States that have removed jail time for possessing small amounts of marijuana
Last update: August 18, 2023
Activists launch 2024 campaign to put medical cannabis on the ballot
Families and patients fighting for medical cannabis in Nebraska have faced a series of setbacks in recent years. After qualifying a constitutional medical cannabis initiative for the ballot in 2020, a deeply flawed court ruling just three months before the election prevented voters from deciding the issue. After regrouping and filing a pair of statutory ballot petitions for the November 2022 ballot, Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana came just a few thousand signatures away from meeting the required threshold to qualify.
After another unsuccessful push in the 2023 legislative session, patient advocates and community leaders are regrouping and charging ahead with another effort to let voters decide the fate of medical cannabis in Nebraska. With just under a year remaining to collect roughly 87,000 signatures on each of their two petitions, the grassroots effort is ramping up across the state. Activists are fanning out in smaller counties in an effort to get an early head start on the geographic qualification requirement that requires signatures from at least 38 of Nebraska's 93 counties.