Petition Aims To Put Medical Marijuana To Nebraska Vote

NEBRASKA:  The state chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws — is circulating a petition to put the initiative up for voter approval, said John Smith of McCook, the chapter’s executive director.

“It’s a proposed constitutional amendment, just allowing (medical) patients the access to possess, grow and distribute amongst other patients medical marijuana,” Smith said.  A person would need a doctor’s recommendation to legally possess medical marijuana.

Smith said organizers must turn in at least 125,000 valid petition signatures by July 1 to put the proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot.

“We’ve got about 175 circulators out there getting signatures right now, and we’ve probably got turned in somewhere between 3,000 to 4,000,” Smith said.

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