Medical cannabis legalization proposed

Nebraska Unicameral Update

“These patients are not nameless, faceless people — they are our parents, grandparents, children, colleagues and our revered veterans. They deserve the same access to medical cannabis options as patients have in the states that surround Nebraska.”
 - Amy Marasco, representing Americans for Safe Access

A bill that would legalize certain forms of cannabis for medical use was considered by the Judiciary Committee Feb. 9.

LB588, introduced by Lincoln Sen. Anna Wishart, would create a framework for legalizing medical cannabis in Nebraska. To qualify for the medical cannabis registry program under the bill, a patient with a qualifying medical condition must receive written consent from a health care practitioner indicating that cannabis would improve their condition.


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