As the great marijuana debate continues to plow across our beautiful country, you may begin to notice that more and more states in the Midwest and Great Plains are joining the pro-cannabis fight. In fact, Michigan and North Dakota prepared for the legalization of recreational pot, while Utah and Missouri made strong cases for medical-grade marijuana. Meanwhile, Ohio, the Heartland of the United States, is fighting for lighter drug regulations. So what is the case with other states across these regions? While South Dakota and Wyoming do not seem to be following in Colorado’s shadow, more activity is brewing in Montana. However, we have not really focused on the neighbor of the Dakotas in this debate. Let’s take a closer look at some facts about cannabis laws in Nebraska.
Nestled between the Great Plains and the Midwest, Nebraska is an iconic state covered with endless, treeless prairies that make it an ideal setup for ranches and farms. In an earlier part of U.S. history, many iconic trails (including the path of the Lewis and Clark Expedition) passed across the plains of this beautiful state. Even more fascinating, Nebraska is home to some of the densest populations of Native American tribes including the Omaha, Missouria, Ponca, Pawnee, and Otoe. Semi-arid and humid for long portions of the year, the Cornhusker State might not provide sprawling urban hubs, but culture and nature enthusiasts can enjoy endless stretches of the Wild West.
At this time, both recreational and medical marijuana are completely illegal, although lawmakers have been fighting the good fight to bring about some changes. Generally, penalties for marijuana possession in Nebraska are more lenient than other U.S. States. However, the manufacture, sale, or distribution of the drug can ultimately result in a maximum sentence of 5 years and/or a fine of $25,000. However, in 2015, Senator Tommy Garrett introduced LB643 in an effort to provide medical marijuana to patients suffering from a debilitating illness.
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