Medical Marijuana in Nebraska
Dubbed the “Cornhusker” state, Nebraska is one of the remaining twelve states that does not have access to medical marijuana for their citizens. Although Nebraska decriminalized possession of marijuana in 1979, possession is still illegal in Nebraska and can result in an infraction, misdemeanor, or imprisonment with a maximum sentence of seven days.
Although there has been years of inaction in the Nebraska state legislature, the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana, along with numerous allies with the Nebraska Secretary of State for each of the two medical marijuana ballot initiatives. This is the second attempt by the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana as the Supreme Court of Nebraska struck down their previous constitutional ballot measure for medical cannabis in 2020.
Unfortunately, election officials reported on August 22, 2022, that the advocacy group failed to collect the required number of signatures from registered voters as they only collected fewer than 77,000 signatures (86,776 is required). With a statewide poll reporting that an estimated 77% of Nebraskans are in support of legalizing medical marijuana access, now is the time for elected representatives to push legalization forward to guarantee the citizens of Nebraska have access to medical marijuana.
Upcoming Applications for Medical Marijuana Business Licenses
In the near future, there will be an open application process for Medical Marijuana Business Licenses in Nebraska. Now is the time to get started with your comprehensive and strategic business plan. Contact one of our consultants to further discuss your options here!