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Nebraska lawmakers debate medical marijuana

Posted: 10:32 PM, May 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-15 23:32:40-04
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Lawmakers debated legalization of medical marijuana late Wednesday, but didn't vote on the measure. It appears the proposal will likely not pass this session.

Supporters argued Wednesday that the legislative bill is narrowly tailored meaning there would be restrictions on how much users can possess while smoking marijuana would remain illegal.

Senators who oppose the measure say the drug is still illegal at the federal level.

Wishart says the bill is intended to address the concerns of many groups who raised concerns about it.

Supporters are circulating petitions to get the proposal on the November 2020 ballot.