Nebraska Tribe Interested In Growing Marijuana

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

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

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

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

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 Senators To Hash Out Legalizing 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

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

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…

Nebraska And Oklahoma Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Legalization

NEBRASKA:  In the most serious legal challenge to date against Colorado’s legalization of marijuana, two neighboring states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the history-making law. Nebraska and Oklahoma filed the lawsuit directly with the nation’s highest court on Thursday. The two states argue in the lawsuit that, “the State of Colorado Read the full article…

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 Read the full article…