Nebraska Senators Will Work To Put Recreational Marijuana On The Ballot In 2022

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Nebraska state senators and activists are in the process of drafting an initiative to legalize marijuana for adult use that they hope will appear on the state’s 2022 ballot. The campaign, which is already collecting signatures for a separate medical cannabis legalization measure, announced on Saturday that it will release language for the recreational proposal in January. We will collect signatures for both medical and adult use, and work to have both on the ballot in 2022. We can't do it without your continued support! — Senator Adam Morfeld (@Adam_Morfeld) December 5, 2020 There are few details about what the marijuana program would look like at this stage, but because of activists’ experience running up against a single-subject rule for ballot initiatives in Nebraska, it stands to reason that the language of the measure could be fairly simple and then it would be up to legislators to set regulations for the legal market. Nebraskans for Medical Cannabis—headed by state Sens. Adam Morfeld (D) and Anna Wishart (D)—qualified a measure to legalize medical marijuana for this year’s ballot. But the state Supreme Court shut it down following a single-subject challenge. Activists then filed a one-sentence medical cannabis measure for 2022 that simply states, “Persons in the State of Nebraska shall have the right to cannabis in all its forms for medical purposes.” The campaign said in an e-mail plast to supporters that is motivated to pursue broader reform based on voter approval of adult-use legalization in neighboring South Dakota last month, as well as the U.S. House of Representatives vote in favor of a federal cannabis descheduling bill last week. “This is an issue where current state law is far behind most Nebraskans’ values. We’re ready to end the failed war on drugs,” the ACLU of Nebraska said. This is an…

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