Nebraska Marijuana Activists Plan ‘Mass Scale’ Medical Cannabis Campaign For 2022 Ballot

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Nebraska marijuana activists are gearing up for a “mass scale” campaign to put medical cannabis legalization on the state’s 2022 ballot after the legislature failed to pass a bill to enact the reform this session. And since the state Supreme Court invalidated a measure that qualified for the 2020 ballot based on a statutory challenge, voters can expect to see multiple, complementary initiatives that are currently being vetted by lawyers to ensure that opponents can’t leverage the legal system to block the policy change again. Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana has brought on Crista Eggers as signature drive director, and she told Marijuana Moment that the plan is to to “hit the ground running on a mass scale” starting on July 1 “where you just can’t go anywhere without somebody being there to collect your signature if you’re ready.” Eggers, who said her son’s severe epilepsy connected her with a community that opened her eyes to the extent to which this reform is needed, believes that “this time around, we are absolutely making sure that everything is very solid and there are no holes in anything and nothing that the opposition can use in the future to try to overturn things.” “What that means right now is that we most likely will be circulating several petitions,” she said. The first one—a proposed constitutional amendment—has already been drafted and is set for circulation. To avoid another single-subject challenge, the measure states plainly and simply: “Persons in the State of Nebraska shall have the right to cannabis in all its forms for medical purposes.” Additional petitions would likely be statutory, meaning they would require fewer signatures to qualify for the ballot. Those measures would support the constitutional amendment by setting out regulations and infrastructure for a medical marijuana program—and they’re actively being reviewed by…

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