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  • 1.  Medical Marijuana

    Posted 10-29-2019 08:43
    There is currently a move to get approval for medical marijuana on the Nebraska ballot. Our association has not taken a formal position on this issue but I am having some contact from people asking my/our thoughts or position. For those of you who have passed Medical Marijuana laws in your state can you give me the pros and cons?

    Thanks!

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    Annette Dubas
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    Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations
    Fullerton NE
    308-550-0614
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  • 2.  RE: Medical Marijuana

    Posted 10-30-2019 13:47
    Annette, thats a complicated question to say the least.   A lot has been stated and shared on both sides about this issue.   Here's a link with some information about our original ballot initiative, Prop 215, which was voted on and passed back in 1996.   There's a lot of issues to think about including regulating the industry, enforcement, how to tax it, etc.  On the medical side theres a lot of information about how it has helped many people, but the science of it all has come a long way since CA first passed the initiative.

    https://ballotpedia.org/California_Proposition_215,_the_Medical_Marijuana_Initiative_(1996)

    I hope this helps.  Also, the National Council has a new Director for State Policy and Advocacy, Frankie Berger.  He may be able to help as well.


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    Paul Curtis
    Executive Director
    California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies
    Sacramento CA
    916-557-1166
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