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The Nebraska Legislature has adjourned for the year, and once again, prohibitionist lawmakers have prevented the passage of medical marijuana legislation. But the fight is far from over. The vast majority of Nebraskans support medical marijuana, and if a medical marijuana measure appears on the ballot in 2020, there's an excellent chance it will pass.
Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws is leading the charge, and they need your help. Last weekend, they collected an impressive 1,400 signatures in just two days, but there's still a long road ahead. They need as many volunteers as possible to meet their goal by the end of the summer.
Below are several volunteer opportunities coming up this weekend. Please contact the campaign field coordinators by emailing email@example.com to let them know which events you can attend.
LINCOLN - Haymarket Farmers Market
Saturday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
OMAHA - Old Market Farmers Market
Saturday 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LINCOLN - New Kids on the Block concert - Pinnacle Bank Arena
Saturday 6 - 8 p.m.
OMAHA - Aksarben Village Farmers Market
Sunday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
LINCOLN - College View Farmers Market
Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The campaign cannot qualify for the 2020 ballot without supporters like you. If you can, please get involved and volunteer today.
The Utah Patients Coalition held a news conference on Thursday to announce the official launch of signature gathering efforts to get a medical marijuana initiative on the Nov. 2018 ballot. Volunteers began collecting signatures in downtown Salt Lake City immediately following the event.
The Utah Medical Cannabis Act received approval from Lt. Governor Spencer Cox on August 10 to begin gathering signatures after supporters held 10 public hearings across the state and met with various state departments and stakeholders. More than 113,000 valid signatures are required to qualify for the ballot.
Good 4 Utah reports:
They are due April 15, 2018, but this group wants to get all the signatures turned in before the 2018 Legislative Session starts.
"The legislature has had an opportunity for the last three or four years to make substantive policy on this and has failed to do so, so now I think it's time for the people to decide on this issue," said DJ Schanz, Utah Patients Coalition Campaign Director.
The initiative would allow patients with certain qualifying conditions to legally and safely access medical cannabis with the recommendation of their doctor. It limits the number of dispensaries and cultivators, allows local zoning for medical cannabis facilities, prohibits using medical cannabis in public view, maintains the illegality of driving while intoxicated, and closely mirrors the legislation passed by the Utah Senate in 2016. Home cultivation and smoking medical cannabis would not be permitted.