Nebraska MMJ Ballot Question Legislation Moves to Committee

Nebraska state Sen. Anna Wishart’s proposal to legalize medical cannabis via a ballot measure to add the reforms to the state constitution has moved to the Legislature Judiciary Committee, and, if approved by lawmakers, the measure could head to voters in November, the Associated Press reports. The proposal has drawn the ire of Assistant Nebraska […]

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Nebraska State Sen. Introduces Legislation to Put MMJ Question to Voters

Nebraska State Sen. Anna Wishart has introduced legislation that would allow voters to decide on whether to approve a constitutional amendment permitting medical cannabis access in the state, according to an Omaha World-Herald report. Wishart proposed legislation to legalize cannabis last year, however, the measure failed to gain traction in the legislature. “Tens of thousands […]

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Prosecutor: Vermont State Attorney Had No Knowledge of Parents’ Cannabis Gifting Scheme

The York County, Nebraska prosecutor handling the case of the elderly couple from California stopped with more than 25 bags of cannabis in the state said he has no reason to suspect their son – Chittenden County, Vermont Chief Deputy State Attorney Justin Jiron – had any knowledge or involvement in the bust, the Burlington […]

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Elderly Couple Arrested with Cannabis ‘Gifts’ are Parents of Vermont State Prosecutor

An elderly couple made headlines last week after they were arrested in Nebraska with 60 pounds of cannabis, telling police that they planned to give it away as Christmas gifts to relatives in Vermont and Massachusetts. The Burlington Free Press now reports that their son is Justin Jiron, chief deputy state attorney for Chittenden County, […]

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Pharmaceutical Lobbyists Pushing Bills That Would Create CBD Monopoly

A Leafly News report last week uncovered some troubling developments related to CBD products: the British company GW Pharmaceuticals and its U.S.-based subsidiary Greenwich Biosciences have been quietly moving CBD-related bills through the legislatures of both South Dakota and Nebraska. GW Pharmaceuticals has been developing a CBD-based drug called Epidiolex for years and, now that the […]

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Limited MMJ Bill Introduced in Nebraska Despite Electoral Defeat of Longtime Champion

Freshman Nebraska State Sen. Anna Wishart has introduced medical cannabis legislation, continuing the work of former Sen. Tommy Garrett who was not reelected, KMTV reports.  The bill, which faces opposition in the state from law enforcement agencies and Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts, is of the limited variety – permitting oil and pill cannabis treatments for […]

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Freshman Nebraska State Senator Plans to Introduce MMJ Bill in Upcoming Session

Nebraska is one of just five states without any sort of medical cannabis program but freshman nonpartisan State Sen. Anna Wishart is looking to change that this year, the Omaha World-Herald reports. Wishart said her measure would be of the limited variety – much like the proposal that fell just three votes short in the […]

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Researchers Plant Nebraska’s First Legal Hemp Crop

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have planted 150 hemp plants on the college’s East Campus, according to a report by the Lincoln Journal Star. The plants are the first legal hemp crop in the state following a 2014 decision by Congress to allow the cultivation of the plant for research purposes. The UNL researchers […]

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Advocates in Nebraska Already Working Toward 2018 Initiatives

Two advocate groups in Nebraska have already filed petitions and started collecting signatures for potential ballot initiatives in 2018, the Lincoln Journal Star reports. One measure would eliminate all penalties for possession of small amounts of cannabis, while another aims to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Both have been filed with the Secretary of State’s […]

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Nebraska Researchers Obtain Pilot Hemp Crop Permit

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have obtained a permit to begin doing tests on growing industrial hemp as a field crop. According to UNL Professor Ismail Dweikat, researchers plan to have a crop planted by the end of the year — though the university’s hemp seed importation requests are currently awaiting approval by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency […]

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Nebraska MMJ Advocates May Delay Legalization Efforts Until 2018

Medical cannabis advocates in Nebraska have announced they will not follow through on plans for petitioning to get medical marijuana legalization on the ballot this November. Instead, they plan to make a push for the 2018 election season, according to a Lincoln Journal Star report. “We just can’t count on the Legislature,” said Shelley Gillen, whose son Will suffers from epilepsy and […]

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Nebraska and Oklahoma Seek to Join Court Challenge Against Colorado Cannabis Laws

The attorneys general in Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a motion to be added to two existing lawsuits attempting to shutter Colorado’s legal marijuana program, following the U.S. Supreme Court decision to dismiss a lawsuit by the states last month. If the motion is approved, Nebraska and Oklahoma would be added to the suit brought […]

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