Nebraska Marijuana Legalization Amendment (2012) (4)

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The Nebraska Marijuana Legalization Amendment, also known as "Nebraska Proposition 19 Cannabis Initiative", did not make the 2012 ballot in the state of Nebraska as an initiated constitutional amendment.

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 Additionally, the measure would have repealed laws governing private growing, harvesting, transfer and consumption of marijuana.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.[1]

The initiative was filed by Frank Shoemaker, a McCook attorney, on May 31, 2011 with the Nebraska Secretary of State.[1][2]


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.[3]

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.[4]

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