Status: In Nebraska, it is currently illegal to possess, cultivate or dispense marijuana for any reason.
|CBD Program||Medical Program||Recreational Program||Are Applications Open?|
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Number of Nebraska Marijuana Business Licenses Licenses Available
Proposed Nebraska Medical Cannabis Business License Guidelines
The previously certified Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana initiative established that private entities and agents operating on the entities’ behalf in the State of Nebraska may grow, cultivate, process, possess, transport, sell, test, or transfer possession of cannabis, cannabis products, and cannabis-related equipment for sale or delivery to an individual authorized to use cannabis.
The initiative authorized the Nebraska State Legislature to develop laws, rules, and regulations to govern the state’s medical-marijuana program, including a licensing structure and application process for the private entities to operate as medical cannabis businesses.
Unfortunately, in September the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that the medical marijuana legalization initiative can no longer appear on the state’s November ballot.
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The History of Nebraska Marijuana Business Licenses Marijuana
In 2015, LB 487 was passed to allow for a narrow exception to the current ban in Nebraska on medical cannabis, for an orphan drug, a CBD derivative, that is going through the FDA approval process to treat Dravet syndrome.
On March 1, 2019, a petition to get medical cannabis on the 2020 ballot in Nebraska was approved for signature gathering by the Secretary of State. The initiative is backed by the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana campaign. On July 2, 2020, the campaign submitted 182,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office for review and on August 26, the initiative was successfully certified to appear on the state’s November ballot. A law firm submitted a legal challenge against the initiative, but Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen quickly rejected the challenge on August 27, again securing the initiative’s place on the ballot.
The ballot measure would authorize the Nebraska State Legislature to develop laws, rules, and regulations to govern the state’s medical-marijuana program, including a licensing structure and application process for the private entities to operate as medical cannabis businesses.
Unfortunately, in September the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that the medical marijuana legalization initiative can no longer appear on the state’s November ballot. After the initiative was certified to appear on the ballot, a Lancaster County Sheriff filed a challenge against it, arguing that the proposal violates the state’s single-subject rule for ballot initiatives. While the state initially rejected the argument, the sheriff pursued his case in court, and the Nebraska Supreme Court decided in his favor. Senator Anna Wishart has already promised to re-introduce a medical cannabis bill when the Nebraska Legislature reconvenes in January.