Nebraska Families for Medical Cannabis will hold a press conference to summarize support for three upcoming medical marijuana bills in the state
February 23, 2021, 5:50 a.m.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – On Tuesday, February 23 at 12 p.m., the Nebraska Families for Medical Cannabis will hold a press conference with parents, patients, lawmakers, and other allies to urge lawmakers, LB 474, LB to adopt 475 and LR 24CA in the rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol.
The Nebraska Families for Medical Cannabis is a non-profit organization that supports the passage of compassionate medical cannabis law in Nebraska.
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These people will be present:
- Crista Eggers, mother of Colton, a 6 year old diagnosed with epilepsy
- Nicole Hochstein, mother of Jayen, an 11-year-old diagnosed with epilepsy
- Dominic and Shelley Gillen, parents of Will, an 18-year-old diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy
- Trish Petersen, executive director of Nebraska Families for Medical Cannabis and signature collector for the Medical Cannabis 2020 Initiative
- Lia Post, a patient diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome and signature collector for the 2020 Medical Cannabis Initiative
- David Swarts, volunteer coordinator and signature collector for the 2020 Medical Cannabis Initiative
- Senator Anna Wishart, Legislative District 27
- Senator Adam Morfeld, Legislative District 46
Law 474 passes the Medical Cannabis Law. Senator Wishart introduced this bill into the ball rolling for the use of medical marijuana in the state.
Last year, the Nebraska Supreme Court voted to remove medical marijuana from the vote because it violated the “single-subject rule,” which means that people would actually vote for several different things in just one vote.
Bill 475 is an answer to that. She instructs the Foreign Minister to obtain a written legal opinion from the Attorney General.
Resolution 24 CA would then amend the “single topic rule” to allow a vote on a general topic and a number of different topics, all related to the topic, to be included in one vote.
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