Marijuana Legalization In Nebraska 2015: Medical Cannabis Bill Passes First Hurdle In State Senate

Marijuana Legalization In Nebraska 2015: Medical Cannabis Bill Passes First Hurdle In State Senate

Published on May 12, 2015

Nebraska may have it's chance at legalizing medical marijuana after a few amendments to the proposed bill. The legislation gained more support after prohibiting smokable marijuana, and removing "chronic pain" from the list of qualifying illnesses, and is now on it's way to the house after passing on the senate floor 27-12. Popular in other medical marijuana states is a marijuana oil that is low in THC (what gets you high) and high in CBD (strictly medicinal properties), and has shown major benefits to children with epilepsy or other seizure enducing conditions.

Garrett added that legalizing medical marijuana in Nebraska was “not about stoners getting high…We are not Colorado, we are not California.” If passed, LB 643 would allow pharmacists to distribute cannabis to qualifying patients, such as those with cancer or epilepsy. The law is slated to go into effect in July 2016.

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