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LINCOLN — Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson urged the state to stand firm against the legalization of recreational marijuana, citing concern for the health of young people and public safety of all Nebraskans.

With recreational use of marijuana now legal in neighboring Colorado and three other states, Peterson said Tuesday there’s no doubt those pushing the legalization and commercialization of marijuana won’t stop there.

They will be pushing “the Colorado model’’ across the country, he said.

“What would it look like if we just gave in on this battle? That’s concerning to me,’’ Peterson said.

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Henry J. Cordes, World-Herald Bureau ~ Omaha.com ~

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