Nebraska Medical Cannabis Campaign Pleads For Donations Amid ‘Devastating’ Circumstances

Nebraska Medical Cannabis Campaign Pleads For Donations Amid ‘Devastating’ Circumstances
High Times

An organizer behind a bid to get a medical cannabis proposal on the Nebraska ballot this year says the campaign is in dire need of financial support as it nears a summer deadline to submit a petition to the state. Crista Eggers, who is leading the petition effort for Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana, said this week that the campaign is running short on money. “I’d say devastating is an understatement,” Eggers told local television station WOWT. “We’re pleading with you to help.” Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana announced its plans to circulate a petition to get a pair of medical cannabis proposals on the ballot last September: one initiative would require the state legislature to to pass laws protecting physicians who recommend medical cannabis treatment and patients who use it; the other would charge the legislature to establish regulations for the medical cannabis program. In the announcement, Eggers lamented that her young son Colton, who suffers from epilepsy, is unable to receive the treatment in the state. “We’ve received so much encouragement from individuals all across the state, who support the many patients like our son Colton, who desperately need access to this medicine. No matter what your political background is, we should all agree that criminalizing a medicine that has the potential to alleviate suffering, is both cruel and inhumane,” Eggers said at the time. “The current policy doesn’t reflect our family values here in Nebraska, and we’re going to change that. We need everyone who believes in compassion for suffering individuals like my son to be part of this movement and help us win in 2022.” But the campaign was dealt a tragic setback last month when a major donor died in a plane crash. The campaign said that another donor who was expected to contribute had recently been…

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