By Owen Reimer
Nebraska News Service 

Proposed medical marijuana bill brings debate to emotional hearing


February 16, 2023

LINCOLN - Nebraskans gathered at the Nebraska State Capitol, Feb. 9, to debate medical marijuana legalization, which has been debated in the state for years. Efforts to legalize medical cannabis in Nebraska go back to 2016 when its first bill was presented by former State Sen. Tommy Garrett of Bellevue.

Introduced by State Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln, LB588 would establish medical cannabis dispensaries where certified patients could possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana.

Patients with specific conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, cancer, Tourette’s syndrome and chronic pain, woul...

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