advocates Decriminalization of Pot

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.

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Nebraskans Abandon 2016 Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

Nebraska’s medical marijuana campaign has hit another major snag. On May 23, 2016, advocates pushing for medical marijuana in the state announced they would no longer be pursuing a 2016 ballot initiative due to prohibitive costs and not enough time.

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Supreme Court Rejects Marijuana Lawsuit Against Colorado

On Monday, March 21, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado that asked the Supreme Court to enforce the supremacy of federal law as a means of halting the legal marijuana market in Colorado.

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Nebraska Takes Second Look at Medical Marijuana

On March 3, 2016, Shelley Gillen, a mother whose 13-year-old son suffers from severe epileptic seizures, met with Nebraska Sen. Sue Crawford in an attempt to convince the senator to support LB 643, a bill introduced by Sen. Tommy Garrett that would establish the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act.

Supreme Court

Legal Analysis: Marijuana at the Supreme Court

In what has been seen, depending on one’s perspective, as an obvious legal stance or an administration taking an overdue stand on federal intent, the Obama administration has again spoken publicly about its stance on marijuana reform.

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Colorado AG Asks Supreme Court to Throw Out Lawsuit

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has asked the Supreme Court to throw out a lawsuit filed against Colorado by neighboring states Nebraska and Oklahoma. The suit challenges Colorado’s recreational marijuana market, stating that it has increased the amount of marijuana coming across the border.

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Drug Free America Funds Sheriffs’ Challenge to Colorado Law

Smith v. Hickenlooper, the latest lawsuit seeking to overturn Colorado’s marijuana laws, was filed on March 5, 2015, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado on behalf of a group of sheriffs and prosecutors in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas.


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