Nebraska Senate Votes 44 to 2 to Study Cannabis Oil

photosource420magazineA legislative proposal that would commission the University of Nebraska to study the effectiveness of low-THC cannabis oil in the treatment of seizure disorders has passed Nebraska’s full Senate with a 44 to 2 vote.

“LB 390 creates the Medical Cannabidiol Pilot Study within the University of Nebraska Medical Center for patients who suffer from severe and untreatable or treatment-resistant epileptic seizures”, according to the legislative intent for the bill, introduced by Senator Sue Crawford. “It allows access to low-THC cannabidiol oil for patients under the supervision of a neurologist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Under LB 390, it shall be an affirmative and complete defense to prosecution if the defendant suffers from intractable seizures and is an active participant in the study or if the defendant is the parent or legal guardian of such an individual.”

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Hemp Bill Signed Into Law by Nebraska Governor

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has signed Legislative Bill 1001, a proposal to legalize the cultivation of hemp for research purposesnebhemp, into law. The measure takes immediate effect.

Under the new law, the University of Nebraska and the state’s Department of Agriculture can now legally cultivate hemp for research purposes. Given the federal government recently legalized hemp research in states that have done the same, Legislative Bill 1001 is in compliance with federal law.

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Nebraska Legislature Passes Hemp Bill, Heads to Governor

Nebraska’s Legislature has voted 39 to 2 in favor of Legislative Bill 1001, a proposal to legalize hemp research in the state. The measure nownebraska heads to the governor who can either sign it into law, let it become law without his signature, or veto it.

Although the measure would have initially legalized hemp throughout the state, it was amended to become a research bill, where as the University of Nebraska and the state’s Department of Agriculture can legally cultivate hemp for research purposes. This would mean that the bill would be in compliance with federal law, given that federal lawmakers recently legalized hemp research in states that have done the same.

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