Tag: Nebraska

Nebraska Bill Aims To Increase Taxes on CBD, Hemp Products by 100%

March 27, 2024 · High Times

A recent property tax relief bill in Nebraska is seeking to create new income opportunities for the state, including a variety of sales tax exemptions. This includes adding sales taxes for products like candy and soda, as well as services such as pet care and grooming, but most importantly, adding a 100% tax to CBD and hemp products. Legislative Bill 388 was recently passed by the Nebraska Legislature’s Revenue Committee on March 21 in a seven to 10 vote. The bill was initially… Read more.

Nebraska ramps up delta-8 THC crackdown with retailer lawsuits

October 31, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Nebraska’s attorney general filed several consumer-protection lawsuits in another effort to clamp down on sales of hemp-derived delta-8 THC products. The lawsuits target delta-8 THC retailers in 10 counties, and the AG also issued a warning about the alleged risks of the products, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. State Attorney General Mike Hilgers said he’s concerned that products potentially containing harmful chemicals are being sold to youth. “We have retailers who are selling chemicals to kids – THC-containing products – to… Read more.

Nebraska Advocacy Group Continues Pushing for Medical Cannabis Legalization

September 27, 2023 · High Times

Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana (NMM) is continuing to ramp up its medical cannabis ballot campaign for a third, and hopefully last time. NMM officially launched its campaign on Sept. 13 with two different measures: The Patient Protection Act and The Medical Cannabis Regulation Act. The former would provide protection for both patients as well as caregivers, and the latter would set up a regulated market. In order to qualify for the November 2024 ballot, NMM must collect at least 87,000 signatures per measure by July 3,… Read more.

Nebraska Medical Marijuana Campaign Makes ‘Final’ Push For The Ballot, As Activist Blasts Governor’s Opposition As A ‘Cop Out’

September 26, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

This is the third election cycle in a row that Crista Eggers has led the fight to put medical marijuana legalization on the Nebraska ballot. But this is the last time, she says. Defeat is simply not an option she’s willing to accept. “There’s just no choice,” she told Marijuana Moment in a recent phone interview. “I keep calling it the final time—not because there would be any giving up, but this is the final time. We’re going to get… Read more.

Nebraska Advocates Launch Third Medical Cannabis Ballot Initiative Campaign

September 14, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

Cannabis advocates in Nebraska are making their third attempt to get an initiative to legalize medical cannabis to voters as they host a signature drive kickoff today. Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana (NMM) has twice failed to get the issue on ballots – in 2020 after the state Supreme Court ruled the question’s wording violated the state’s single subject provision for initiatives, and in 2022 after the campaign failed to gather enough signatures. In a press release, the campaign said the 2022 effort was unsuccessful because the… Read more.

Nebraska authorities cracking down on hemp-derived THC sales

August 15, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Nebraska law enforcement is investigating sales of hemp-derived cannabis products containing more than 0.3% THC. Most recently, authorities in Lincoln seized products, paraphernalia and financial records from five stores that previously failed compliance checks earlier this year for testing. According to the Lincoln Journal Star, the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office joined forces with six law enforcement agencies in southeast Nebraska and allegedly bought products containing more than 5% THC from stores in recent months. Store owners and staff caught up in the… Read more.

Will the 3rd Time be a Charm for Nebraska and Legalizing Medical Marijuana?

May 27, 2023 · Cannabis.net

Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana, an organization formed by a state lawmaker in Nebraska, is optimistic that the third time will be the charm and that medical cannabis will be legalized in the state. Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana (NMM) turned in two petitions to the secretary of state's office on Thursday in an effort to start the 2024 election process as Sen. Anna Wishart's (D) reform measure remains stuck in committee. Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana's Third Attempt In Nebraska, proponents of… Read more.

Nebraska Advocates Launch Medical Cannabis Legalization Ballot Initiative Campaign

May 23, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

Advocates in Nebraska on Thursday filed paperwork to begin a petition drive to get a medical cannabis legalization question in 2024 ballots, the Nebraska Examiner reports. Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana have previously unsuccessfully attempted to get the issue to voters but their most recent bid – for 2022 – failed to garner enough signatures.   In 2020, a medical cannabis initiative did qualify for the ballot but was thrown out by the state Supreme Court that ruled it violated the state’s “single subject” rule for… Read more.