Senate filibuster hobbles Nebraska medical marijuana legalization measure

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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.