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Group seeks to legalize recreational marijuana in Nebraska

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Posted at 3:20 PM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 16:24:46-05

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group that tried unsuccessfully to place a medical marijuana proposal on the November ballot will launch a new 2022 campaign to legalize the drug for recreational use.

Organizers with Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana says they're planning a new, broader petition drive. The group collected more than enough signatures to qualify the medical marijuana measure for the ballot this year, but the Nebraska Supreme Court ordered it removed after a group with ties to Republican activists challenged it in court.

Despite opposition from prominent conservatives, including Gov. Pete Ricketts, the measure would have had a good chance of passing in Nebraska.