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.
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On Jan. 18, 2018, Sen. Anna Wishart introduced an amendment resolution that would call for Nebraska residents to vote on the legal status of medical cannabis in the November election.
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.
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.
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.
You could call it a true grassroots movement: petition circulators not trying to legalize hemp and marijuana, but to start up a new third Nebraska political party.
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.
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.
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.
Over the Easter weekend the internet was abuzz with the news that, seemingly out of nowhere, the state of Texas had legalized recreational marijuana. But did it really? The answer, as it turns out, is a resounding no.
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.
Nebraska state lawmakers are gearing up to tackle a controversial bill: medical marijuana.
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.
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.
It’s become a familiar lament in the age of legal marijuana: Weed from places like Colorado and Washington is making its way all over the country, creating headaches for law enforcement.
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.
The states of Oklahoma and Nebraska are once again attempting to shut down Colorado’s legal marijuana industry.
In Nebraska, a bill legalizing medical marijuana for patients suffering from debilitating conditions has failed.
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.
Supporters of marijuana legalization have done a lot of things to push their agenda forward and to convince lawmakers to support their cause.
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.
Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Saturday has sent ripples through America’s political system, and those ripples will likely extend to a major Supreme Court marijuana case this Friday.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt wants to know more about marijuana, specifically Colorado’s marijuana and its impact on his state.
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.
The Obama administration has urged the Supreme Court not to take up a lawsuit filed against the state of Colorado over marijuana legalization.
On May 12, 2015, the Nebraska legislature voted to move forward with a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. With a vote of 27-12, the bill was just three votes shy of garnering a veto-proof two thirds majority.
The recent Investor Report by New Frontier Financials has found a strong correlation between illicit marijuana use and adoption of medical marijuana laws.
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.
On March 6, 2015, hundreds of supporters and opponents gathered at the Nebraska Capitol to give and hear arguments in a public hearing held by the Judiciary Committee over whether or not the state should legalize medical marijuana.
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.
The victories won in the 2014 election have sent a signal to legislators across the country that marijuana is coming and many lawmakers want to get ahead of the trend before a ballot initiative beats them to it.
We do know that a slim majority of Americans support full legalization, and that most see legalization as inevitable, but does that mean anything in Nebraska?
Colorado’s attorneys, who promise to resist the lawsuit, will surely argue that their neighbors are demanding that the CSA be construed as a commandeering statute.
Nebrahoma is suing Colorado, or for those who see the middle of the U.S. as more than a grasshopper-laden wasteland, that is Nebraska and Oklahoma.
One of the reasons why Colorado regulators cap marijuana production is to prevent a huge surplus of marijuana. If there was a huge surplus of marijuana, then it would be much easier for those in the illicit drug trade to smuggle it out of the state.