US (NE): Supporters skeptical of reworked medical cannabis bill

The controversial medical cannabis bill introduced last month at the State Capitol will be scrapped for another plan according to the bill’s sponsor. Opponents say it’s still not good enough and they’ll focus on the petition drive.

Crista Eggers is leading the effort to organize the Nebraska signature drive to put medical marijuana on the ballot. Her 7-year-old son Colton suffers from uncontrollable epileptic seizures.

“That was just a shell bill,” said Sen. Mike Groene of North Platte. “I did it two hours prior to deadline to drop a bill. It’s not gonna be the final product.”

He plans to replace his medical cannabis act with a bill. That could be done on Thursday. Groene says it’ll allow people to grow cannabis and doctors to prescribe it. The bill will also have more options for those who qualify than his current plan.

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