Nebraska Medical Marijuana Amendment (2014)
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will not appear on a ballot
The Nebraska Medical Marijuana Amendment will not appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Nebraska as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure would have allowed patients to use, possess and grow marijuana for medical purposes with a doctor’s recommendation.
Proponents did not collect enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot.
NORML Nebraska led the campaign in support of the measure.
NORML Nebraska's John Smith said, "I’ve actually looked at the science behind it. The areas that have medical marijuana, teen use is going down and the crime rate is going down. As far as the gateway theory, that’s been disproven by many scientists, over and over again, I think since about 1999... We want the freedom for adults to have the right to use cannabis if they choose. Just adults, just like alcohol."
Path to the ballot
In order to qualify the proposed constitutional amendment, supporters were required to collect valid signatures totaling a minimum of 10 percent of registered voters by July 4, 2014. The exact number would have been based on the number of registered voters on that day. This would have amounted to around 125,000 valid signatures. In addition, signatures needed to be collected from five percent of the registered voters in 38 of the 93 Nebraska counties. The deadline to submit signatures for the 2014 ballot was July 4, 2014.
- 2014 ballot measures
- Nebraska 2014 ballot measures
- Laws governing the initiative process in Nebraska
- Nebraska Secretary of State, "Initiative Petition," accessed February 3, 2014
- Facebook, "NORML Nebraska, accessed July 3, 2014
- Norfolk Daily News, "Medical marijuana petition circulating in Nebraska," February 3, 2014
- Nebraska Secretary of State, "HOW TO USE THE INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM PROCESS IN NEBRASKA," June 2013
- Nebraska Secretary of State, "Nebraska Initiative and Referendum Guide," accessed February 3, 2014
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