Medical marijuana bill will need to wait a year, sponsor says
Published on 5/25/15
Nebraska has already seen a small victory recently with the passing of a limited, but important, medical marijuana bill. The bill passed would allow for medical prescription of marijuana and only in non-smokeable forms. Another medical bill expanding on the already passed bill would allow for more leniency, but would stay strictly medical and non-smokeable forms only. Senator Garrett sponsored the new bill but did not receive enough support to pass the measure this year.
Bellevue Sen. Tommy Garrett said Tuesday he will ask to have his medical marijuana bill (LB643) tabled until 2016 so he can refine it and attempt to gain more support.
Tabling the bill will allow debate to pick up at the same place next year, instead of requiring another formal committee hearing and additional votes.