A state senator wants Nebraska voters to have a choice on medical cannabis.

The Medical Cannabis Act has made its way past the first hurdle of many on the road to becoming law in Nebraska.

LINCOLN — Hemp may grow wild across Nebraska, but if you want to make clothing or other products out of the industrial cousin of marijuana, you’ll have to buy it cultivated from Canada.

After raising a heated debate in the Nebraska legislature in its past two sessions, medical marijuana will again be a point of interest in the Capitol when Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln proposes a bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Nebraska.

LINCOLN — Nebraska finds itself in rarefied air when it comes to medical marijuana.

Cannabis is legally grown in Nebraska except the garden serves a much different purpose from the typical assumption.

OMAHA (FOX42KPTM) — Nebraska residents will get to vote on whether to make marijuana legal in their state two years from now, that's if one group has its way.

After months of paperwork and navigating bureaucratic red tape, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have planted their first crop of legal hemp.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Those not happy with their choices for president this November could find another option on the Nebraska ballot: the Marijuana Party.

OMAHA, Neb. — A different political tactic is being taken by local marijuana supporters. Rather than mount a challenging petition drive to put the issue in front of voters, they're attempting to form a new political party.

 Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln. Image: Ammodramus via Wikimedia

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.


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