Advocates Try Again to Place Medical Cannabis Legalization Measure on Nebraska’s Ballot


<![CDATA[Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana met the signature requirement last year to place a medical cannabis legalization measure on the state’s 2020 ballot, but the group’s victory was short-lived after the Nebraska Supreme Court struck down the measure before Election Day.Now, Jared Moffat, who has worked on the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana campaign through his role as a campaigns coordinator for the Marijuana Policy Project, said the campaign is retooling its efforts with plans to put the issue on the 2022 ballot.“It’s been a long journey, that’s for sure,” Moffat told Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary. “After the Supreme Court kicked us off the ballot last year, the campaign committee wanted to respond and signal to everyone that we weren’t giving up.”Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana filed a single-sentence constitutional initiative for the 2022 ballot, hoping to avoid a similar legal challenge as last year, when opponents argued that the ballot language included more than one question, thus violating the single-subject rule outlined in the Nebraska Constitution.RELATED: Nebraska Medical Cannabis Advocates Try Again for Legalization in 2022: Legalization WatchMeanwhile, the campaign supported a medical cannabis legalization bill in the Legislature during the 2021 session that ultimately received 31 of the 33 votes needed to pass.“Immediately following the defeat in the Legislature, everyone started regrouping around the ballot issue,” Moffat said, adding that MPP raised concerns during these discussions about whether a constitutional initiative was the right path for the campaign. “Obviously, the last thing any of us want is to do all this work again and collect all these signatures only to be thwarted again by a court. Given the fact that all these other court challenges have been coming out in other states like South Dakota and Mississippi and Florida, … we felt … it would be irresponsible to not take…

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