Legislative round-up: Marijuana bills
March 18, 2021
Madeleine Grant and Brooke Wrage
Nebraska News Service
LINCOLN--Nebraska lawmakers continue to push for marijuana legislation this session. On Feb. 19, the Nebraska Legislature Judiciary Committee heard six bills relating to the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana.
Substance possession penalties
State senators are considering a bill to change the penalty for controlled substance possession. LB 287, was introduced by Sen. Justin Wayne of Omaha to lessen penalties for possession of unusable amounts of controlled substances under the Uniform Controlled Substances Act.