Nebraska Tribe Interested In Growing Marijuana

"We need jobs," Daniel Webster said, who lives on the reservation.

NEBRASKA: About an hour and half north of the city of Omaha, the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska sits on 300 square miles of reservation land stretching into Iowa’s Monona County. “We need jobs,” Daniel Webster said, who lives on the reservation. KETV reports, historical issues such as poverty and unemployment have reached critical levels. “Right now, Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Debate Heating Up; Sen. Garrett Takes Trip To Minnesota

Garrett returned to Nebraska with plenty of proof, he said, that medical marijuana can be legalized and regulated. His staff provided KETV NewsWatch 7 with some video and photos of his trip.

NEBRASKA: The fight for legal weed in Nebraska headed to Minnesota, where the plant grows behind bulletproof glass and steel doors. Medicinal marijuana was legalized in Minnesota this summer and Sen. Tommy Garrett’s bill is a mirror image of the state’s new law. “What better opportunities are there than to go up there and to Read the full article…

Omaha Tribe Considers Trying To Legalize Marijuana

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that tribe members will vote Tuesday on whether the tribe should allow recreational use of marijuana, medical use of marijuana and growing industrial hemp on its northeast Nebraska reservation.

NEBRASKA: The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is considering getting into the marijuana business. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that tribe members will vote Tuesday on whether the tribe should allow recreational use of marijuana, medical use of marijuana and growing industrial hemp on its northeast Nebraska reservation. The ultimate decision lies with the Tribal Council. Read the full article…

Positive Drug Tests A Drag On The Court System

The vast majority of people given drug tests before Madison County District Court hearings come up positive, and that’s creating a problem for the court system.

NEBRASKA:  The vast majority of people given drug tests before Madison County District Court hearings come up positive, and that’s creating a problem for the court system. Madison County Attorney Joe Smith said there have been “a tremendous amount of failures” of drug tests, which lead to cases being delayed and increases in cost to Read the full article…

Nebraska Lawmakers Advance Medical Marijuana Bill

Senators voted 27-12 Tuesday to advance a measure that would allow pharmacists to distribute cannabis to patients with cancer, epilepsy and other chronic illnesses.

NEBRASKA: Nebraskans suffering from debilitating illnesses could find relief from marijuana under a bill that cleared a first-round vote in the Legislature. “Colleagues, we need to be strong, we need to be brave,” said Sen. Tommy Garrett of Bellevue. “We need to help those that are sick, and ailing and out of options.” Senators voted 27-12 Read the full article…

Nebraska Governor Signals His Position On Medical Marijuana

In a column headlined "Marijuana is a dangerous drug," Ricketts said the medicinal virtues of marijuana are still much debated.

NEBRASKA: As the Legislature waits to begin first-round debate on a bill that would legalize medical marijuana, Gov. Pete Ricketts sent a message Tuesday that signaled his intent if it passes. In a column headlined “Marijuana is a dangerous drug,” Ricketts said the medicinal virtues of marijuana are still much debated. During a committee hearing on Read the full article…

Nebraska Senators To Hash Out Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Nebraska senators will debate whether to legalize medical marijuana

NEBRASKA:  Nebraska senators will debate whether to legalize medical marijuana under a bill proponents say is aimed at residents struggling with debilitating seizures. A legislative committee voted 7-1 Monday to advance a measure to create cannabis centers where marijuana would be produced and dispensed. Patients and caregivers could register with the state to obtain the Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Debated In Nebraska’s Capitol

Supporters of medical marijuana argue that it has proven more effective that FDA-approved drugs in treating epileptic seizures and in easing the pain of people undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.

NEBRASKA:  A bill by Bellevue Sen. Tommy Garrett called the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act, would legalize medical marijuana. Among those who came to the Capitol to testify in favor of it was David Swarts of Palmyra. In an interview before the hearing, Swarts said he used to view the issue differently. “I used to think everything Read the full article…

K2/Marijuana Bill Introduced In Hopes Of Reducing Prison Overcrowding

Motivated by overcrowded jails, lawmakers want to give judges the option to give fines or send someone to jail for natural or synthetic marijuana.

NEBRASKA:  Nebraska‘s prisons are more than 150 percent over capacity. Because of that, senators are trying to find ways to keep more people out of prisons. K2 and weed-both forms of marijuana. One real- the other synthetic. When it comes to the drug, Hyannis Sen. Al Davis wants to give judges the option to send Read the full article…

Pot Luck: Could Marijuana Be Used To Treat Diabetes?

Marijuana users also had smaller waist circumferences and higher levels of HDL cholesterol than never users.

NEBRASKA: In research dubbed “remarkable” by an accompanying editorialist, US doctors describe how current users of marijuana appear to have better blood glucose control than never or former users. Existing cannabis smokers had lower levels of fasting insulin and were less likely to be insulin resistant than nonusers; this finding remained true even when patients Read the full article…