Feb 19, 2021
"Clean Slate" legislation, 2022 ballot, cannabis legalization, cannabis regulation, constitutional amendment to legalize cannabis, expungement, Judiciary Committee hearing, LB481, LB546, LR2CA, NE, Nebraska, people of color, proponent, Sen. Justin Wayne, Sen. Terrell McKinney, state senator, submit comments
Follow the simple steps below to take action!
State Senators Terrell McKinney and Justin Wayne have introduced legislation to significantly reform Nebraska’s harmful marijuana prohibition laws.
Sen. Wayne is sponsoring two bills that would legalize cannabis for adults. One would establish a comprehensive system of cannabis regulation. The other would put a constitutional amendment to legalize cannabis on the 2022 ballot for voters to decide. Meanwhile, Sen. McKinney has introduced "Clean Slate" legislation that would direct Nebraska courts to nullify past criminal convictions involving marijuana possession, providing relief and restoring individuals’ rights.
You can support these bills right now by following these simple steps:
In your comments, you can mention that marijuana prohibition has had many harmful effects on Nebraska. Thousands of state residents — disproportionately people of color — have been arrested for marijuana in their past, and those convictions can result in the loss of civil rights and make it much more difficult to rent an apartment or find a job.
Your state senator will see your comments and those of all the proponents who live in their legislative district. You can also watch the Judiciary Committee hearing, where these bills are being considered, live today beginning at 1:30 CT!
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