Nebraska Medical Marijuana Campaign’s New Signature Strategy Involves Masks And Disposable Pens

Nebraska Medical Marijuana Campaign’s New Signature Strategy Involves Masks And Disposable Pens

Nebraska advocates behind a medical marijuana legalization initiative plan to push ahead with a modified signature gathering plan this month despite the coronavirus pandemic and will relaunch petitioning efforts once certain health directives are lifted in the state. While many drug policy reform campaigns around the U.S. have either suspended operations or shut down entirely, Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana said it’s operations have only temporary been interrupted and will resume—with social distancing measures in place—to qualify for the November ballot. Fremont City Councilmember Mark Jensen, who volunteers for the campaign, gave an update on the status of the group’s efforts during an interview KFMT on Thursday. He said advocates looked “extensively” at the potential to collect signatures digitally, but while they feel it would “pass constitutional muster,” it would put volunteers at “significant risk” of criminal penalties. “The state can impose serious criminal penalties on petition collectors for violations, and we’re just simply not going to ask anyone—especially volunteers—to take on those risks,” he said. “We’ve got volunteers who’d be more than happy to run into that fire, but we just can’t let them do that.” That said, unlike other initiatives, “this hasn’t fallen by the wayside like many other constitutional amendments,” he said, adding that supporters Senator Anna Wishart (D) and campaign staff “think we can get this done if we can get back out and find some way to get it done.” To that end, Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana is “preparing masks, tables, disposable pens, hand sanitizer to…

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