On Wednesday activists supporting the campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska announced the secretary of state’s office has informed them they collected enough signatures to qualify their initiative for the November ballot. However, a law firm representing unnamed state residents filed a last-minute legal challenge attempting to stop voters from having a chance to decide on the measure this November. Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana said in an email blast that while the secretary of state has not formally certified the initiative, office staff informed them that they submitted enough valid signatures to make the cut. Group officials remarked that despite the signature qualification, a law firm sent a letter to the secretary of state alleging the legalization measure violated the state’s “single-subject” rule that precludes ballot initiatives that cover more than one issue, and arguing the proposal “cases confusion” and “creates doubt about what will be authorized after the election.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 08/26/2020 17:36:24