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Nebraska Judiciary Committee Votes to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Nebraska’s Judiciary Committee has passed legislation to legalize medical marijuana.

Legislative Bill 622 was passed by the Judiciary Committee with a 6 to 1 vote, with Senator Stebe Halloran casting the sole “No” vote. The measure allows those with a qualifying condition to possess and use marijuana medicines if they receive a recommendation from a physician and become licensed with the state. A system of regulated marijuana dispensaries would be authorized.

Qualifying conditions would include opioid addiction, AIDS, epilepsy, glaucoma, Crohn’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, hepatitis C, lupus, Parkinson’s disease, Lyme disease, spinal cord injury or disease, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety.

Unfortunately the measure doesn’t allow marijuana to be smoked, but does allow it to be consumed through other methods such as vaporizing, pills, tinctures, edibles and topicals (creams and lotions).

Click here for the full text of Legislative Bill 622.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

2 comments

  1. Janice Hager

    They can legalize Medical marijuana but they sure the hell can’t Legalize CBD oil my son needs he’s only 16 why would I give him anything with THC in it there is no THC in the oil that’s what I want to give him what the hell.

  2. Joe

    Nebraska?? Well sakes alive!

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