US (NE): Sen. Groene to expand medical cannabis proposal

Republican Sen. Mike Groene introduced LB 1275 at the end of January: an act to legalize medical cannabis in small doses and limited forms. 
 
"I didn’t change my mind this year, I stood up on Wishart's bill because the medical purposes' alternative is deadly opioids," Groene told NCN on a phone call. "Wishart didn’t bring forward a bill, so I waited until the last day for that option," he said.
 
Many Nebraskans reacted in opposition to the bill, despite wanting cannabis to be legalized. "This bill is limited. The THC content of the flower itself -- 15% won't touch much epilepsy," said Luke Drozd of Madison.

He has been promoting cannabis for the sake of his wife with stage four cancer. Drozd's other concerns, he listed, include: that the bill does not provide an adequate way for dispensaries to obtain medical cannabis in his opinion; that practitioners are discouraged from participating; that practitioners must have 20 hours of CMEs; that the qualifying list of conditions is narrow; that ingestion via inhalation is prohibited; and that the Nebraska State Patrol administers the program. 

To read the complete article, go to rivercountry.newschannelnebraska.com


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