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"Cannabis is not medicine"

US (NE): Governor stars in anti-legalization ad

Republican governor of Nebraska Pete Ricketts (R) stars in a 30-second ad by SAM Nebraska, an affiliate of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, in which he argues against the legalization of medical cannabis in Nebraska. "We've seen what happens when politics trump science and common sense: that can't happen here. It's up to us to defend our kids and protect our communities."

"The only difference between medical cannabis and adult-use cannabis is word choice," he states in the ad. "It's not medicine."

The ad comes as pro-legalization advocates step up their reform push by circulating a pair of medical cannabis reform initiatives that they hope to put before voters on the 2022 ballot. Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana has until July to collect 87,000 valid signatures to qualify each of their complementary measures. 

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