Nebraska Marijuana Legalization Amendment (2012) (4)
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The measure sought to "to remove all laws regulating the private noncommercial use of cannabis, also known as marijuana." Additionally, the measure would have repealed laws governing private growing, harvesting, transfer and consumption of marijuana. It also sought to regulate and tax commercial use.
A group called Nebraska Cannabis Coalition has reportedly taken charge of the petition drive in support of the proposed measure. To kick off the campaign, a public meeting was planned for July 2, 2011 at McFoster's Natural Kind Cafe in Omaha, Nebraska.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Nebraska signature requirements
In order to qualify the proposed constitutional amendment, supporters were required to collect valid signatures from a minimum of 10 percent of registered voters; more than 115,000 signatures. The deadline to submit signatures for the 2012 ballot in Nebraska was July 6, 2012.
- Lincoln Journal Star, "Pot proponent says state censored his personalized plates," November 17, 2011
- Omaha World-Herald, "Second drive for legal pot," August 12, 2011
- Omaha World-Herald, "Pot-legalization vote sought," June 2, 2011
- McCook Daily Gazette, "Attorney plans pot petition," June 24, 2011
- Omaha World-Herald, "Marijuana proposal petitions ready," June 25, 2011
- [Confirmed with Nebraska Secretary of State-Elections Division via phone on 1-26-2011]