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By Barry DeKay
District 40 Legislator 

Medical marijuana debate back in Legislature


February 16, 2023

This week saw the Legislature conclude the second and final week of all-day committee hearings. The schedule will return to a traditional format, where floor debate is in the mornings and committee hearings in the afternoon.

The question of whether Nebraska should legalize medical marijuana will again be considered by the Legislature. Sen.Wishart introduced LB 588, the Medicinal Cannabis Act, which would provide a regulatory framework to establish access to cannabis specifically for medical purposes. The bill lists 16 conditions that would qualify patients to use cannabis, limits the allow...

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