Nebraska State Senators Anna Wishart and Adam Morefeld announced Thursday they will be leading a new committee to reform marijuana laws in the state.
Nebraska for Sensible Marijuana Laws filed its initial paperwork and will focus legalization of medical marijuana.
“We will be conducting research to determine the level of support for additional reforms,” Morfeld said in a release. “We are going to put forward an initiative that enjoys strong support from Nebraskans.”
Members of the committee include Democrats, Republicans and independents.
“The Marijuana Policy Project is excited to work with Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws in pursuit of marijuana policies that truly serve the interests of the people,” deputy director of the Marijuana Policy Project and campaign committee member Matthew Schweich said. “Medical marijuana is a bipartisan issue that enjoys strong support across the country, including in conservative states like Nebraska. We are confident this campaign will be successful at the ballot box in 2020.” [Read more at KMTV Omaha]