nebraska

  1. Ron Strider

    Role Of Hemp, Its Future Legality In Nebraska Remain Questionable

    When my wife Rita rides with me she often says, "Quit gawking around and pay closer attention to the road!" I must admit, I do have a tendency to check out my surroundings perhaps more than I should when I am cruising the two lanes. Of late, one thing I have readily noticed is the sudden...
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    Bill To Legalize Medical Marijuana In Nebraska Will Head To Legislature Floor

    Lincoln – As expected, a legislative committee on Friday advanced a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska. The Legislature's Judiciary Committee advanced Legislative Bill 622, sponsored and prioritized by State Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln, 6-1. The bill is sure to be...
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    NE: Omaha Partner In Hemp-Processing Firm Urges Lawmakers To OK Plant's Farming

    Lincoln – Hemp may grow wild across Nebraska, but if you want to make clothing or other products out of the industrial cousin of marijuana, you'll have to buy it cultivated from Canada. John Lupien of Omaha, a founding partner in a hemp processing company called BastCore, said Tuesday he...
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    Lincoln East Grad Eager To Bring Marijuana Business To Nebraska

    He fled the Midwest for the mountain vistas of southern Oregon a decade ago, and now earns nearly six figures running a farm in a river valley surrounded by the green-covered Siskiyou Range. But Michael Johnson – one of those young, creative types which Nebraska cities are so eager to lure –...
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    Medical Marijuana Will Get Another Chance In Nebraska Legislature

    Lincoln – Nebraska finds itself in rarefied air when it comes to medical marijuana. It's one of a handful states – a list that includes South Dakota, Kansas, Indiana and West Virginia – that prohibit all forms of medicinal cannabis. Twenty-eight states offer comprehensive medical marijuana...
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    Marijuana Vote Wafting To Nebraska

    Marijuana advocates in Nebraska have traded in their rolling papers for initiative petitions. That means voters may soon need to think deeply about the issues of medical and recreational marijuana use. In Nebraska two groups are circulating initiative petitions to put the question on the...
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    Marijuana Arrests Increase In Nebraska, Mostly Along Colorado Border

    Nebraska spent about $10 million on enforcement of marijuana laws in 2014, according to a new report. The study from the Nebraska Center for Justice Research found counties along the Colorado border, in the panhandle, and along Interstate 80 had the highest rates of marijuana arrests in 2014...
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    NE: Marijuana Groups Already Petitioning For 2018 Ballot

    Advocates of marijuana legalization aren't waiting for the autumn leaves to dry. With 54 days left until this November's election, a group pushing to eliminate Nebraska's penalties for those caught with small amounts of pot has already begun gathering signatures to put the issue before voters...
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    Nebraska Families 4 Medical Cannabis To Hold Fundraiser

    Families who are hoping to someday bring the issue of medical cannabis to a vote in Nebraska are hosting a fundraiser this weekend. Nebraska Families 4 Medical Cannabis will sponsor a family picnic at the Boat House Bar & Grill at Branched Oak Lake in Raymond from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday...
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    Nebraska Families 4 Medical Cannabis To Hold Fundraiser

    Families who are hoping to someday bring the issue of medical cannabis to a vote in Nebraska are hosting a fundraiser this weekend. Nebraska Families 4 Medical Cannabis will sponsor a family picnic at the Boat House Bar & Grill at Branched Oak Lake in Raymond from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday...
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    Marijuana Party Candidates Could Appear On Nebraska Ballot

    Lincoln, Nebraska - Those not happy with their choices for president this November could find another option on the Nebraska ballot: the Marijuana Party. The Nebraska Secretary of State's office said Friday that the Marijuana Party of Nebraska turned in about 9,000 petition signatures this...
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    Nebraska's Hemp Battle: Farmers Say Officials Are Blocking A Gold Rush

    Twenty miles east of his office at the University of Nebraska, plant geneticist Ismail Dweikat finds what he's looking for at the fringe of a budding cornfield: wild hemp. Mixed among other roadside weeds, the hemp bears the familiar narrow five-fingered leaves synonymous with marijuana but...
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    Nebraska Medical Marijuana Supporters Organizing To Get Legalization On The Ballot

    Omaha's 420 celebration has gotten political after medical marijuana supporters got burned by Nebraska lawmakers. Now they want voters to decide whether to legalize medical cannabis. It wasn't much of a party this weed holiday at Memorial Park. Rather, supporters took the time to...
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    Nebraska Groups Ready To Push For Medical Marijuana Petition Drive

    It came up several times during debate on the medical marijuana bill Tuesday night. The Legislature could pass Sen. Tommy Garrett's proposal (LB643) and control the use and distribution of the drug, or the people could make the rules if it becomes a ballot initiative. "When this goes on...
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    UNK Panel: Nebraska Could Profit From Hemp Production For Agribusiness, Medicine

    From ropes and sails to Cheech and Chong, the history of the cannabis plant is long and varied. "We're not talking about something new here, we're talking about something humans have used for at least 10,000 years," University of Nebraska at economics professor Allan Jenkins told the Hub...
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    New Political Party Legal Marijuana Now Nebraska Backs Drugs For Medical Use

    As politicians across the U.S. debate medical marijuana laws and legalization for recreational purposes, a group in Nebraska is taking a different approach: forming a political party supporting medical marijuana legalization. The group, Legal Marijuana Now Nebraska, will need to gather 6,500...
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    Nebraska Group Attempting To Legalize Marijuana By Forming New Political Party

    A different political tactic is being taken by local marijuana supporters. Rather than mount a challenging petition drive to put the issue in front of voters, they're attempting to form a new political party. "Some medications just don't work," medical marijuana supporter Frank Riojas...
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    Medical Marijuana, Right For Nebraska?

    Medical marijuana was a red hot topic in the Nebraska legislature last year and it ultimately failed. The debate has re-ignited again this year and with some new firepower. A stronger effort to legalize medical marijuana based on Minnesota's law is now underway in the unicameral...
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    Nebraska Lobbyists To Help Push For Medical Marijuana

    People around the State Capitol last year knew them simply as "the moms." The cadre of mothers, often with chronically sick children in tow, made emotional and compelling pleas for a bill legalizing medical marijuana in Nebraska. It was an impressive citizens campaign by a group formally...
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    Canopy Growth Corp. Leads The Way Towards The Legalized MJ Market In Canada

    North American political outlook for Marijuana Investments I am cautiously bullish for US investment opportunities in MJ. However, American political uncertainty, especially on the federal level remains a headwind to companies during this period of piece meal arrival of legalization laws...