No Vote On Medical Marijuana

(KFOR NEWS  May 16, 2019)    AP – Nebraska lawmakers debated on a proposal to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes, but never took a vote.  Supporters argued Wednesday that the legislative bill is narrowly tailored, with restrictions on how much users can possess and a ban on marijuana smoking.  Senators who oppose the measure say the drug is still illegal at the federal level and argue that its benefits and dangers haven’t been fully studied.  The sponsor, Sen. Anna Wishart, of Lincoln, says the bill is intended to address the concerns of many groups who raised concerns about it.  Legalization supporters are circulating petitions to place the issue before voters on the November 2020 ballot, where it’s likely to pass.

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