Five members of the Nebraska Supreme Court got here between voters and a poll initiative final yr that might have legalized marijuana for medical use within the state.
In a 5-2 determination, the court docket dominated the poll initiative violated the state’s single topic rule, conserving it from going earlier than voters within the basic election.
The language the petition drive would ask voters to approve could be broad: “People in the state of Nebraska have the right to cannabis for medical purposes.”
Or, Wishart mentioned, the Legislature may go her invoice (LB474) and legalize medical marijuana, exercising far higher management over who may entry the drug and for what functions.
Her newest try authorizes the cultivation, processing and use of marijuana for medical functions, whereas limiting how a lot a person or caretaker for a person can possess and the place they will use it.
It additionally units up a regulatory framework and charge schedule, creates an oversight board and statewide enforcement division — provisions that might make Nebraska’s medical marijuana legal guidelines essentially the most conservative within the nation.