In Nebraska, marijuana is illegal in every form, but first possession offense of insignificant amounts was lessened to a civil penalty in 1979.
The following passages will elaborate on the marijuana and CBD laws of Nebraska.
Marijuana in Nebraska
Embracing Mary Jane in the Cornhusker State is illegal, and possessing up to an ounce will slap you with a $300 fine. A repeat offense will put you in jail for five days. The state laws become draconian if an intent to distribution is established, putting the guilty away for up to 20 years, besides a $25,000 fine. Also, selling the substance to a minor within 1000 ft. of a schoolyard is a felony penalized by a life-sentence at times. So, just don’t do it.
Lastly, a certain Pete Ricketts, Gov. of Nebraska believes that cannabis is a dangerous drug.
In December 2018, Nebraska Sens. Adam Morfelt (D) and Anna Wishart (D) introduced a medical cannabis bill (LB110) for individuals with debilitating health conditions. Advocates are expecting the legislative bill 110 will move forward in 2019 because all the previous attempts to medically legalize the crop failed due to severe opposition from the rest of the lawmakers.
Therefore, to exert more pressure on the legislature, a new committee, Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws filed constitutional ballot initiative language with the U.S. Secretary of State to safeguard patients already using medical marijuana and lay the structure for a regulatory system of cultivators and dispensaries.
The Cornhusker State can expect access to legal marijuana in 2020.
CBD Oil Laws in Nebraska
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Nebraska’s first crop of industrial hemp was cultivated in Fremont in 1887 by farmers from Illinois. In 2014, lawmakers in Nebraska approved legislative bill 1001. The legislation restated industrial hemp as an agricultural crop and initiated state-governed research into its growth.
Today, the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp are legalized countrywide due to the 2018 federal farm bill, thereby compelling the Nebraska Legislature to shape-up their legislation to offer the local farmers a new crop option.
The Farm Bill directs U.S. states to deploy a licensing system for industrial hemp, track the supply, and undertake yearly tests to guarantee its legal tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels. Hemp contains traces of THC, but if the percentage levels cross the legal limit in a batch, the concerned state is required to have protocols in place to destroy it.
It is illegal to smoke weed in Nebraska, and carrying even a joint will cost you a $300 fine. The state laws become savage if an intent to distribution is established, putting the felon away for up to 20 years. Also, the Gov. of Nebraska believes that marijuana is a dangerous drug.
However, the Cornhusker State is making progressive moves to get medical weed legalized by 2020. In this lieu, Nebraska Senators have introduced a medical cannabis bill (LB110) for individuals with unbearable health conditions. Lastly, the approval of 2018 federal farm bill is compelling the Nebraska Legislature to reshape their legislation to offer the local farmers the hemp growing option.