The Nebraska Cannabis Association announced itself last week as the first state-wide association dedicated to lobbying cannabis policies, offering advice on matters of regulatory concern and helping entrepreneurs.
John Cartier, president and chief executive officer of the Nebraska Cannabis Association John Cartier, president and chief executive officer of Nebraska Cannabis Association, stated that Nebraska is one of only two states that have not legalized cannabis in any form.
But that may soon change, Cartier added.
“It is not too far-fetched to think that some sort of legalization will be in place before the end of this decade, and with several ballot initiatives scheduled for 2022, it could be in as early as January 2023,” he said.
Two ballot initiatives to legalize medical marijuana were filed with Nebraska Secretary of State’s Office. A petition to legalize all marijuana usage is still on file.
Both sides want to put the legalization issue to be a vote at the next election.
The group of businesses and individuals stated that if legalization is granted it will strive to establish an “strong, well-regulated cannabis market” within the Legislature and other state-governing bodies. It is Find out more on The North Plate Telegraph]
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