Two Nebraska state senators are leading a campaign to get the legalization of medical marijuana on the 2020 ballot.
The newly formed campaign committee, Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, is lead by Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld and the two filed the initial paperwork for the initiative Thursday morning. They say the soul purpose of the committee is to prioritize Nebraskans' rights to use medical marijuana.
“Today is the first step towards establishing a compassionate medical marijuana law for sick and suffering Nebraskans,” Wishart says. She has been the lead sponsor of medical marijuana bills in the last few legislative sessions. “Thirty-two states have already adopted effective medical marijuana laws, and Nebraska will soon be joining their ranks.”
The newly formed committee will now turn to fundraising and public opinion research in continuing its process.
“Elected officials have had their opportunity to take action and failed," Morfeld says. "Patients cannot wait any longer, and it’s now time for Nebraska voters to decide this issue.”