Nebraska Governor Signals His Position On Medical Marijuana

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 the bill, the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act (LB643) introduced by Sen. Tommy Garrett of Bellevue, his administration expressed concerns about the legislation, Ricketts said.

“And those concerns have only grown with the Judiciary Committee’s decision to move it to the floor,” the governor wrote.