Nebraska state lawmakers are gearing up to tackle a controversial bill: medical marijuana.
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In Nebraska, a bill legalizing medical marijuana for patients suffering from debilitating conditions has failed.
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.
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.
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.