Jul 02, 2020 2:38 PM

Nebraska medical marijuana measure likely to make ballot

Posted Jul 02, 2020 2:38 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters will likely get the chance to vote on a measure to legalize medical marijuana, based on the number of petition signatures that campaign organizers are submitting to state officials.

Organizers of the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana campaign say they’ve gathered 182,000 signatures from all 93 counties to allow the drug for medicinal use.

To qualify for the ballot, the campaign needed to turn in more than 121,000 valid signatures, representing more than 10% of the voters in the state.

A separate campaign to legalize casino gambling at Nebraska horse-racing tracks is also expected to present signatures to state officials Thursday to place that issue on the ballot.