Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana Moves Ahead With Grassroots Effort After Losing Major Donors

Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana Moves Ahead With Grassroots Effort After Losing Major Donors
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<![CDATA[Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana collected the required number of valid signatures to get its medical cannabis legalization measure before voters in the 2020 election only to have the Nebraska Supreme Court rule that the ballot initiative violated the single-subject rule outlined in the state constitution.Now, after filing two new medical cannabis initiatives with the Nebraska Secretary of State to get the issue before voters this November, the group has hit another snag—the loss of two of its biggest donors.RELATED: Advocates Try Again to Place Medical Cannabis Legalization Measure on Nebraska’s BallotNebraskans for Medical Marijuana had hoped to raise $1 million to fund its signature gathering efforts this year, but a major donor died in a plane crash and another was diagnosed with a terminal illness, leaving the initiative with roughly $30,000 in cash, according to a Lincoln Journal Star report.The campaign has just two months left to collect roughly 87,000 signatures, and State Sen. Anna Wishart, who co-chairs Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana, told the news outlet that the campaign plans to press on as a grassroots effort.“This campaign is going to have to come across the finish line in a very nontraditional way,” Wishart said. “No campaign has ever done it before, but if there’s any that can do it, it will definitely be this signature drive.”RELATED: Voters in These 9 States Could Decide Cannabis Fate in 2022The group will place petitions at 100 locations across the state, including tanning salons, law offices and other local businesses, rather than hiring professionals to gather signatures in communities and at events throughout the state, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.“If every single person who cares about this issue participates, we will get across the finish line successfully,” Wishart told the news outlet.RELATED: Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana Hosts Signing Events to Qualify Medical Cannabis…

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