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2019 Marijuana Packaging Law Updates

For potential growers, producers, and cultivators in Nebraska hoping to sell medical marijuana, the wait for a license may be later rather than sooner. Although Nebraska has a history of attempting to decriminalize marijuana, opposition for legalizing marijuana in Nebraska remains steadfast. Despite great opposition to legalizing marijuana in the Cornhuster State, Nebraska residents may have a chance to turn the tide in 2020. More recently, state senators decided to put the issue of medical marijuana in its November 2020 ballot given the push from other state representatives and lobbyists.

Proponents of the ballot note that legalizing medical use of marijuana would allow patients with debilitating and other medical conditions to safely and securely use marijuana. Still, it appears that some lawmakers question the effects of medical marijuana on driving (ie:under the influence offences) and concerns of crime.

While Nebraska continues to grapple with the issue of medical and recreational cannabis, we will continue to provide you with upcoming updates on Nebraska’s marijuana packaging and marijuana labeling laws.

2018 Marijuana Packaging Law Updates

Many states still follow US Federal guidelines for cannabis, classifying it as an illegal drug with no medicinal value and addictive qualities. Nebraska is one of those states, considering cannabis as a Schedule I narcotic. A Schedule 1 narcotic is a drug with “no health benefits and a high potential for abuse.” The “no health benefits” part of that statement is what most cannabis activists are trying to challenge. Despite that, individuals can still face charges if they’re in possession of cannabis, and legal consequences can be more severe if the amount of cannabis is over what is considered enough for “personal use.”

Current Medical Cannabis Laws

Lawmakers in many states, including the Cornhusker State, are still working with lobbyists, scientists, and law enforcement to decide on the question of legal cannabis in the state. The question may also be put to voters to decide, depending on the state laws. Many states begin the path toward legalizing cannabis by relaxing possession laws, so you should check with Nebraska state government  to see current laws and regulations regarding cannabis dispensaries in the state.

Current Cannabis Research

Scientists have been studying the chemicals that create the physical and mental effects of cannabis, called cannabinoids. They have isolated the chemical (THC) that causes the mental impairment, intoxication, and occasional anxiety many experience with cannabis use. The other major chemical is cannabidiol, or CBD. While THC is illegal in all states, the legality of CBD varies state by state.

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