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Nebraska Medical Marijuana Amendment (2014)

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The Nebraska Medical Marijuana Amendment may appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Nebraska as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would allow patients to use, possess and grow marijuana for medical purposes with a doctor’s recommendation.[1]

The petition was filed by NORML Nebraska on July 17, 2012.[1]

Support

NORML Nebraska is leading the campaign in support of the measure.

Arguments

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."[2]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Nebraska

Supporters of the initiative are required to collect valid signatures from a minimum of 10% of registered voters. This amounts to at least 125,000 valid signatures.[2] The deadline to submit signatures for the 2014 ballot is July 4, 2014.[3]

John Smith of NORML Nebraska said they have collected between 3,000 and 4,000 signatures as of January 2014. NORML has about 175 circulators.[2]

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