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 Tuesday to advance a measure that would allow pharmacists to distribute cannabis to patients with cancer, epilepsy and other chronic illnesses.
The bill by Garrett gained support after senators adopted an amendment that would prohibit smoking cannabis and would not include chronic pain as a qualifying condition to receive the drug.