“I believe Nebraskans deserve to have a constitutional right to have access to this form of medicine,” she added.
Last yr, Wishart and Sen. Adam Morfeld, additionally of Lincoln, collected 196,000 signatures, together with 123,000 names in June 2020 alone, on a poll initiative legalizing medical marijuana in Nebraska and create a regulatory construction governing it.
Following the Supreme Court’s 5-2 choice, Wishart and Morfeld filed new petition language with Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen for a 2022 poll initiative, whereas planning to go the legislative route as soon as extra.
Wishart’s precedence invoice would have licensed the cultivation, processing and use of marijuana for medical functions, whereas imposing strict tips on how a lot a person may possess, the place cannabis could possibly be used and in what kinds.
LB474 additionally created a regulatory framework and charge schedule, created an oversight board and enforcement division, and was amended to restrict who may qualify to obtain a cannabis card to sure medical circumstances — provisions Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh and Sen. Justin Wayne, each of Omaha, stated had been nearly too restrictive for them to help.