Nebraska Gives First Round Approval to Medical Marijuana Bill

Nebraska Gives First Round Approval to Medical Marijuana Bill

LINCOLN, NE — Lawmakers in the Nebraska Senate have given first round approval to a bill that would allow patients suffering from certain serious medical conditions access to some forms of medical marijuana.

The Cannabis Compassion and Care Act, LB 643, was approved on a first round 27-12 vote Tuesday.  The bill has now entered an enrollment and review period before it can advance to a second debate and vote.

Under LB 643, patients suffering from the following ailments would be eligible for medical marijuana in Nebraska:  cancer;…

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