Senate filibuster hobbles Nebraska medical marijuana legalization measure

A bill aimed at legalizing medical marijuana in Nebraska did not move forward in the state Senate after backers reported they couldn’t get enough votes to end a filibuster by opponents.

The measure’s sponsor, state Sen. Anna Wishart, said she was “very doubtful that I will get 33 (votes)” and she was looking toward a potential state ballot measure in next year’s election, according to the Kearney Hub.

Wishart helped launch a petition last year to put a constitutional amendment legalizing medical cannabis on Nebraska’s 2020 ballot.

For more on the stalled MMJ legislative effort in Nebraska, click here.

One comment on “Senate filibuster hobbles Nebraska medical marijuana legalization measure
  1. Robin brooks on

    Typical Nebraska you can buy liquor anywhere and you can’t buy REAL HELP for people. How far behind the rest of the United States and the world Nebraska remains.

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